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St. Catharines Museum and Welland Canals Centre at Lock 3

1932 Welland Canals Parkway, St. Catharines, Ontario L2R 7K6, Canada
+1 905-984-8880
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Learn about the history and building of the canals

The Museum staff are very knowledgeable about the building of the canals and the history. The... read more

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Welland canal lock 3

welland canal lock 3 ..is a amazing place to visit .If you are lucky enough to see the ships... read more

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1932 Welland Canals Parkway, St. Catharines, Ontario L2R 7K6, Canada
+1 905-984-8880

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Reviewed 1 week ago

The Museum staff are very knowledgeable about the building of the canals and the history. The viewing deck is right alongside lock 3 and there is a daily schedule of ship movements through the lock. Particularly interesting for students to learn about the dynamics of...More

Thank flexitdriver
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

welland canal lock 3 ..is a amazing place to visit .If you are lucky enough to see the ships passing the canal ..is a great experience. Its amazing to see how the ship sinks and raised by remote operation..

Thank sadgurusai
Reviewed 1 week ago

If you are able to be there when a ship is going through it's something you won't see anywhere else. If possible stay close to the volunteer from the museum who explains the maneuvers the ships are performing to enter the canal.

Thank Ingrid S
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

A must see for all ages. Canal was great, we were able to see a ship going up followed immediately by a ship coming down. (schedule available online) Note to Parents there is a Lacrosse display at the back with a net and a few...More

Thank DrEavestrough
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Many years ago I remember visiting a lock in Pennsylvania USA. And it was such a great experience. We made it a point to visit Welland while staying in St. Catharines. We were lucky enough to see a ship leaving and another coming. It's amazing...More

Thank Joerenard305
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

When we make our annual visit to Niagara-on-the-Lake from the states, we like to learn something about Canada as well as to see the excellent plays at the Shaw Festival. This year we drove to St. Catharine's Museum, located at lock 3 of Welland Canals....More

Thank June C
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Fabulous point of interest on the Welland Canal/St Lawrence seaway. Good video on the history of the canals and a good viewing platform at lock three.

Thank marcus c
Reviewed June 20, 2017

This is a great history lesson!! I enjoyed watching the ships come in to lowered or raised depending on the route it was taking to Lake Erie or Lake Ontario. This process was simply amazing to me as I had never seen a ship pull...More

Thank iluvfoodz
Reviewed June 14, 2017

Our tour bus stopped at this interesting and informative attraction. We watched a boat go through the 'locks'. We saw a fact filled video re how the 'locks' work...how the ships go from one great lake to the other...the history of how the locks were...More

Thank Janis H
Reviewed June 11, 2017 via mobile

I am a local but love checking out this place every few months as the Feature exhibit changes. Staff is always friendly ave welcoming.

Thank chuckdacanuck
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April 17, 2017|
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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.