Welcome to the Old Welland Canals Field Guide. Most people living in the Niagara area are familiar with the Welland Canal. Running from Lake Ontario to Lake Erie, its one of the largest canals built in the world. What fewer people know is that the current canal is actually the fourth in a series of canals built between the lakes.

I created this website as a guide to these older Welland Canals and the landmarks that remain along their routes. This site also contains histories, virtual tours, and a few hiking tips. Go exploring and maybe well run into each other. Any comments can be forwarded to ac.ocitapmys|slanacdnallewdlo#ac.ocitapmys|slanacdnallewdlo

Where are they?

This website is geared to local residents who live near the canals. If your not a local resident, I've provided two maps that show where these old canals are. The current Welland Canal is shown on the map on the right.


Left: North America focused on part of the Great Lakes.
Right: The Welland Canal shown bypassing Niagara Falls between Lake Ontario and Lake Erie.

Site Map

  • Home
  • History
  • The Canals
    • The First Welland Canal
    • The Second Welland Canal
    • The Third Welland Canal
    • The Feeder Canal
  • Historical Sites
    • Port Dalhousie
    • North St. Catharines
    • Wellandvale
    • Downtown St. Catharines
    • Canal Valley
    • Welland Canal Parklands
    • Mountain Locks Park
    • Town of Thorold
    • South of Thorold
    • The Deep Cut
    • Welland
    • The Feeder Canal
    • Port Colborne
  • Links

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