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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 online itinerary creator, Welland attractions like The Welland Canal can form part of a personalized travel itinerary.
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  • 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 th...  more »
  • I love the trail along the Welland Canal. It's a paved recreational trail that follows the shore of the canal which connects Lake Ontario to Lake Erie. Besides watching the ships pass by, there are ma...  more »
  • I have lived around the Niagara region for many years and the Welland Canal is a great place to visit from Lock to Lock. There is even a museum at I think Lock 3 that is very interesting to go through...  more »