St. Catharines Museum & Welland Canal Centre

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Wander through our galleries and explore the fascinating story of the building of the Welland Canals and the city that grew up around them.

Follow the path of the fugitive slaves as they fled to freedom in Canada on the Underground Railroad and the rich legacy they created as they made a new life in Canada.

In our outdoor Discovery Park, learn how the locks work and compare the size of the original Welland Canal locks to today’s engineering marvel!

Stroll the grounds and spend some time watching the ships as they navigate their way through the Welland Canal. Witness this engineering marvel in action!

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