Things to Do in Welland

Farmers’ Market
ocal Farmers proudly share the excitement and flavour of the Welland Farmers’ Market with you. They’ve been luring locals and tourists every Saturday to the Market since 1907, with shelves of fresh fruits and vegetables, tasty meats, natural cheeses, local artisans, and baked goods.

Farmers' Market, The Welland Farmers’ Market is a community place where vendors and patrons respect each other. Vendors at the Welland Farmers’ Market develop community and sell quality products. We endeavour to create an environment which promotes creativity, openness, and cooperation, to celebrate the local talent and expertise that is showcased at the Market.

Merritt Island
Merritt Island is located in the downtown core of the city between the Welland Recreational Waterway and the Welland River. It is home to a beautiful 4.2 km tree-lined path perfect for walking, jogging, hiking, biking, rollerblading, or even picnicking. With a playground for children, a scenic canal trail, and wood carvings by local artist JP Gauthier, Merritt Island is perfect for families, friends and outdoor enthusiasts!


Rental Centre

Get out and about OR a boat! The Flatwater Community Rental Program offers a chance to take advantage of gorgeous weather, take in the scenic landscapes or plan an outdoor adventure on the Recreational Waterway, opening May long weekend and operating weekends 12 pm – dusk during the spring. During the months of July and August, the hours of operation are weekdays 12 pm – dusk and weekends 11 am – dusk. Rent single kayaks, tadem kayaks, pedal boats, recreational canoes, and standup paddle boards (SUP).Enjoy the beautiful Recreational Waterway for your self with affordable rental rates. Come with your friends or bring the whole family!


Welland Historical Museum
The museum features the history of Welland and the surrounding area, the building of the Welland canal and aqueduct, local industry and cultural diversity. The Just 4 Kids gallery allows younger visitors to explore history through hands-on play and discovery. Featured exhibits include "Life in the Trenches", an interactive War exhibit and "Capitol Theatre" a mini theatre within the museum. The site offers changing exhibitions, workshops, school visits and special events. Currently, the museum is closed for renovations, but will be re-opening in the Spring of 2015. In the meantime, please visit their website at for updates. The Welland Museum is also on Facebook, Twitter and Instagram.


The Waterway
Bike, run, walk, hike, row or paddle! The Waterway offers the perfect opportunity to get outside and enjoy what nature has to offer. Rentals of canoes, kayaks and paddleboats are available or simply relax shore side. The canal trail borders the calm waterway of the 'Old Canal', providing a scenic display of what used to be a channel for large ships 40 years ago.






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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