St. Catharines Museum and Welland Canals Centre

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  • Open Year Round Daily 9:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. Closed Good Friday, Christmas Day, Boxing Day and New Year's Day.
  • The Museum gallery is open by donation. Group guided tours - $4.50 per person; Educational tours - $4.00 per student.
  • Accessible
  • Elevator
  • Gift Shop
  • Parking
  • Guided Tours
  • Wedding Services
  • Facilities Rental

Experience the history of the City of St. Catharines at the St. Catharines Museum and Welland Canals Centre.  From pre-contact to the present day, share the stories of those who built along 12 Mile Creek.

The St. Catharines Museum and Welland Canals Centre is the most popular place to watch ships as they navigate one of the world’s engineering marvels – the Welland Canal.  Observe these giants from the observation deck or from the 2nd floor Lock View Lounge.

During your visit to the site, take time to explore the Museum’s exhibition galleries where local history is brought to life.  The outdoor Discovery Park provides an added opportunity to soak up the local history or to just enjoy a picnic in the tranquil surroundings.

Don’t forget to stop into Merritt’s Mercantile and pick up a souvenir of your visit or just browse through the local history books and DVD’s for sale.  The St. Catharines Museum and Welland Canals Centre is also the perfect place to host your birthday parties, special events, meetings or conferences.

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Type: Community Museum | Sports Museum / Hall of Fame