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STC Museum | The Lock 3 Ship Viewing Platform

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St. Catharines Museum & Welland Canals Centre

St. Catharines, ON

Directions: The Lock 3 Viewing platform can be access by stairs outdoors or from the elevator located off the main lobby. In inclement weather the ships can also be viewed from the second floor Lockview Lounge.

Access

Free.

Offered in English.

Wheelchair accessible and has gender-neutral washrooms.

About

Lock 3 Viewing Platform

Take the elevator to the third floor and exit directly onto the Lock 3 Viewing Platform for an up-close and personal view of the lock and the ships that traverse it. Volunteers are on site to answer your questions - and visit the front desk to request a viewing of the Welland Canal informational video.

Check ship times for the Welland Canal:

http://www.greatlakes-seaway.com/R2/jsp/R2.jsp?language=E&loc=VT00.jsp

(select 'Welland Lock 3' from the pull-down menu).

Lockview Lounge

The Lockview Lounge, located on the second floor of the centre, provides a panoramic view of Lock 3 with comfortable seating. This area is especially popular in inclement weather!

Discovery Park

An outdoor picnic area, playground and our Discovery Park, filled with interesting artifacts and information about the Welland Canals. Plenty of great photo ops.

You can also make the St. Catharines Museum and Welland Canals Centre your starting and stopping place for walking, biking, rollerblading and more on the Greater Niagara Circle Route and paved multi-use trail.

Organizer

St. Catharines Museum & Welland Canals Centre

The St. Catharines Museum & Welland Canals Centre is located at Lock 3 of the Welland Canal and includes the Welland Canal Viewing Platform, the St. Catharines Museum Exhibition Galleries, Merritt's Mercantile Gift Shop and several room rental spaces. Explore the City's heritage and enjoy the day watching ships transit the Welland Canal in a tranquil park-like setting!

Contact

St. Catharines Museum Staff

museuminfo@stcatharines.ca

905 984 8880

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