WIFC South Course

  • 2,000 metre Albano Buoy System marked course
  • Three level Timing Tower with full view of course
  • Wireless connectivity at finish for spectators
  • Weather station for tracking weather conditions: wind speeds, solar radiation, UV rays etc,
  • Gigabit speed internet at the venue through our sponsor, Cogeco 
  • Bleacher seating at the finish for up to 660 spectators plus grassed areas for viewing
  • Ample parking with spots for over 350 vehicles 
  • Paved trail along the west bank of the canal, allowing individuals to follow 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 
  • 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.


  • 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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