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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  • September 6, 2017
    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 »
  • August 16, 2017
    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 »
  • July 30, 2017
    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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  • June 30, 2017
    Peaceful...when not busy of course. Dragon boat racing is a great experience. Nice upgrades with the stadium addition. Dog park is cool too.
  • July 1, 2017
    Good water, good sound! Love racing there
  • December 21, 2016
    Great facility. Quiet water. Parking decent. Stadium superb.
  • September 15, 2016
    Love this place! Amazing place to take the kids and family. Offers free kayaking and canoe rentals all summer long for kids under the age of 16.
  • September 12, 2016
    Apparently one of the best race courses in Canada for dragonboat/paddle sports. We came here for 2016 dragonboat national championships. There is a parking lot and you have to pay for the weekend. There are also near by streets that you could park on that are free, but require a bit more walking to the race site. There's WIFI, lots of seating, but not many trees - bring a tent, umbrella and sunscreen/sunglasses!

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