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The Welland Canal

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Address: West Street, Welland, Ontario L3K 4E3, Canada
Phone Number: 905-984-8880
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The Welland Canal is a wonderful place to visit for shopping, restaurants and sightseeing. Watching the ships cruise through from Lake Ontario to Lake Erie is exciting for all... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed 4 days ago
Peggy V
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Welland, Canada
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Welland, Canada
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW via mobile

The Welland Canal is a wonderful place to visit for shopping, restaurants and sightseeing. Watching the ships cruise through from Lake Ontario to Lake Erie is exciting for all ages. Many areas along the canal you can dine for lunch or a nice dinner or browse the little shops.

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Rodney, Canada
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

The Welland Canal is a must and we had the pleasure to watch boats go thru the canal a couple times while we were there.

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Pittsburgh, PA
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

My husband and I took our two teenage daughters to the Lock 3 Visitor Center. The last time we were there was 12 years ago. Boy, how it has improved! The clean, modern Visitor Center with pretty landscaping and ample parking has a nice gift shop and comfortable waiting area, a small play area outside for young children and a... More 

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Niagara Falls
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Wonderful way to view the ships coming through the Great Lake system, well maintained bike/walking paths, clean, plenty of amenities near by. Great for singles, couples and families alike :)

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St. Catharines, Canada
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

I love visiting the Welland Canal. Its quiet, peaceful and serene. There is a lovely path for walking or biking

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Mississauga, Ontario
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 weeks ago

You can watch large lake/ocean ships climb the mountain from Lake Ontario to Lake Erie via a series of locks of the Welland Canal. The visitor centre (Lock 3) supplies food, information and souvenirs. Check the opening times as it is not open for all ship transits. A web site lists the ships expected through the lock and at what... More 

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Elmira, New York
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 23, 2016 via mobile

If you (or your kids or your inner child) have an engineering bent or like ships, this is a great place to visit. There are great viewing spots at most individual locks, with easiest parking at the visitor centers (we stopped at lock 7 and 3). You can call the centers for the day's ship schedule in season (April-Dec). If... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 20, 2016

Wish there were more street tourist signs. Locations well developed with signage, once you arrive. Reading site information on line helps tremendously. Should have stopped at tourist information center.

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Thank Schreiber11
Welland, Canada
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 13, 2016

Firstly, Welland Canal West St. is in Port Colborne, not Welland. West St. Port Colborne is a very attractive water's edge shopping and eating area. Drift down the canal's sprawling features, view some ships either tied up or passing through. You won't be disappointed here. Sit a spell and take in the sounds and smells of this lovely port. And... More 

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Trujillo, Honduras
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1 of 5 stars Reviewed July 12, 2016 via mobile

On vacation, some friends and family members and I decided to take a pleasure craft through the welland canal from Lake Ontario to Lake Erie.  We prebooked our pass for all 8 locks to make sure there were no complications. We understood that the first lock opened for please crafts at 7. So we got up early and arrived at... More 

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