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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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Living close to the Welland canal, one easily forgets how it is a marvel to see large ships travel up and down the locks. It really is phenomenal.

5 of 5 bubblesReviewed 5 days ago
Joanne C
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

Living close to the Welland canal, one easily forgets how it is a marvel to see large ships travel up and down the locks. It really is phenomenal.

Thank Joanne C
Welland, Canada
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

The Welland Canal is an engineering wonder which allows large Ocean going ships to travel to and from Lake Erie and Lake Ontario. As many as 12 ships a day traverse the Canal round the clock. It is quite an esperience to see these large vessels going through the locks. It is very worth the effort to visit the Canal... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

A visit to Niagara should include a drive and stops along the historic Welland Canal The bridges , locks , boats and tunnels along the canal are wonderful sights to see

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Wausau, Wisconsin
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

The Welland Canal is the Soo Locks on steroids- 326 foot rise/drop accomplished with series of 7 locks! Start at very nice St Catharines Museum at Lock 3 then proceed south along the Welland Canals Parkway along the west side of the canal to locks 4 through 7 and the interesting village of Thorold. At Lock 7 is lockside viewing... More 

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St. Catharines, Canada
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

After seeing some of the reviews I almost canceled our trip. SO glad we didn't!!! Super clean rooms, friendly staff (Shelby, Sadie) warm greeting every time we walked in or out of the hotel. Key cards worked just fine and the breakfast was great! We will 1000% stay here again when visiting family!!!!

Thank vmoffatt69
Hervey Bay, Australia
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We just love locks in Australia so headed out to this wonderful tourist attraction and we were lucky enough to see a big ship going through. The small is only small but well worth the visit as is the lacrosse museum.

Thank SandyFord16
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

I love to walk the trail along the canal, but watch for cyclists and people with dogs who do not always obey the "leash" rule.

Thank maryX6831YG
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 12, 2016

You can not come to the area without touring the Historic Welland Canal> Take the time prior to your visit to read up about all 3 Canals and make sure your visit includes a trip to the reviewing stand in near by Thorold. A most wonderful adventure awaits you there as you will see a ship enter into one of... More 

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Welland, Canada
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 6, 2016 via mobile

It's a wonderful job they did restoring this old bridge. My bf lives not far from here so we took a walk on and around bridge. Is so beautiful at night especially with the lights they now have on there. We were very impressed.

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Mississauga, Canada
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 4, 2016

Welland canal was a man-made canal to cross ships and boats from Lake Erie to Lake Ontario to avoid Niagara falls. Best place to see the locking system in the view decks at Lock 3. you can find information about ship times from web when you planning your visit. Make sure to go early. there are ample parking at no... More 

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