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St. Catharines Museum and Welland Canals Centre at Lock 3

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We love this museum. We live locally and often drop in to see the exhibits and the boats coming... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
Nadia P
St. Catharines, Canada
Great Lake Canal

Got a chance to view and understand the vessel pass through this canal process. The whole process... read more

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1932 Welland Canals Parkway, St. Catharines, Ontario L2R 7K6, Canada
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Reviewed 1 week ago

We love this museum. We live locally and often drop in to see the exhibits and the boats coming through. It’s pretty cool watching the boats navigate through the canal, especially from the top platform. (Stair access or via elevator) The museum itself is cool...More

Date of experience: May 2019
Thank Nadia P
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Got a chance to view and understand the vessel pass through this canal process. The whole process will take 20-25 mins. A small museum for you to visit.

Date of experience: May 2019
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Visited the museum and watched ships coming thru the locks. The museum has daily ship schedule. Arrive early for best views and to get the full effect of ships entering and exiting Lock 3 from the observation deck which remains open after the museum closes....More

Date of experience: May 2019
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Reviewed May 11, 2019

Whether you are a local or visiting the Niagara region, this is a great place to visit and learn very much about the lock system which is still in use today.

Date of experience: July 2018
Thank Marie R
Reviewed May 7, 2019

Located on Government road between Queenston Rd and Glendale Rd right beside the Welland Canal this free attraction offers a unique multimedia perspective on the construction and history of the canal. Takes about 30 minutes and if your timing is good you will see one...More

Date of experience: November 2018
Thank Tom M
Reviewed May 2, 2019 via mobile

A great place to witness the inner workings of the canal loch system. We had two ships pass through while here. The museum is small but provides a good of the canal and St Catherine's.

Date of experience: May 2019
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Reviewed April 30, 2019

I was there for a birthday party in the upstairs hall and we all walked downstairs to check out the museum. It was really nice.

Date of experience: May 2018
Thank Lisamac979
Reviewed April 19, 2019 via mobile

We went to the canal to watch the ships go through the locks. We had no idea that there was a museum. There is no charge for admission, but a voluntary donation. There was a lot of interesting information about the town and other Canadian...More

Date of experience: April 2019
Thank 763sharonr
Reviewed April 13, 2019 via mobile

Went here during March break, they had guided tours going on. The welland canal tour inc talks from historical people that influenced the area and canal! Wonderful idea and kids enjoyed it too! Also did the archives tour! What great stuff they have there, and...More

Date of experience: March 2019
Thank poad4
Reviewed March 19, 2019

You can find the history of the Welland Canal as well as a viewing station for the ships that ply the lakes. History of the area is covered in many exhibits. St Catharines is a rowing city as well as Lacrosse, you can find information...More

Date of experience: November 2018
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Response from Tom K | Reviewed this property |
here's how alot of others I have known tour the Canal. start at lock 1 - closest to lake ontario. From there you can drive up the Canal Road all the way up to Thorold o Ontario - making stops along the way. the museum is a... More
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Response from DWGB | Reviewed this property |
It is posted inside the museum foyer.