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Great Place to see Ships Pass Through the Welland Canal

This is a good place to come and see the large ocean going ships pass through the Welland Canal... read more

Reviewed 2 weeks ago
Hamilton, Canada
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There's something pretty cool about a 700 foot long ship gliding silently past you within reaching... read more

Reviewed 7 November 2018
James M
Johnstown, Pennsylvania
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50 Chapel Street | L2v 2c6, Thorold, Ontario, Canada
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

This is a good place to come and see the large ocean going ships pass through the Welland Canal. The lock raise here is about 40 feet and it is quite impressive to see how tightly the ships fit into the lock and are how...More

Date of experience: November 2018
Thank trainfan2000
Reviewed 7 November 2018

There's something pretty cool about a 700 foot long ship gliding silently past you within reaching distance! This is right up the street from where we always stay when in Canada, The Inn at Lock 7, and is a must-see for anyone into maritime sightseeing....More

Date of experience: December 2017
Thank James M
Reviewed 3 October 2018

Lock 7 is a great place to visit after dinner in the summer. There are bleachers where you can sit and watch the ships going through the last major lock. We bought an ice cream cone and sat and watched the ship until it sailed...More

Date of experience: August 2018
Thank Loraine C
Reviewed 1 October 2018

If you are looking for a quick stop to stretch your legs, and are interested in seeing a giant boat raised near 40ft, this is the place for you. Decent parking near the viewing area with metal bleachers and room for bag chairs should you...More

Date of experience: September 2018
Thank JacobOliver
Reviewed 24 August 2018 via mobile

On a recent vacation in Canada we drove from Niagara Falls to Toronto. On the way (actually quite close to Niagara Falls) we stopped at Locke 7 in Thorold - one of the lockes on the Welland canal connecting lakes Erie and Ontario. We watched...More

Date of experience: August 2018
1  Thank michaelnY5756LF
Reviewed 15 July 2018

Most people don't like this excuse as you say your just watching ships but it's more then that it's seeing people from other countries and a unique experience as your almost looking straight down on the ships you can't he!p feeling dizzy and when her...More

Date of experience: August 2017
Thank gwferrier63
Reviewed 20 June 2018

We went into the Locl 7 Viewing Complex/Museum, the girl that worked there was very friendly and informative, they have lots of information and brochures on the Lock 7 Complex, as well as other sites in the area.

Date of experience: June 2018
Thank chercharles
Reviewed 30 April 2018 via mobile

I have been here many many times and it is a great way to see the Locke system in action as well as a paved very long walking/cycling/jogging path

Date of experience: August 2017
Thank Kaiwb3
Reviewed 29 January 2018

I grew up with the canals. Lock 7 is a great place to visit if you are into ships & boating. Watching the locks work is an educational experience. If you've never seen a lock at work, I recommend a visit. Trails run along the...More

Date of experience: August 2017
1  Thank GeeJay T
Reviewed 9 November 2017

This dock gets you up close to the ships, watch them raise and lower. Very interesting to watch these big ships maneuver into these docks. A great free thing to do while in Niagara

Date of experience: November 2017
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