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St. Catharines Museum and Welland Canals Centre at Lock 3

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Address: 1932 Welland Canals Parkway, St. Catharines, Ontario L2R 7K6, Canada
Phone Number: (905) 984-8880
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great for watching boats

We went there on a sunny Tuesday morning and had a great time watching the ships pass through the locks. We got a coffee at the gift shop and watched from the roof-top garden as... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed 6 days ago
Daniel R
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Winnipeg, Canada
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Winnipeg, Canada
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

We went there on a sunny Tuesday morning and had a great time watching the ships pass through the locks. We got a coffee at the gift shop and watched from the roof-top garden as well as the platform. Be warned, there isn't much shade so sunburn is a concern in the summer. Be sure to check the online shipping... More 

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St. Catharines, Canada
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

My wife a i went ti. The canal meum with our grandkids thought we would just pass some time. We found there were tons of interesting item about building the canal to see and then watched a ship pass by. There is a play set outside for the kids as well. How good does it get? Also dont forget the... More 

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St. Catharines, Canada
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Very informative about local st catharines history and niagara area. Many displays you won't find in other museums, and facts about the building of the welland canal

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Ontario, Canada
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

We were very impressed with the displays, etc. The museum has done a fine job. The war mementoes were especially interesting as was the history of the Welland Canal.

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Mooresville, North Carolina
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

We stopped here on a recommendation from a friend, and we were NOT disappointed. Our timing was perfect...not only we were having great summer weather (warm and sunny with NO humidity), but a ship was coming from Lake Erie headed to Lake Ontario. The water levels of these 2 lakes are quite different, so they need to enter a lock... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

It is pretty close to the Niagara-on-the-Lake and winery district. Several ships are going through the canal each day. You can call the reception to know the schedule or check the display opposite to the office. There is a small free museum to spend time while waiting for the ships. The museum features local history and canal history. The canteen... More 

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Belle River, Canada
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Congratulations St. Catharine's on putting together such a comprehensive museum. We spent much more time in the museum than we ever expected. We were hoping to see a ship pass through the canal and found that we would need to wait about an hour for the next one to arrive. Well that hour passed quickly as we looked at all... More 

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Toronto, Canada
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Love to see the canal both up close and from afar . Amazing to see the ship travel and the movie shows the importance of the canal. A must stop I the area.

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Niagara Falls, Canada
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

The Lock 3 Centre has an amazing elevated platform that gives you a birds eye view of lakers passing through the lock. The classic wrought iron bars are high enough to keep you safe but still have enough space to give you unobstructed pictures of the boats. The main building has a souvenir shop, a café, and a history museum... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Can't express enough how great this museum is. So much knowledge to absorb. Was a great experience! Loved watching the boats enter the locks. A friend once said to me" it's all about plumbing" how true that statement is!!!

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