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The Welland Canal

Address: West Street, Welland, Ontario L3K 4E3, Canada
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Ranked #1 of 13 Attractions in Welland
Type: Bodies of Water, Nature & Parks
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Type: Bodies of Water, Nature & Parks

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29 reviews 29 reviews
3 attraction reviews
21 helpful votes 21 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 7, 2014

It is good to have multiple waterways in this city. The Welland Canal not only has a tremendous amount of history, but it also attracts much wildlife to the area.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 2, 2014

Great walks, the parks and walking trails are kept very clean and safe, great place to walk the dog, jog or ride your bike

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Fenwick, Ontario
14 reviews 14 reviews
9 attraction reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 11, 2014

Lock 7 is a beautiful place to visit, both to watch the huge ships coming through the locks, and to see the whole history of the canal in the museum. It is a small park all around the area and is very scenic

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Niagra Falls
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8 reviews 8 reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 3, 2014

lock 7 is a great place to go see ships pass through the locks and read about the canals historygive yourself a little time as ships are not always there.......

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Welland, Canada
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41 reviews 41 reviews
6 attraction reviews
41 helpful votes 41 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed October 27, 2014

What waste of a water way made for boats! This city is back wards, should have condos built on the coast lines with shops in all of them, Welland needs to get with the times

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249 reviews 249 reviews
85 attraction reviews
101 helpful votes 101 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 15, 2014

The Welland Canal is an engineering marvel that can be fully appreciated at Lock 7's viewing platform. There is a very informative visitors center at Lock 7, and if you are lucky, you'll be there when a ship comes through the lock. If you are really lucky, one of the volunteer docents will be on hand to explain it all... More 

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19 helpful votes 19 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 29, 2014

Whether you're just visiting or are a life-time southern Ontarian (as I am), it's fascinating to watch huge lake freighters move smoothly through the locks. At Lock 7, there is a viewing area that offers you a close-up look at the workings of the lock. Don't miss the Information Centre where friendly staff answer whatever questions you might have. Estimated... More 

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120 attraction reviews
127 helpful votes 127 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed September 14, 2014

This is the first Canal that I visited. It was very informative. When I visited there were 2 ships on each lane crossing the canal. It took probably 20- 25 minutes for the ships to enter and exit the lock. Unfortunately, the weather was bad. It rained for all the time I was there.

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St. Catharines, Canada
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17 attraction reviews
54 helpful votes 54 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 12, 2014

Welland canal connects Lake Ontario to Lake Erie through 8 locks that allow ocean liners to travel through the great lakes. It is an amazing engineering work, allowing shipping through the Great Lakes. There is an observation site and the third lock, but you can climb the escarpment with your car along the canal and observe the whole length of... More 

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Niagara Falls, Canada
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4 attraction reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 7, 2014

We enjoy going to the locks to see the huge ships come through the locks. It is fascinating to watch as the water raises or lowers these huge vessels! At Lock 3 you can visit the museum for a nominal fee and learn about the canals and the shipping. We have driven from lock 1 to lock 7 and ended... More 

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