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Address: West Street, Welland, Ontario L3K 4E3, Canada
Phone Number: 905-984-8880
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just great to finally stop here after so many years of just driving by it. it is a marvel of engineering thats for sure and the tunnel under Thorold is awesome

5 of 5 starsReviewed August 3, 2015
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Orillia, Canada
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 3, 2015 NEW

just great to finally stop here after so many years of just driving by it. it is a marvel of engineering thats for sure and the tunnel under Thorold is awesome

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Utica, New York
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 24, 2015

Had no problem finding the Lock. Anyone interested in transportation history or in the history of the Great Lakes should visit. Fascinating to see the huge lock in action.

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Greensboro, North Carolina, United States
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 21, 2015

A short drive away from the busy Niagara Falls area the lock is definitely worth visiting if you enjoy (maritime) history. My pre-teen & teen boys and I found it fascinating to learn and observe the operation. We checked the daily Facebook post at St. Catharines Museum & Welland Canals Centre and scheduled our visit to see one of the... More 

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Alabama
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 14, 2015

We did the Welland Canal Parkway. It really needs to be better marked. We tried following the map on the brochure but got lost every time in the towns along the way. Signs for the parkway are either too small, faded or missing. We enjoyed the ride and scenery when we weren't frustrated trying to find our way.

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toms river, new jersey
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 9, 2015

Part of our bus trip to Niagara Falls was stopping at the Welland canal. We timed it right because there was a huge freight liner just entering the canal. Our tour guide explained how the canal is used to transport these ships from water that is considerably higher from where they were coming from to where they were were going.... More 

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Stoney Creek, Canada
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 8, 2015

This is a great place to take the kids and have a picnic, we loved watching a ship pass through the canal locks. Information centre was very informative. Highly recommend

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Welland, Ontario
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 8, 2015

The Welland Canal is a great resource for those who like to paddle or kayak. The new flatwater centre is much in demand for rowing events. It's a nice area to walk in or take doggie for a walk too.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 7, 2015

We like to bike along the Welland Canal near the visitor's center. On our last trip there were 3 boats at various points along the canal. It is always interesting to watch them enter and leave the locks as well as the operation of the draw and lift bridges. The visitor's center is clean and well kept.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 6, 2015

We stopped in and just as we did a ship was coming though the Canal. It's always interesting to see the ships go up or down. We wandered into the building to see they have now completed the St. Catharines Museum. The museum is free and is much bigger than it looks. Lots of fascinating information inside with actual artifacts.

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Mississauga, Canada
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 2, 2015

My Dad used to bring us here every year when we were touring around Niagara Falls area. It's fun to watch the boats / ships go through the locks.

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Address: West Street, Welland, Ontario L3K 4E3, Canada
Phone Number: 905-984-8880
Location: Canada  >  Ontario  >  Welland

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