You won't get any closer to a Great Lakes Ship unless you're a sailor yourself! The Welland Canals Centre at Lock 3, 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 brand new Lock View Lounge on the second floor offers a great view in comfortable surroundings, especially during inclement weather. This facility is wheelchair accessible. Musuem The history of St. Catharines comes to life through exhibits such as the award-winning 'Follow the North Star' exhibit chronicling the journey of runaway slaves to Canada, Welland Canals exhibit and special travelling exhibits, and the Lock View Lounge. Take part in experiential events throughout the year.
The Ontario Lacrosse Hall of Fame and Museum See the most incredible lacrosse players in Ontario, video presentations, a lacrosse shooting gallery, and plenty of history. Canada's national sport is recognized in the best of surroundings with featured displays and permanent exhibits.
The Welland Cannel officially opened back up for season March 22nd 2013.