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The Welland Canal

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Address: West Street, Welland, Ontario L3K 4E3, Canada
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+1 905-984-8880
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Niagara Falls by Airplane and Land Winter Tour with Wine Tasting from Toronto
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Go to lock 3

Awesome for kids the boats are huge plus there is a playground a gift shop lots to do with family .........

4 of 5 bubblesReviewed 1 week ago
Glenn M
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

Awesome for kids the boats are huge plus there is a playground a gift shop lots to do with family .........

Thank Glenn M
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

I walk here all the time. The path is so picturesque & easy to walk. Lots of trees. There's an amazing cafe with art & cool events on the canal as well as a fine dine restaurant patio that overlooks the canal. Lots of benches, very clean.

Thank Daniela A
Welland, Canada
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 weeks ago

Taking a walk along the canal is one of my favorite things to do. The path is paved and great for a walk, run, ride, rollerblade ... you get the picture. It also has a play area for the children at the beginning of the path.

Thank Phil D
Port Colborne
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 17 November 2016 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 

Thank 310pilot
Niagara Falls
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 15 November 2016

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.

Thank NiagaraFallsGinnie
Welland On.
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 11 November 2016

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.

Thank DandCTravel
Welland, Canada
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 9 November 2016 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.

Thank pegaroo2
Toronto, Canada
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 30 October 2016

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!

Thank justin013
Huddersfield, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 27 October 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 

Thank Yorkie1948
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 27 October 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.

Thank Claude H

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