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Lock 7

Tourist attraction β€’ Historical landmark

One of the Top rated Tourist attractions in Thorold


Address

Welland Canals Parkway, Thorold, ON, Canada

Website

www.greatlakes-seaway.com

Rating on Google Maps

4.60 (191 reviews)

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Working Hours

  • Friday: Open 24 hours
  • Saturday: Open 24 hours
  • Sunday: Open 24 hours
  • Monday: Open 24 hours
  • Tuesday: Open 24 hours
  • Wednesday: Open 24 hours
  • Thursday: Open 24 hours

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  • 5/5 Glynn R G. 2 years ago on Google
    I love watching the ships pass through the locks. At Lock 7, you can be 30 feet from a ship 1000 feet long
    6 people found this review helpful πŸ‘

  • 5/5 Connie D. 2 years ago on Google
    It was like watch a building moving by. The logistics allow is absolutely incredible. A must see. I'm in awe.
    3 people found this review helpful πŸ‘

  • 5/5 Janice M. 7 months ago on Google
    This is one of my favorite things to do is to watch the ships go through the locks. Lock seven has some great views. The people inside friendly and helpful and really made the experience better
    3 people found this review helpful πŸ‘

  • 5/5 Sujith M. 1 year ago on Google
    The Welland Canal is a 43 km (27 mile) ship canal in Ontario, Canada, connecting Lake Ontario and Lake Erie. It forms a key section of the St. Lawrence Seaway and Great Lakes Waterway. Traversing the Niagara Peninsula from Port Weller to Port Colborne, its eight locks enable ships to ascend and descend the 99.5 meter (326 feet) elevation difference between the lakes, and bypass the 51 meter (167 ft.) Niagara Falls. Lock 7 in Thorold, Ontario, shown above, is the highest point of the canal system at 174.3 metres (572 feet) above sea level.
    2 people found this review helpful πŸ‘

  • 5/5 Daniel β€œMr_Spanish_FPS” M. 2 years ago on Google
    Really fun place to see ships! Tens of ships passing through every day. If you like ship spotting this is a perfect spot.
    2 people found this review helpful πŸ‘

  • 5/5 Mrinal T. 5 months ago on Google
    Such a peaceful place to sit in the evenings and watch the ships climb the mountain, figuratively. There is a nice spot with two benches facing the lock where you could sit and sip your coffee listening to music or reading a book!
    1 person found this review helpful πŸ‘

  • 5/5 Shams A. 3 years ago on Google
    A nice spot to view the ships crossing welland canal. Nice biking and walking trail beside the canal.
    1 person found this review helpful πŸ‘

  • 5/5 Tara B. 3 years ago on Google
    Great place to view the ships climbing the escarpment through the canal. Nice walking path.
    1 person found this review helpful πŸ‘

  • 5/5 Christopher S. 10 months ago on Google
    Was there to view the ship in the canal. Great viewing area. Museum closed as is was Sunday
    1 person found this review helpful πŸ‘

  • 5/5 Kirsten M. 10 months ago on Google
    We went to see the locks as we hadn't seen them before and wanted to watch a ship pass through. It was really neat to see. There was a massive ship going through when we arrived, and we watched it move down to the next lock in the canal. There is also a schedule you can look at to plan your visit so you can see a boat moving through.
    1 person found this review helpful πŸ‘

  • 5/5 Leslie H. 10 months ago on Google
    Interesting process to watch. Gonna YouTube some info to understand the history and how they fill those darn lochs. We lucky to see. Viking Polaris cruise ship come through the lochs
    1 person found this review helpful πŸ‘

  • 5/5 Snicklefritz 10 months ago on Google
    Boats going through the locks. The boat arrives to a waiting area. The "doors' close around the boat. The water lifts the boat to the level of the next lock. The doors open and it continues on to the next lock.

  • 4/5 Carla M. 1 year ago on Google
    There’s a bench across the street from it which is a nice spot to sit and watch the boats. However it would’ve been nice to get closer but it was all gated off and you couldn’t access it any closer.

  • 5/5 Kris B. 1 year ago on Google
    Great place to start a walk along the canal. Walk towards lake Ontario is down hill mainly and gives you a good appreciation of the engineering involved in the canal.

  • 5/5 Noel N. 3 years ago on Google
    Excellent spot to view ships passing through the lock - pretty big ships too. You can walk across the street for an up-close view of the lock gates.

  • 5/5 Cirrus S. 9 months ago on Google
    An interesting technical work on the Wellard Canal, which history goes back almost 200 years. Today, you can find an official viewpoint, an information center, a rest area, a parking lot and parts of the bike trail that runs along the canal. It is definitely worth stopping here and watching the boats pass by.

