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St. Catharines Museum and Welland Canals Centre at Lock 3

1932 Welland Canals Parkway, St. Catharines, Ontario L2R 7K6, Canada
+1 905-984-8880
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You'll Shoot Your Eye Out, Kid

Agree with others who highlight the major attractions of the Canal viewing area and this adjoining... read more

Reviewed 27 November 2017
New Jersey
Engineering marvel

Niagara Falls was an obstacle for boats travelling from Lake Ontario to Lake Erie or vice versa... read more

Reviewed 26 November 2017
Port Dover, Canada
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1932 Welland Canals Parkway, St. Catharines, Ontario L2R 7K6, Canada
+1 905-984-8880

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Reviewed 27 November 2017

Agree with others who highlight the major attractions of the Canal viewing area and this adjoining museum. For my family, a totally unexpected highlights was learning that St. Catherine’s was one of three film locations for the movie, “A Christmas Story.” That school where the...More

Thank MikeandYong
Reviewed 26 November 2017 via mobile

Niagara Falls was an obstacle for boats travelling from Lake Ontario to Lake Erie or vice versa. And the Welland Canal 8-lock system, a work of genius, was the solution. Go on the viewing platform close to Lock 7 to watch huge ships navigate through...More

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Reviewed 8 November 2017

If you are lucky enough to arrive while a large ship is going through the lock, this is a great treat. Indoors, a brief video tells the history of the making of the canal, tributes to those who died in the building of the canal,...More

Thank L F
Reviewed 26 October 2017

We intended only to visit Niagara Falls whilst staying in this area, but luckily discovered this Centre and spent an interesting couple of hours here. The museum was informative (but we by-passed the Lacrosse section as this was not why we came here). The highlight...More

Thank Coljac
Reviewed 22 October 2017

Locals whom have never visited here.....that would be us. I was pleasantly surprised to see a museum of St Catharines history which was greatly detailed and very informative, along with they canal museum and then the lacrosse museum (sorry didnt walk thru the lacrosse portion)....More

Thank Clappyy
Reviewed 22 October 2017

Took my grand kids here because they wanted to see the big lakers. The observation deck is awesome, kids were mesmerized, you can see the entire ship as it goes through the canal. The museum is excellent too with lots of history and interesting displays....More

Thank bert5508
Reviewed 12 October 2017

Had a great tour and enjoyed the sports section as well as the life-size displays. Well put together and informative.

Thank kevholl
Reviewed 3 October 2017

We watched a boat enter the locks and leave and my nephew really enjoyed going into the museum and sitting at the tables they have for the kids to colour

Thank Sherry M
Reviewed 3 October 2017 via mobile

Took our 5 & almost 2 year old. We called first thing and they said ships were coming through at approx 9:40 and 11am. We got there at 9:30 and ended up seeing a ship around 10:15, so be aware that the times we pretty...More

Thank travelingpea
Reviewed 3 October 2017

We spent an hour in the Museum recently and it was terrific. I'm a visual person and the displays, pictures and auditory stories were informative and entertaining. And it was FREE!

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17 April 2017|
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Response from Tom K | Reviewed this property |
here's how alot of others I have known tour the Canal. start at lock 1 - closest to lake ontario. From there you can drive up the Canal Road all the way up to Thorold o Ontario - making stops along the way. the museum is a... More
1 September 2016|
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Response from FrankN6 | Reviewed this property |
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17 August 2016|
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Response from DWGB | Reviewed this property |
It is posted inside the museum foyer.