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St. Catharines Museum and Welland Canals Centre at Lock 3

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Been 8n Niagara for many times. This place is so new to me. Worth a visit if youre going to see the... read more

Reviewed 3 days ago
Toronto, Canada
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nice surprise!

visited here not knowing what we would see ~ such a pleasant surprise! Learned a lot and really... read more

Reviewed 5 days ago
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1932 Welland Canals Parkway, St. Catharines, Ontario L2R 7K6, Canada
+1 905-984-8880
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Reviewed 3 days ago via mobile

Been 8n Niagara for many times. This place is so new to me. Worth a visit if youre going to see the falls. Short drive there as it's near the QEW and Outlet Collections. Went there to see the ships going through the canal. Advise:...More

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Reviewed 5 days ago

visited here not knowing what we would see ~ such a pleasant surprise! Learned a lot and really enjoyed the WW1 exhibit!!! Life sized soldiers and ammo and so many artifacts~~~ great and interesting exhibit! Also saw large ship going through the canal while there....More

Thank redhead2008
Reviewed 1 week ago

This museum and viewing stand of the locks is well worth the short drive from Niagara Falls. It is staffed by knowledgeable docents who shared the history of the area. In addition to the museum, we were able to watch a barge going through the...More

Thank ChispaFlorida
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

I went here with my husband and my sister's family. Her younger kids got a little bored, but there is a playground nearby. If you like the Facebook page of the museum, you can see the daily times the ships are expected through, as they...More

Thank Becky U
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

You are able to do on your own but there are volunteers to assist you. Video was good. Facility was clean and you could see the ships coming through the canal . We visited before September 2017 but that date was not available.

Thank Betty J
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

We were visiting Niagara Falls and stayed at an Airbnb very near the museum. We were heading to the grocery store one afternoon and were held up by the drawbridge being up to allow an enermous tanker to go through. We decided to visit the...More

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Reviewed 5 weeks ago via mobile

The 2nd floor has a huge room for many occasions. We did a baby shower for our grand daughter. Nice walk out to the platform for watching ships pass through the lock and a museum on main floor. Elevator to 2nd floor was a bonus....More

Thank Steve L
Reviewed August 18, 2018 via mobile

The children thought this was going to be a pretty canal, like we have in England. It was not that. But a commercial canal, carrying huge freight ships through various locks to get to the top of the height of Niagara. It was interesting and...More

Thank Voyage557283
Reviewed August 6, 2018 via mobile

We took our grandsons to see the museum and the lacrosse hall of fame. They were impressed with the artifacts that have been preserved and the big ships going through the canal. The hall of fame was great as a lacrosse player myself I was...More

Thank Bill G
Reviewed July 30, 2018

For a small museum, this one is very well done and full of interesting history about the area - there's more to this history than you might think! They have some great artefacts, including some very early cars and a fire "truck". We were very...More

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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.