Welland Recreational Canal
Between the months of June through August there are paddleboats, kayaks, canoe, and small boat rentals for use in the Welland Recreational Canal.
For more information, please call 905-735-1700 x 2311
The canal is also used for International Canoe, Kayak, Dragonboat, Swimming and Rowing competitions
Located in a Historic Carnegie building, the museum at 140 King Street is a must see.
A great place for families and visitors to our city.
Museum hours are Tuesday - Saturday 10am to 4pm 905-732-2215
Welland has a wide variety of sport clubs, see them all on the local sports tourism website.
The Welland Sport Tourism Alliance offers rebates on facility rentals for:
* Hosting tournaments in the city and having overnight stays in Welland, apply through the WSTA Fee Rebate Program
* Welcome bags for tournaments in Welland, pens also available for insert
* Coupons for participants to use at participating restaurants
* Clubs can use the site at no charge for listing event information
Full details available on the website
Located between the Welland Recreational Canal and the Welland River, Merritt Island is the place to enjoy nature’s best while in Welland.
Keep an eye out for JP Gauthier unique woodcarvings along the trail; they each blend in with nature as they are carved from former trees.
The running/walking trails are Nationally marked, exact to the milimeter.
The farmers market is a tradition since 1908. Open year around on Saturdays from 6am to 12 noon.
50 Market Square (between Division and Young Streets)
Buy fresh, buy local!
Friday May 17 – Matt Anderson, Steve Strongman, Harrison Kennedy
Saturday May 18 - Downchild Blues Band
Friday June 14 – Matt Dusk
Saturday June 15 - Emilie Claire Barlow
Friday July 5 - Current Swell
Saturday July 6 - Sarah Harmer
Friday August 2 - Delta Rae
Saturday August 3 – Skydiggers
Friday August 30 – Bowfire
Saturday August - David Myles
Doors open at 7pm and performances start at 8pm
Rain or Shine
Ticket prices range from $26 - $42.50 depending on performer
Want to stay the night? Ask for the Illuminaqua Rate and pay only $110 for Friday night and $130 for Saturday night (standard queen plus taxes, based on two guests) Proof of Purchase required at check in (i.e. Wristband)
Cycling your way through Niagara is a wonderful experience. This hotel is located right next to the Greater Niagara Cycle Trail by the Old Welland Canal.
Great cycling resources can be found at the websites below: www.bicycleontario.ca
A country experience right here in Niagara.
Horseplay Niagara offers One & Two hours rides, sunset rides along the shores of Lake Erie and romance packages, as well as cookouts and private rides.
Make it a weekend excursion and save on your hotel cost when you enter 'horseplay' in the Promotional Code section on www.bestwestern.com
***2012 was a great year, looking forward to 2013!***
We have partnered with Niagara College and moved the event to September 7, 8 & 9, 2012!
Visit the website for all the latest details, and don't forget to book your room early, special rates available when calling direct at 1-800-387-8186 and ask for the Niagara Food Festival group rate.
Come hungry and see you soon!
Welland is known as the Rose City, but it should also be known for it's beautiful themed gardens.
The photo here is just one of the creative beds here in the city. There are different themes every year.
The flower bed at Prince Charles Drive and Colbeck currently commemorates the war of 1812.
Don't forget about the Rose Garden in Chippawa Park
10:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m.
February 16, 2013 February 17, 2013 March 9, 2013
April 20, 2013 May 18, 2013 June 15, 2013
August 17, 2013 October 5, 2013
In honour of the 100th anniversary of Harriet Tubman’s passing, Niagara Bound Tours is proud to provide a schedule of 2013 public tours. We believe that this is a great way to remember this woman and others involved in this history of Canada.
We invite you to join a tour which is informative and interesting with many sites to see. Sites included in tour are the landing point of Josiah Henson, the character used in the book “Uncle Tom’s Cabin”, the church attended by Harriet Tubman, grave of Anthony Burns and much, much more.
The tour is conducted by a descendant of a Freedom Seeker that came from Kentucky around the time of the Fugitive Slave Act.
Hear the stories and the history of these remarkable people who escaped slavery for freedom and the people that assisted them.
Cost per person is $40.00. Reservations required. Seating is limited. Location to meet will be given once you are registered.
