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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German senior men’s canoe polo team dedicates gold medal to fallen teammate

Sep 6th, 2018

Germany nearly won it all on the water after losing so much off of it. Only a 3-2 loss to Great Britain in the men's under-21 final prevented Germany from sweeping all four divisions at the 2018 International Canoe Federation Canoe Polo World Championships in Welland.


  • The 2013 Junior and U23 champs was the most wonderful experience for us in South Africa. Although our kayak community is relatively small, we are an intense group of loyal supporters. Following the build-up on your website as well as your Facebook and the photos on WIFC Facebook page was the highlight of my day. Not only mine but many of us shared links from early morning. Thanks for the effort and a huge congratulations on your achievement. The live streaming gave many of us goose bumps and the occasional lump in the throat. I checked many comments by parents all over the globe, don`t worry, we are all the same, from Japan, Canada, Africa. Thanks for sharing the wonderful experience. Today I could watch my son`s semi-final on Youtube, tonight we will watch it again and every day I will check Youtube for new uploads.
    Chris Van Den Bergh

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