St. Catharines Museum & Welland Canals Centre, St. Catharines

Located right next to the Welland Canal, St. Catharines Museum & Welland Canals Centre offers both a fun and educational experience. Learn about the construction of the canal and its development over the past 150 years, and discover how ships use the canal to avoid Niagara Falls. Go to the elevated viewing platform and watch the ships pass through the canal. Explore the museum with its numerous artifacts and exhibits related to ships and transportation in the area. If the weather's good, visit the outdoor exhibits, then settle down for a relaxing picnic on the site. Put St. Catharines Museum & Welland Canals Centre and other St. Catharines attractions into our St. Catharines vacation maker , and watch your holiday take shape.
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  • 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 ...  more »
  • 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 mus...  more »
  • 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 excell...  more »
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  • Lock 3 viewing bridge is a great place to watch the big ships going up or down in the canal. The bridge can be accessed from the museum. The museum has great collection of artifacts that tells you the story how the canal was built. Lacrosse hall of fame is also a great part of the museum. No entry fees
  • This was a really cool place to visit. We were lucky enough to arrive as a big ship was going through the port and it was fun to watch.
  • Nice place for some history. Wish a ship was in the locke when I visited. Overall make the stop to see it.
  • It is fantastic to see how they do the water in the Canel to lower the water just like the Panama Canal a ship just came through the canel.
  • Attended a birthday party in the room upstairs. It was a nice big open space with tons of windows to let in light. There were a number of upholstered chairs as well as some round tables with plastic chairs. There was a small kitchenette. The view was great although it was winter so we couldn't watch any ships coming through the lock. I can imagine this would be fantastic during the shipping season. The one down side is that there are no bathrooms on the same floor as the party room. You need to take the stairs or elevator down to the main floor to use the washroom. Other than that it is a cool venue for a small/medium party.

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