Welland International Flatwater Centre North Course

  • Fully operational state-of-the-art facility; the first TO2015 Pan Am / Parapan American Games venue to be operational
  • Completely accessible venue for training and competition meeting the highest international standards
  • Timing Tower and Athletes Centre with key card security access functionality
  • The Venue has wireless connectivity throughout from the 1000 tower to the south weigh-in and medical docks provides easy communication between stations, start towers and officials provides weather monitoring to track current weather conditions: wind speeds, solar radiation, UV rays ect, as well as incoming weather systems
  • Gigabit speed internet at the venue through our sponsor, Cogeco
  • 500 plus permanent seats at the venue
  • Community washrooms with wheelchair accessibility available to the general public at the facility year-round during designated hours
  • 250 tree wind screen
  • Ample parking with spots for over 500 vehicles
  • Paved trails along both banks of the canal, allowing for thousands of individuals to follow and watch the races
  • Finish Lynx Timing System with Split Timing Capability allows paddlers and rowers to track their times at three different markers along the course
  • Fully accessible Poralu docks, make and models used at the last three Olympics including London 2012, meet accessible standards and allows for Paracanoe and Adaptive Rowing to take place
  • Leading the way among Canadian venues with three automatic start systems
  • 35 ft deep water with basin-like characteristics makes it an ideal location for all flatwater sports
  • The course's sloped banks make for great viewing in a natural amphitheatre setting

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Lieutenant Governor of Ontario to Present Gold Medals at the 2015 World Dragon Boat Racing Championships

Aug 21st, 2015

The Lieutenant Governor of Ontario, the Honourable Elizabeth Dowdeswell, will be in attendance in the afternoon of Saturday, August 22 , at the Welland International Flatwater Centre North Course for the 2015 World Dragon Boat Racing Championships. Her Honour will present gold medals to members of the winning team.


  • “Dragon Boat Canada is looking forward to our continued working partnership with the Welland Recreational Canal Corporation and we only expect the Canadian Dragon Boat Championships to flourish in years to come.The Welland International Flatwater Centre is a great asset to the dragon boat community and Dragon Boat Canada is excited to call the Welland International Flatwater Centre home for upcoming Championships”
    Chloe Greenhalgh, Executive Director of Dragon Boat Canada.

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