  • 3/5 Michael H. 1 year ago on Google
    Overall it is amazing to see.... Just disappointed with poor and lacking view platforms or such. It is virtually non existent. It is not immersive experience for those who was expecting more. It is beautiful area and cool nevertheless. Just disappointed with no viewing platforms or such. City should build more immersive experience and viewing platforms.

  • 5/5 John Skinner (Dr. Digital P. 1 year ago on Google
    Great place getting on and off the ship's. Also a great spot for viewing the ship's go by in the canal. Highly recommend this place.

  • 5/5 Atom D. 1 year ago on Google
    Historic landmark, acts as a great place to park while you visit history or go for a bike ride up the trail/walk your animal, or simply go for a run. The area stands on history as this area is the battle of Beaverdams.

  • 3/5 Lesley H. 1 year ago on Google
    I was on the Empire Sandy traveling south to Port Colborne when we had to tie up as a freighter was held up in lock 7 for 2.5 hours. However the staff and other passengers made for a fun time at least until the sky opened and soaked us. All in all I love my adventure and can't wait to do the reverse trip next year.πŸ’•β€

  • 5/5 Melinda M. 1 year ago on Google
    This is such a cool place to watch ships in the canal. These pics are from Lock 3 but both places offer great views.

  • 5/5 BushFox 10 months ago on Google
    I love to come here and watch the ships when my wife and daughter are at the outlet mall nearby. Hours can be spent watching big ships squeeze into these locks and hop up or down the Niagara escarpment. I find myself wondering about life at sea every time. The engineering that it took to build this is awesome. Video shown is a 5x speed time lapse.

  • 5/5 Live LOVE L. 8 months ago on Google
    The view from Lock 7 of the Welland Canal is pretty awesome. You have to view the ships from the top of the hill as they go through the lock. Take a time-lapse video to see how cool this really is. The ships have to move very slowly going through. Watching it live is pretty amazing, and for those watching your video, they will love the time-lapse more. Hope this helps! Lock 8 is pretty amazing, too. That one is in Port Colborne

  • 4/5 Brandon J. 2 years ago on Google
    Great place to watch the ships use the locks; can go down the canal path a little and get right up next to the canal.

  • 5/5 Nicole S. 3 years ago on Google
    Amazing how huge the ships are

  • 5/5 Leah R. 5 years ago on Google
    Scenic for a walk, biking, or sitting to watch the ships go through the lock!

  • 4/5 david k. 3 years ago on Google
    Traveled through on a freighter

  • 5/5 Mathieu La R. 4 years ago on Google
    Best view of all the locks.

  • 5/5 KID K. 5 years ago on Google
    Ever since I was a young boy I've always admired this lock system

  • 3/5 Shawn S. 5 years ago on Google
    Parking and bathrooms were available and the kids enjoyed watching a boat come up, through the lock.

  • 5/5 Don C. 5 years ago on Google
    love watching ships go bye

  • 5/5 yossi l. 5 years ago on Google
    Awsome

  • 5/5 nikhil b. 5 years ago on Google
    Wonderful

  • 5/5 Robert H. 4 years ago on Google
    Exciting

  • 4/5 MAC C. 3 years ago on Google
    Good experience

  • 5/5 Human F. 3 years ago on Google
    technology. exciting.

  • 5/5 Trevor C. 2 years ago on Google
    Awesome view from lock 7 great experience if you want to know how are shipping boats get to Canada from the rest of the world.

  • 5/5 Angelo R. 4 years ago on Google
    Love walking along path

  • 3/5 Conrad S. 4 years ago on Google
    If looking for a quick view of a ship (when restrained on time) in the locks then it works here otherwise lock 3 is way better option

  • 5/5 Will T. 4 years ago on Google
    Rock stars

  • 5/5 F. David T. 4 years ago on Google
    A great place to view Welland Canal ships.

  • 5/5 Ergin T. 4 years ago on Google
    (Translated by Google) On board (Original) Gemide

  • 5/5 Brian B. 5 years ago on Google
    The quiet magnificence of a large ship being lifted and moving out of the lock is always see inspiring.

  • 5/5 Julie S. 5 years ago on Google
    Nice

  • 5/5 Jay R. 2 years ago on Google
    Its always a fun activity to watch big vessels pass through the locks. Lots of patience required as the locks do take time to fill/drain.

  • 5/5 Thc V. 2 years ago on Google
    This is my families daily walking trail- Everyday we watch the boats go by and my daughter just loves πŸ’˜ it ...

  • 4/5 Layne P. 5 years ago on Google
    Walking area with less people on opposite side. Nice trail.


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