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.


IlluminAqua
lluminAqua is a unique blend of music, fire, and fountains all set on the waters of the Old Welland Canal. There is no other festival like this in Ontario, drawing people from across the province! IlluminAqua is part of the Waterway's Arts and Culture Series, taking place at the Welland Amphitheatre in Merritt Park.


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 www.wellandmuseum.ca 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.

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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.

WHAT PEOPLE ARE SAYING

  • “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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