Tuesday, July 2, 2013

Welland Canal


Last weekend, we took the kids to Niagara Falls for a few days and afterwards we stopped off at the Welland Canal on our way to the Toronto Ribfest. The kids had never been and I hadn't been back since I was a kid. We lucked out as we arrived just in time to see the Wilfred M. Cohen from Sault Ste. Marie enter the lock.


The place has really changed a lot. The Visitor's Information trailer has been replaced with the impressive Welland Canals Centre which houses a miniature display of the canal, a museum, and more importantly, clean facilities!


 And of course, we can't forget the seagulls.


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38 comments:

  1. That looks like a nice place I like the miniature too, there is a canal near me here in central London I love to go down there and look at the quaint houseboats.

    Have a brilliant week :-)

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    1. They really did a nice job with the visitor's centre. Makes me wish we lived closer to a canal. I could watch the boats pass through all day long!

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  2. I really need to go to Niagra Falls!
    Happy WW :)

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    1. They have really updated a lot of things and added to it, which is always refreshing.

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  3. Great shots. The detail on the miniature is incredible.

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    1. Thanks! The miniature was really neat and quite accurate.

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  4. What a fun place to visit, bet it was a great time!

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    1. It sure was! Brought back memories from when I was a kid...

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  5. I witnessed some of those canals in the PNW on Puget Sound years back but what you saw is massive compared to mine.

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  6. Great shots! That was an interesting trip! Thanks for hosting.

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  7. I would love to make a trip to Niagra Falls too!

    Ai @ Sakura Haruka

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  8. We were in Niagara on Friday night!
    We'll have to stop sometime and check out the canal!

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    1. We arrived in Niagara Falls Friday evening. Funny if we had crossed paths and didn't even realize it...

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  9. That's an awesome place to bring the kids! I bet they loved it.

    One day, I'll make the trip to Niagara Falls; it's on my bucket list and I may even make a stop at the Canal too :)

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    1. It is. Lots to see and do! Hope you get a chance to visit one day.

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  10. This looks like a great way to spend a day!

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    1. It was fun. We also stopped by Niagara-on-the-Lake the day before, which is where my husband and I spent the afternoon before he proposed to me at the Butterfly Conservatory over 9 years ago...

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  11. I have never been to Niagra Falls, but would love to go some day. Great shots!

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    1. I have been several times and I never tire of seeing such a majestic sight. Hope you get a chance to visit sometime.

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  12. Hubs used to live there for a stint, we spent a lot of time in that area!

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    1. Did he really? That would have been nice living so close to the border. (Read: Think of all the cross-border shopping!)

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  13. You just saved yourself a trip to Panama - the view is almost exactly the same. :)

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    1. For real? Guess I'm crossing that one off the list. Thanks! ;)

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  14. Wow! Cool photos!!! I love Niagara Falls! I can go there countless times and see something new each time.

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    1. Me, too! I never tire of seeing the majestic sight of the falls.

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  15. Cool, I haven't seen the visitors center, but my Grandfather spent his whole life working at the Welland Canal (I think he retired in the 1980s).

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    1. Get outta town! Really? That is so neat!

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  16. What a great tour to take, I love anything miniature the canal looks neat!Thanks for stopping by Oh My Heartsie Reviews this week!! Happy 4th of July!!

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    1. The canal is really cool. I could hang out there all day.

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  17. I love that mini display. That's really neat - my boys would love as much as the real life Wilfred M Cohen!

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  18. These are all great pictures. I love to see what's going on around the water.

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  19. So good that they fixed it up! It looks like great fun.

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  20. Thanks for hosting Diana, always fun to capture travel moments, looks like it was a great trip! I need to do that more! :)

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  21. Very cool! I have never had the opportunity to see an actual canal. Great shots. Love the miniature.

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  22. I've never been to Canada. Thanks for the photos.

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  23. I've never been along the Welland Canal by boat, but I think it would be a fun vacay for sure!

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  24. The Welland Canal is such a cool place to visit. Love watching the ships in the locks.

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