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Welland Canals Parkway Trail

Address / Location

The Welland Canals Parkway Trail startes at Charles Ansell Park at Lock 1 with links to Malcolmson Park, the Waterfront Trail and the Greater Niagara Circle Route. The trail then travels south along the water's edge past Lock 2 to Lock 3 where there is the St. Catharines Museum and Welland Canals Centre. The trail then continues south to Thorold and the flight locks as part of the Greater Niagara Circle Route.

Parking is available at the following locations:

Construction Closure

Part of the Welland Canals Parkway Trail near the St. Catharines Museum and Welland Canals Centre will be closed to accommodate maintenance work being completed by the St. Lawrence Seaway.

Area of the trail closedClosing dateOpening date 


From the museum north to a point between Howland Drive and Queenston Street.

Aug. 4, 2015April 30, 2016Replacement of the lower lock 3 tie-up wall.


Lock 3 Trail Closure Map        

Construction Detour

Detour for closure of Welland Canal Parkway Trail until April 30, 2016


The Welland Canals Parkway Trail is a 3 metre wide asphalt trail for walking or cycling and connects a number of destinations and parks along the canal. The trail crosses most major east-west roads in St. Catharines and provides users with opportunities to enjoy the Garden City's parks system, or stop along the way for a snack or visit some of the commercial areas of the city.

Of key interest along the trail are Locks One, Two and Three, and the Welland Canals Centre and Museum at Lock 3. The Welland Canals Parkway Trail represents a link to both the city's industrial heritage and recreational future.

The Welland Canals Parkway is a key component of the linear park system in St. Catharines (and the Niagara Peninsula). It parallels the route of the Welland Canal from Lake Ontario (Lock One) to the southern edge of St. Catharines, south of Glendale Avenue and Lock Three.

Hours of Operation

This trail is accessible from dawn to dusk


Recreational & Leisure Activity


Walking/Cycling Trail
Welland Canal Locks 1,2 & 3
Welland Canals Centre and Museum
Lacrosse Hall of Fame
Lake Ontario

Diagrams & Images

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