Welland International Flatwater Centre, Welland

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The Welland International Flatwater Centre is a current canoeing and kayaking facility in Welland and was used for the 2013 ICF Junior and U23 Canoe Sprint World Championships and the 2015 Pan American Games. The facility was renovated in 2013, before the U23 championships began.For the Championships and the Pan American Games improvements to the venue included widening of the canal to bring the venue up to conditions and meet international standards, and also saw the addition of buildings along the course. The facility's improvements cost about $10 million Canadian dollars.The facility has hosted many competitions in many sports among them canoeing, open water swimming and dragon boat racing. After the games the facility reverted to a public use canal.The facility is set to host the 2018 Canoe Polo World Championships.
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  • As a volunteer I experienced first hand word of mouth praise from Judges from all over the Province of Ontario. I got to pilot the on course Judge vessels and chatted extensively with volunteer judges...  more »
  • Actually great for all kinds of activities. Walking on the paved trail around the water, swimming or kayaking/canoeing. Also see the occasional SUP Yoga class. Very nice when no events are on, but gre...  more »
  • World class centre and facilities along with beautiful scenery and trails. Stadium seating at finish line, lots of parking and docks for getting in and out of boats. Centre itself doesn't have a lot o...  more »
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  • Great place to check out on the weekends if you like to watch rowing and other flat water events. You can even rent this place as a hall! Go check it out if you haven't seen it.
  • Peaceful...when not busy of course. Dragon boat racing is a great experience. Nice upgrades with the stadium addition. Dog park is cool too.
  • A great centre to watch canoe and kayak paddling races. Readily available Wifi at many locations. Two improvements needed, however. Firstly, a sun shade over the stands. Not a big deal, but in the heat, we could only stay for a a few races before we headed in to shelter. Secondly, Wifi in the stands area was difficult to login/obtain. This was probably due to not having enough access points. Outside of this area, the WiFi was quite solid.
  • Impressive place, very clear water. Was at the Dragonboat Nationals, and the facilities were amazing
  • Top notch facility. The best Canadian venue for dragonboat.

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