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The Welland Canal

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Address: West Street, Welland, Ontario L3K 4E3, Canada
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Nice nature walk.

You can walk. Bike. Rollerblade for a couple of km on the trail. You can walk your dogs. Meet people. Feed the ducks. Fish. They have a park for the children to play. Washroom... read more

Reviewed 2 days ago
Denise R
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Reviewed 2 days ago NEW via mobile

You can walk. Bike. Rollerblade for a couple of km on the trail. You can walk your dogs. Meet people. Feed the ducks. Fish. They have a park for the children to play. Washroom facilities. Parking for your vehicle. There's an upper and lower path. You can bring a blanket so you can read. Listen to music. Have a picnic.... More 

Thank Denise R
Cambridge, Canada
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54 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 23 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 week ago

We arrived hoping to see a large boat go through lock 3 but instead got to watch two small leisure boats go through. Kids were quite fascinated with the way the water is taken out of the lock and then the lock is refilled. The lookout platform is excellent (and different from when I was a kid in the late... More 

Thank Alecia78
Stoney Creek, Canada
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151 reviews
31 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 82 helpful votes
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

As a kid, my parents would setup a spring Picnic every year to follow a ship through the canal. We as a couple did it this month and thoroughly enjoyed it again. A must for all to see. Lots of places to picnic and view the canal.

Thank CyberKat_CB
St. Catharines, Canada
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57 reviews
5 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

This is a great attraction to go to to see the huge ships that go through the canal. If you are visiting Niagara you have to see the Welland Canal. There are many locks and bridges and you can get easy, close, free parking and get close to the gigantic Lakers. From Port Colborne to St. Catharines there are many... More 

Thank bert5508
London, Ohio
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12 reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
Reviewed 5 weeks ago via mobile

On a vacation with wife. We took a drive along the canal and watched a couple of ships going through the locks. Interesting process. Just fun to see the ships up close.

Thank Jeff S
Saint John, Canada
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64 reviews
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Reviewed 5 weeks ago via mobile

This is an interesting feature of the Welland region. It is fun to be caught at a bridge and have to wait for a ship to pass through.

Thank NBTraveller68
Wainfleet, Canada
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3 reviews
Reviewed 10 April 2017

If your in the Niagara Region, and want to see just how a mammoth laker can climb or descend the Niagara Escarpment, you have to go to Thorold just on the outskirts of St.Catharines. All ships whether climbing the escarpment on their way to Lake Erie, or descending on their way to Lake Ontario do so using the simple force... More 

Thank Tom49247197
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4 reviews
Reviewed 10 April 2017

After travelling to New York city and walking along the Hudson river, I realised that the Welland Canal walkway could be so much more. Its time to make this a family friendly area and maybe the officials could go to New York and experience what they have accomplished. The Welland Canal has so much potential and it is being wasted.

Thank Scott C
Annapolis, Maryland
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47 reviews
27 attraction reviews
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Reviewed 18 March 2017

Lock 1 is a great and uncrowded little area to watch the ships coming through. There's a nice trail that goes along the river as well along the various locks.

Thank Ingrid S
Welland, Canada
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68 reviews
28 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
Reviewed 14 March 2017 via mobile

The canal stretches all through Welland with paths accessible at many different spots throughout the city. Great to walk your dog's, jog, or bike. Usually not busy at all so you'll probably have the paths all to yourself.

Thank Nemmii

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