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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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Welland Canal

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... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed yesterday
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Niagara Falls
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW

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 yesterday NEW

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 2 days ago NEW

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 3 days ago NEW 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 6 days ago NEW

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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Welland, Canada
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

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 2 weeks ago 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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The Woodlands, Texas
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

The Welland Canal area can be whatever you want it to be - a quiet place to sit and read a book or take a walk. A green space to sit and have a picnic while you watch ships pass through the lock. Or a fun weekend with your family and friends for CANAL DAYS. You cannot miss CANAL DAYS!... More 

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Welland, Canada
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

If you want a quiet car free bike ride or a walk,then the recreational canal is the place to be.There are noisy places to be along the waterway, especially the Flatwater centre where world class canoeing, rowing and Dragon Boat races are held. You might want to rent a canoe and explore or just go fishing.

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cleveland
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Moved back to Welland and really appreciating this canal. Love the bridge lite up! Just adds a whole new experience ! Tranquil.

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