RiverBrink Celebrates Local Artist Thomas Hurst
on Saturday, February 23
at RiverBrink Art Museum
RiverBrink Art Museum continues to spotlight and celebrate the talents of Niagara artists by hosting wood turner Thomas Hurst as he demonstrates his craft at the museum on Saturday, February 23, between 1:30 and 3:30 pm. Admission to the museum and its exhibitions are free on that day. Refreshments will be available during the demonstration.
116 Queenston Street, in the village of Queenston, Niagara-on-the Lake, ON,
Canal Days Marine Heritage Festival August 2 - 5, 2013
The Canal Days Marine Heritage Festival celebrates its 35th year and will take place August 2 through August 5, 2013. Festival organizers have been working hard to bring four days of great entertainment to our guests and they have delivered. Canal Days is one of the most anticipated festivals in Ontario and 2013 will be no exception.
To kick-off Canal Days on Friday August 2, 97.7 HTZ FM presents Canada’s legendary Tea Party with special guests TimeGiant and Bleeker Ridge. Tea Party, a rock band with blues, progressive rock, Indian and Middle Eastern influences and dubbed ‘Moroccan roll’ by the media. With hits like “Save Me”, “Sister Awake” and “Temptation”, Tea Party have released 11 albums and continue to entertain worldwide. Taking the stage prior to Tea Party is Bleeker Ridge, who is best known for their title track “Small Town Dead” which charted on the Canadian Active Rock Charts, reaching the top10. Also performing is Toronto band, TimeGiant. With hits such as “I Am the Fire” and “Candy from a Feather”, this indie-rock band has toured with Theory of a Deadman, Treble Charger and Collective Soul.
Saturday evening Canal Days and Giant FM welcomes legendary Canadian Rockers April Wine with special guests Downchild Blues Band and featuring Rich and the Poor Boys. April Wine, has released more than 20 albums and performed for more than 40 years with topping charts with hits like “You Could’ve Been A Lady”, “I Wouldn’t Want To Lose Your Love” and “I Like To Rock”. Downchild Blues Band, Canada’s best known and best loved Blues outfit, will take the stage to share 40 plus years of blues that has seen countless music industry awards, thousands of performances and has served to inspire many other artists and musicians with songs like “Flip Flop Fly”, “I’ve Got Everything I Need (Almost)”, and “Sleep Alone”.
Sunday afternoon, join Canal Days Celtic Ceilidh presenting traditional and new Celtic sound. Join 13 year old Canadian fiddling sensation, Liam McGloashon and Liam’s Kitchen Party as well as The Tara Dunphry Trio featuring North American Champion tin whistle player and fiddler, Tara Dunphry. Direct from Ireland, the Caroline Keane and Tom Delany duo. Playing traditional music on concertina and uillean pipes. Wrapping up the afternoon are The Dole Tinkers who will take the stage with their high energy blend of Celtic Party Songs.
On Monday afternoon Sister Act and The Caverners will take the stage. Sister Act – two dynamic sisters who perform cover music ranging from classic rock to favourite top 40 hits. Performing together for more than 10 years at a variety of venues, these girls guarantee a high energy and upbeat show.
Canal Days crowds have been raving about The Caverners for years and who are we to break with tradition! This all-Canadian tribute to the Beatles known as The Caverners will close the festival. Every part of the show is done with the utmost authenticity, right down to the Liverpudlian accents. Performing in the style of the Beatles and featuring music spanning the Fab Four’s entire career, the audience will hear all the great songs, everything from “She Loves You” to “Day Tripper”, from “Help!” and “A Hard Days Night” to “Get Back” and “Hey Jude”.
To celebrate the 35th Annual Canal Days Festival, we are giv
Over 500 birds and animals!
Hotel has $3 off coupons at the Front Desk
Concert line up (additional charges apply) 8pm (Doors open at 7pm)
June 21 - Floyd Fest
July 13 - The Trews, Finger 11
July 26 - Colin James, Steve Strongman and David Go Go
Aug 9 - Sheepdogs and 54.40
Aug 24 - Great Big Sea
BEST WESTERN PLUS Rose City Suites, 300 Prince Charles
Drive Welland, ON L3C 7B3 Canada,
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