St. Catharines Museum (FREE Admission, FREE Parking)


Located at Lock 3 of the Welland Canal, the St. Catharines Museum and Welland Canals Centre welcomes you to explore the history of St. Catharines and the Welland Canals. Watch as ships work their way through the canal. Enjoy our amenities, including our gift shop and snack bar or stroll, bike or rollerblade along the Recreations Trail.

Wander through our galleries and explore the fascinating story of the building of the Welland Canals and the city that grew up around them.

Follow the path of the fugitive slaves as they fled to freedom in Canada on the Underground Railroad and the rich legacy they created as they made a new life in Canada.

In our outdoor Discovery Park, learn how the locks work and compare the size of the original Welland Canal locks to today’s engineering marvel!

Stroll the grounds and spend some time watching the ships as they navigate their way through the Welland Canal. Witness this engineering marvel in action!

St. Catharines Museum
1932 Welland Canals Pkwy.
St. Catharines, ON L2R 7K6
Tel: 905.984.8880 or 1-800-305-5134
Fax: 905.984.6910
TTY: 905.688.4TTY (4889)