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Welland Canal Terrace


Left: The main structure of the Canal Terrace. Top right: Benches are plentiful along the Canal Terrace to sit and enjoy the view of the canal. Bottom right: One of the Canal Terrace water features, a shallow pond.
Photos: Tanya Woodhead & Nathan Yee, 2013.


   The Canal Terrace is a built feature along the Welland Canal that is aesthetically pleasing and enjoyed by locals and visitors. Overlooking the Welland Recreational Waterway, The Canal Terrace is a project that was undertaken by The Welland Recreational Canal Corporation to create a unique green-space on the downtown side of the canal. The addition of this site has encouraged the locals and visitors to enjoy the outdoor sites throughout the downtown core of the city.


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This destination is also part of the TripClip tour entitled Roaming the Rose City: The Local Experience.


Hours of Operation

   The Canal Terrace is freely accessible year-round, 24 hours a day, 7 days a week. 



Historical information

   Along with the beautiful water features andpark benches, the Canal Terrace has interpretive panels which are significant to the area. These panels can fdirect you on heritage tours of the surrounding neigbourhood.


ECOLOGICAL & Recreational information

   The city of Welland has over 400 acres of clean, safe, accessible open greenspace. Welland's parks managers and planners take great pride in conserving, enhancing and developing the city's greenspaces so that they can be enjoyed by current and future generations. The Canal Terrace exemplifies this beautifully. Overlooking the canal, the Canal Terrace's natural features including the shallow ponds, gardens, trees and grass, offer a wonderful place to unwind, get some excercise and enjoy some healthy living.



   The Niagara Region is known for its beauty and small-town feel. We suggest taking your time as you drive past the lovely farmers fields, wineries, and winding roads. The following directions depict our suggestions from both Toronto and Buffalo.

From Toronto: 
     From 401 West:
1. Head onto the 401 West
2. Keep right to continue on 403 West/Hamilton
     From Gardiner Expressway:
1. Head onto the Gardiner Expressway West
2. Merge onto 403 West/Hamilton
3. Remain on the Queen Elizabeth Way, via 403 West for approximately 21km Keep left, following signs for Niagara/East Hamilton/Fort Erie
4. After approximately 43km, take exit 57 for Victoria Avenue toward Vineland. Head southward on Victoria Avenue.
5. Turn eastward (left) on King Street, (after 2km you will pass by Jordan Village – a quaint little town with great boutiques and restaurants, see ______ for more information)
6. Turn southward (right) on Ninth Street
7. On Pelham Road turn eastward (left) and stay right to immediately head southeast on Wessel Drive
8. Merge onto Effingham Street
9. Turn eastward (left) on Roland Road
10. Turn southward (right) on Merrittville Highway
11. Continue onto Niagara Street
12. Follow Niagara Street onto Division Street
13. At King Street turn left
14. The Canal Terrace in on the left 


From Niagara Falls:

1.   Head northwest on the Rainbow Bridge toward Falls Avenue, veering right, follow Falls Avenue until you reach Hiram Street on your first right. Turn here and head southeast on Hiram Street until you reach River Road
2.  Turn right heading southwest onto River Road. Continue on River Road which runs along
the Niagara River
3. Merge onto Niagara Parkway. Follow Niagara Parkway. You will pass the Horseshoe Falls on
your left. Continue along Niagara Parkway past the Niagara Parks Floral Showcase on your right
4.  Continue on Niagara Parkway through the Dufferin Islands and past Kingsbridge where the
road will merge onto Macklem Street heading in a southwest direction
5.  At the end of the road make a left onto Portage Road heading southeast, travel over the
bridge and follow the road until you reach Main Street
6.  Turn right onto Main Street heading southwest and follow the road as it merges into Lyons
Creek Road/Regional Road 47. Follow The 47 until you reach Montrose Road/Regional Road 98
7. Turn left onto Montrose Road heading south and follow the road until you reach Schisler
Road/Regional Road 27, where you will take a slight right
8. Follow The 27 eastward and continue straight on to East Main Street/Regional Road 27
9. Follow East Main Street until it intersects with King Street
10. Turn left onto King Street
11. The Canal Terrace is on the right

Further Information


   Visit the Welland Recreational Canal Corporations Canal Terrace information page:

Admission Fee



Canal Terrace
33 King Street
Welland, Ontario

GPS Co-ordinates

Latitude 42.991128
Longitude -79.251008

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