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Welland Canal Map - Locks Points of Interest

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1. Lock 1- St. Catharines
On Canal Road north of Lakeshore Road.

2. Lock 2- St. Catharines
Farther south on Canal Road north of Carlton Street.

3. Lock 3 Complex-St.Catharines
On Government Road north of Glendale Ave., overlooking the canal. The centre features an observation platform(wheelchair accessible), full service restaurant and the St.Catharines Museum. Open all year. Ships transit the canal from March to December. A quality souvenir store, food concession, patio area and information are all on site.

Lock 4, 5 and 6- The Twinned Flight Locks 4,5 and 6- Thorold
On Canal Road south of Glendale Avenue. These locks allow simultaneous locking of ships in both directions.

7. Lock 7- Thorold
The last lift over the Niagara Escarpment.

8. Lock 8 and the Fountainview Park-Port Colborne
An observation stand allows spectators an excellent view of one of the world's longest locks. A "lighthouse" tourist information centre adjoins the park.

A. Thorold Tunnel
It was the first tunnel built under the Welland Canal.

B. Townline Tunnel- South Welland
Opened in 1973, it permits three forms of traffic(car, train and ship) to flow smoothly, without interruption.

C. Welland Recreational Waterway
The former canal route is now used for water skiing, boating, jet-skiing and other leisure activities.

D. Main Street Tunnel-Welland
Opened in 1972, as part of the Welland relocation project.

E. By-Pass Canal
An 8.3 mile(13.4 km) channel built to relocate the Welland Canal 1.5 miles(2.4 km) east of Welland's city core, at a cost of $188.3 million.

Merrit Island -Welland
This recreation area features picnic facilities, hiking and biking.

Merritt Trail
This segmented hiking trail follows portions of past and present canal routes. Trail maps available.