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WINERIES| SHOPPING| GOLF| WEDDINGS| RECREATION| TICKETS| EVENTS  
  HOTELS| B&Bs| ATTRACTIONS| RESTAURANTS| WINERIES 
THEME PARKS| TOURS| CASINOS| GOLF| SHOPPING 
WEDDINGS| RECREATION| TICKETS| EVENTS  
  HOTELS| B&Bs| ATTRACTIONS| RESTAURANTS 
WINERIES| THEME PARKS| TOURS 
CASINOS| SHOPPING| GOLF| EVENTS  
WEDDINGS| RECREATION| TICKETS 

Attractions


Lock 3 Viewing Complex

Boat in Lock 3The St. Catharines Museum and Ontario Lacrosse Hall of Fame & Museum are located at the Welland Canals Centre at Lock 3. Discover the story of the Four Welland Canals and the City that grew up around them. Watch the video presentation, "Welland Canals: Past and Present", available in French and English. The Community Heritage Gallery features select stories of St. Catharines past and present. Exhibits include a 1912 made in St. Catharines REO automobile and a relief map of the Niagara Peninsula showing the routes of the four canals. The Special Exhibits Gallery hosts traveling exhibits developed by major institutions. Experience the rich legacy of Niagara's African Canadians and the history of the Underground Railroad in the integrated, award-winning "Follow the North Star" exhibit.

Photo of Welland Canal Lock 3 viewing complexThe Ontario Lacrosse Hall of Fame & Museum features displays dedicated to Canada's official national sport and recognizes Ontario's greatest lacrosse players. Watch a video presentation explaining the game and its history and develop your skills at the lacrosse shooting gallery.

From the elevated viewing platform at Lock 3, get a close-up look at ships from around the world and experience the wonder of the Welland Canal Locks. Ships transit the Canal regularly from April to December. Estimated times of arrivals are posted at the Tourist Information Centre.

Merritt's Mercantile, the Museum Gift Shop offers an excellent selection of St. Catharines and Welland Canal souvenirs, books and specialty items. Visit Great Lakes Jakes Snack Bar for ice-cream, coffee and light snacks. There are also picnic areas and washroom facilities on site. The Museum and viewing platform are handicap accessible.

The Welland Canal Museum is open daily, year round. Admission prices are $4.25/adults, $4.00/seniors, $3.25/students, $2.50/children, with a 15% discount for families. The video presentation only is $1.00 per person. Group tours are welcome and we recommend booking no later than 3 weeks in advance. For group rates and to book a tour, call the Booking Secretary at 1-800-305-5134.

The Museum is only 15 minutes away from Niagara Falls and Niagara-on-the-Lake. From Toronto or Buffalo, follow the QEW, exit at Glendale Avenue and follow the signs. Plan your next visit to the St. Catharines Museum at the Welland Canals Centre, Lock 3.

For more information please call:

Lock 3 Viewing Complex and Museum:
1- 905-984-8880
or
Toll Free: 1-800-305-5134.

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