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Very pretty

You have a chance to view the locks & ships going threw the Welland Canal . Very nice park for... read more

Reviewed June 24, 2018
Donna H
Port Colborne, Canada
Great park and great ship viewing

This is a really wonderful park. There's a great play area and right next to it is an elevated... read more

Reviewed April 3, 2018
Kate K
Port Colborne, Canada
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133 Mellanby Ave, Port Colborne, Ontario L3K 2L6, Canada
+1 905-835-2900
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Reviewed June 24, 2018

You have a chance to view the locks & ships going threw the Welland Canal . Very nice park for kids to play , beautiful flowers for pictures. Washrooms close to parking area. No charge to park or view the ships. Close to main highway

Thank Donna H
Reviewed April 3, 2018

This is a really wonderful park. There's a great play area and right next to it is an elevated viewing area where you can see the ships coming along the canal. There's lots of room to run around, a path to ride bikes on, and...More

Thank Kate K
Reviewed November 7, 2017

The ships take a long time going slowly through the lock. You can get a closer view by going to the 2 strips of park on either side of the lift bridge. The park has a beautiful skate and BMX Park, lovely plantings, and bike...More

Thank VegGardenPro
Reviewed October 11, 2017

Very well looked after and pretty park with awesome views of lock #8. You will have a chance to not only see a lock in operation but capture some amazing photographs too.

Thank palms4us
Reviewed September 25, 2017

The Park is well situated and offers a great view of the Canal. Nice place to sit, relax and enjoy. The kids with BMX bikes were out in droves enjoying the park. Great community.

Thank ArrowVoyager
Reviewed September 13, 2017

This is just a small park along the bike trail. But it is really fun and pretty. There is also an awesome bike park near here and totally worth checking out. It looks like a ton of fun (unless you are on a recumbent LOL)

Thank Regislive
Reviewed September 5, 2017 via mobile

We walked along the trail after viewing a wedding party taking photos Park is very pretty with public washrooms Lots of scenic canal views & well kept walking trail Close to the downtown area Great for families

Thank Wendy S
Reviewed August 17, 2017

After being disappointed at the Botanical Gardens at Niagara this was a real surprise. The gardens were planted beautifully with a number of beds and then a central water feature. The park had picnic tables and shade provided by trees and covered seating. There was...More

Thank Gabbie1
Reviewed July 10, 2017

The Lock 8 Gateway Park has everything -- ship viewing, playground, and skate park. It is a perfect place to take the kids to play or just to hang out watching ships pass through the locks.

Thank Kate K
Reviewed June 28, 2017

Our cruise ship was going through the Welland Canal to Port Colborne when we came into Lock #8. The park on the starboard side of the ship was very pretty with well-manicured grass and flowers. There were a few people who were enjoying the park...More

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Trevor E
May 29, 2017|
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We saw it on in August