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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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  • One of the best flat water courses in Canada is right here in a Welland. From the annual dragon boat race to the Pan Am games this course has been rated one if not the best in North America. Not a bad...  more »
  • This is a lovely trail next to the Welland Canal. No matter the day, we can always see rowers on the Canal, except during winters, when people start to fish by making holes in the ice. However, most o...  more »
  • This is by far the BEST venue for dragon boat racing that I have ever visited. The racing conditions are perfect. Each lane is equally deep and the starting gates insure that a fair start is achieved ...  more »
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  • Peaceful...when not busy of course. Dragon boat racing is a great experience. Nice upgrades with the stadium addition. Dog park is cool too.
  • Good water, good sound! Love racing there
  • Great facility. Quiet water. Parking decent. Stadium superb.
  • 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.
  • 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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