Welland is a city in the Niagara Region of Ontario Canada.

The city is centered around the Old Welland Canal which splits the city into a Northwestern section and a Southeastern section. The Eastern section is primarily older, having been the original settlement for the diggers of the Welland Canal. As the town grew it expanded Northwest and is now almost completely urbanized in this area. The largest shopping (including The Seaway Mall) and dining areas are along Niagara Street (Hwy 58).

Get in

From St. Catharines take Highway 406 south. The 406 passes through Thorold and Pelham before ending in Welland. The North end of Welland can be accessed from the Merritt Rd. exit. The Seaway Mall and other large stores and restaurants can be accessed from the Woodlawn Rd. exit. The Southeastern part of Welland and the downtown core can be accessed from Main St. where Highway 406 ends in a roundabout.

Get around

Welland Transit buses run every half hour or so, depending on the area. Taxis are also available but it is recommended that you travel by car. Park lands neighbour the canals and river and contain a continuous trail that runs the length of the city. This makes biking a convenient method to travel North-South in the city.


Merritt Island is in the center of the town and is a 3 km long island that runs between the Old Welland Canal and the Welland River. Recreational trails and parks run the extent of it. The only car entrance is from the southern edge behind the court house. Near the parking lot there is a playground for children, and in the summer you can rent paddle boats and canoes for use along the river. The Niagara Food Festival is held in this park in the fall.

Welland is known for its murals. Around town you can find varied sizes and genres of the wall paintings.




Niagara Street is the home of many chain restaurants including A&W, Boston Pizza, Burger King, Dairy Queen, Harveys, KFC, Little Caesar's Pizza, McDonalds, Mr. Sub, Pita Pit, Pizza Hut, Subway, Swiss Chalet, and Tim Hortons (two locations).



Small independent motels and chain hotels are around the city.

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