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St. Catharines Museum and Welland Canals Centre at Lock 3

1932 Welland Canals Parkway, St. Catharines, Ontario L2R 7K6, Canada
+1 905-984-8880
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This is a great history lesson!! I enjoyed watching the ships come in to lowered or raised... read more

Reviewed 3 days ago
See how the 'locks' work

Our tour bus stopped at this interesting and informative attraction. We watched a boat go through... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
Janis H
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1932 Welland Canals Parkway, St. Catharines, Ontario L2R 7K6, Canada
+1 905-984-8880

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Reviewed 3 days ago

This is a great history lesson!! I enjoyed watching the ships come in to lowered or raised depending on the route it was taking to Lake Erie or Lake Ontario. This process was simply amazing to me as I had never seen a ship pull...More

Thank iluvfoodz
Reviewed 1 week ago

Our tour bus stopped at this interesting and informative attraction. We watched a boat go through the 'locks'. We saw a fact filled video re how the 'locks' work...how the ships go from one great lake to the other...the history of how the locks were...More

Thank Janis H
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

I am a local but love checking out this place every few months as the Feature exhibit changes. Staff is always friendly ave welcoming.

Thank chuckdacanuck
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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

I wanted to plan a small trip that wasn't like our usual weekend, I didn't know my husband would be forever grateful. The museum had an attached viewing area which you can access outside by the stairs or the inside elevators. The staff was helpful...More

Thank A TripAdvisor Member
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

The museum is free for starters, which is good for everyone! You can start in the area where they show WWI items and the large contingent of men from the area who went to fight the Huns. There is a lacrosse Hall of Fame area...More

Thank williampeters
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

I have visited the museum quite often in the past year. Staff are very helpful and eager to assist with questions. My grandchildren love to visit too. Learning about where they live. Also a play area for the kids. Donations taken. So cheap day out...More

Thank Wanderers011
Reviewed 19 May 2017

There is a platform for watching the huge ships pass through the locks and a museum of historical facts about the building of the canals as well as the settling of the area. This really is fascinating. We watched a 600 ft ship pass through...More

1  Thank NormaMorris
Reviewed 17 May 2017

This is a truly memorable place. Outside and up along the canal, you get a real perspective of the size, capacity and monumental structure. The museum is first class with great detail on construction, lacrosse - yes lacrosse, vehicles, Native American dress. A real variety...More

Thank HiggyJay
Reviewed 17 May 2017

What an view of the working locks! I am sure the museum is fantastic; but we were so entranced by watching the ships transverse the locks that we didn't leave ourselves enough time to visit the museum. This will be a future trip with grandchildren!

Thank Bettie W
Reviewed 5 May 2017

This is a place you must visit! Its closer to Niagara Falls so it could be a nice side trip while visiting Niagara Falls. The Museum has a lot of educational exhibits. You should visit this place while a ship is passing by so you...More

1  Thank Pri A
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is there a tour thru the lock
17 April 2017|
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Response from Tom K | Reviewed this property |
here's how alot of others I have known tour the Canal. start at lock 1 - closest to lake ontario. From there you can drive up the Canal Road all the way up to Thorold o Ontario - making stops along the way. the museum is a... More
I'd love to bring my kids before heading back home to Alberta. How can I see the ship schedule ahead of time? We'd love to go early on Saturday, Sep 3rd. Thanks!
1 September 2016|
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Response from FrankN6 | Reviewed this property |
The question has been answered.
Where does one get the ship schedule for passing through the locks?
17 August 2016|
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Response from DWGB | Reviewed this property |
It is posted inside the museum foyer.