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The Welland Canal

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Address: West Street, Welland, Ontario L3K 4E3, Canada
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Great Spot to Take the Grand Kids to See Big Ships

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... read more

Reviewed 2 days ago
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St. Catharines, Canada
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St. Catharines, Canada
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Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

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 

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London, Ohio
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Reviewed 6 days ago NEW 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.

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Saint John, Canada
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Reviewed 6 days ago NEW 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.

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Wainfleet, Canada
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

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 

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Thank Tom49247197
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

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.

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Thank Scott C
Annapolis, Maryland
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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.

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Welland, Canada
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Reviewed 15 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.

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Thank Nemmii
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Reviewed 14 February 2017

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

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Thank Glenn M
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Reviewed 9 February 2017 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.

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Thank Daniela A
Welland, Canada
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Reviewed 18 January 2017

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.

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