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The Welland Canal, Welland

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The Welland Canal, a ship canal connecting Lake Ontario and Lake Erie, allows ships to bypass Niagara Falls and played a major role in the development of Toronto through international shipping. Choose from a number of ways to experience the canal, starting with a relaxing jog or stroll on the pathway along the water and green lawns. Watch people kayak, or get on the water yourself and take a boat tour through the canal and docks. If you need to escape the heat and take a refreshing dip, you can do so by swimming near the boat launch. Using our international travel planner, Welland attractions like The Welland Canal can form part of a personalized travel itinerary.
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  • Bring your SUP, kayak, canoe or floaty! A great spot where you don't have to worry about motor boats. The canal also has a lane marked for swimmers. Just watch some of the old fibreglass docs that you...  more »
  • We meandered along the canal (in our car) checking out the different locks along the water. It really is very cool. A great place to visit and a nice little drive with the family.  more »
  • The welland canal is a nice spot to be and see during summer months. Bridges and paved walkways for bikes rollerblading walking and joggind along the view of the water trees and various parts of wella...  more »
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  • Lots of great photo spots here. A few restaurant's with good viewing.
  • Great for either picnics in one of the parks by it and to watch the ships go by (Lock 8 park in Port Colborne is nice), Port Colborne also has a free museum to learn more if your interested but there are also historical signs with pictures and info for brief history lessons. Historical West Street in Port Colborne is a great place to do some boutique shopping, grab some ice cream or lunch and watch the ships go by.
  • Always an amazing place to go, you can never get sick of watching large ships feet away from you. Have to see it to experience it!
  • Nice quiet canoe along this waterway.
  • We had no GPS but we drove around till we found it and it was so cool. A ship was going through.

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