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The Welland Canal

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Address: West Street, Welland, Ontario L3K 4E3, Canada
Phone Number: +1 905-984-8880
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Bike Riding along the canal

I love the trail along the Welland Canal. It's a paved recreational trail that follows the shore of the canal which connects Lake Ontario to Lake Erie. Besides watching the ships... read more

5 of 5 bubblesReviewed 2 weeks ago
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Port Colborne
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Port Colborne
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

I love the trail along the Welland Canal. It's a paved recreational trail that follows the shore of the canal which connects Lake Ontario to Lake Erie. Besides watching the ships pass by, there are many sights to see along the way. Also there are several spots to stop and get a bite to eat. Two bike shops to help... More 

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Niagara Falls
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

I have lived around the Niagara region for many years and the Welland Canal is a great place to visit from Lock to Lock. There is even a museum at I think Lock 3 that is very interesting to go through. Great to sit and watch the ships go through , ships from all over the world.

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Welland On.
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

A relaxing and scenic area in Welland. Great walking or biking paths along the canal. You can also rent a kayak by the hour to explore the canal. There are picnic areas and many people fishing.

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Welland, Canada
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

I never tire of watching the ships go through. There is new technology with magnetic pads to hold the ships in place, but still amazing that the lock system was built so long ago.

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Toronto, Canada
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 weeks ago

Driving under the welland canal through the tunnel is a must see, it's an astonishing feeling knowing that this science took many man hours of thought and construction, it's a marvel you won't soon forget!

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Huddersfield, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 26, 2016

I cannot visit the area without spending a day at the canal, generally like looking at the Canal from Lock 1 at St Catherine's to Lock 8 at Port Colborne. the staff in the Visitor Centre at Lock 7 are always very helpful and you can check what ships are due through that day . Good to see the new... More 

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San Rafael de Escazu, Costa Rica
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 26, 2016

Excellent waterway available for all watersports ( non-motorized) enthusiasts, along with beautiful scenery. Can easily spend an entire day on the canal with many gorgeous spots to stop and take a rest. Pack a picnic and your experience will be a memorable one.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 20, 2016

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.

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Welland, Canada
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 17, 2016

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 October 17, 2016 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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