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Construction Map Public Notices

Welland Canals Centre

Address

1932 Welland Canals Pkwy (at Lock 3)
St. Catharines, ON
L2R 7K6

Description

You won't get any closer to a Great Lakes Ship unless you're a sailor yourself! The Welland Canals Centre's elevated observation platform lets visitors see ships from around the world as they navigate Lock 3 on their way through the St. Lawrence Seaway System. See the ships climb the mountain from this observation platform. Ships transit the canal from April to December. Our observation deck is always free to use.

The Welland Canals Centre also provides opportunities to picnic in the park or enjoy the playground with your family. Experience the canal's past and present through a 15-minute video, the museum exhibits, and computer programs, media and interactive displays located in Tourism Information and around the centre. The Lock View Lounge on the second floor offers a great view in comfortable surroundings, especially during inclement weather. This facility is wheelchair accessible.

Hours of Operation

Year round 9 a.m. to 5 p.m.

Holiday Closures: The Welland Canals Centre and St. Catharines Museum will be closed Good Friday, Christmas Day, Boxing Day,  and New Year's Day.

Functions

The Welland Canals Centre houses a tourist information centre, the St. Catharines Museum and the Ontario Lacrosse Hall of Fame

The St. Catharines Museum also has a Gift Shop, room and equipment rentals, Lock 3 Observation Deck, indoor Lock View Lounge and Discovery Park. 
 

Features

Auto open door entry Drinking fountains
Elevator Public Address System
Accessible parking Vending machines
Accessible bicycle and walking trail Picnic tables
Accessible washrooms Children's play area
Electrical outlets Observation deck
Lighted parking Lot: 144 spaces 

Policies & Procedures

Sorry, the Welland Canals Centre policies & procedures are currently not available online

Diagrams & Images

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