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Welland Canals Centre Lock 3, St. Catharines

Categories: Specialty Museums, Museums
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4.5/5 based on 200+ reviews on the web
Located right next to the Welland Canal, Welland Canals Centre Lock 3 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. For Welland Canals Centre Lock 3 and beyond, use our St. Catharines trip itinerary builder to get the most from your St. Catharines vacation.
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  • WATED TO SEE THE CANALS & THE SHIPPS GOING THROUGH THEM for 23 years & finally my husband & I went this summer to see a really cool sailboat from europe. It was great & really cool & free. There is a ...  read more »
  • I had never heard of this canal before our trip, but it was one of the highlights we saw. The canal connects Lake Ontario and Lake Erie. You need to tour the museum and then if you are lucky enough to...  read more »
  • Great viewing deck to watch the boats go through the lock in the Welland Canal. Museum has very interesting pieces back from when the canal was built and companies that are now gone in and around St. ...  read more »
  • Great place to enjoy a picnic when travelling along the QEW Niagara from the USA border to Toronto. Watching s ship go through the locks is an amazing and educational excursion. Washroom facilities and a great children's plaground are available. Plenty of shaded picnic tables are perfect for relaxing picnics.
  • Cool place to visit. I have been through the area dozens of times and never even knew this was there. Plan ahead, and you might get to see some pretty interesting ships passing through as well. Lots to see as far as the history of Canada's national sport - Lacrosse.
  • I got lots of information about first auto industry in St. Catherine and much more. A good source of Welland canal info.Very well organized. I recommend it to everyone
  • A viewing area to see the ships going through a lock in the Welland Canal. Check the lock status online before going to know approximate time for arrival of ships. Playground for kids, picnic tables, inside clean washrooms and a small gift shop.
  • Cool place, check the website for approximate ship times. Arrive early or you could miss the ship, they only post approximate time arrivals to the locks. The locks raise or lower the ships in a sequence to bring the ship from sea level to the great lake water levels and back. The museum is free and will take an hour or so to look at.
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