Welland International Flatwater Center

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Welland - Flatwater Capital of Canada, host of

2013 ICF Junior & U23 Canoe Sprint World Championships

2013 Canadian Masters Rowing Championships

2015 Pan American Games, Canoe Kayak

2015 World Dragon Boat Racing Championships

Venue Upgrade

Toronto 2015


Welland International Flatwater Centre is a significant water-based recreational area that combines international-standard competitive water sport facilities with recreational and social opportunities.

Set in 411 acres of parkland and 272 acres of water, WIFC is the premiere calm water surface in the heart of the Niagara peninsula.

In 1972, a new shipping channel for the Welland Canal was diverted east of the City and the remaining waterway, the Welland Recreational Waterway, was born. Known affectionately as the “Old Canal,” this beautifully landscaped water park area runs through the heart of the City of Welland.

While in Welland, enjoy the area's natural beauty, take in a waterfront music concert or discover the small town charm of this historic town.


Important Announcement

Construction closures during the Welland International Flatwater Center venue upgrade:  The west walking trail from the Ontario Road bridge to Townline Tunnel Road at Canal Bank Street will be closed until construction is complete next summer. The east trail along Canal Bank Street remains open. 

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