Bed & Breakfast
Andrea's B&B 4286 Simcoe St, Niagara Falls, L2E 1T6
Cedar Suite Bed & Breakfast 11 Dorothy St., St. Catharines (905) 935-0436
Duncan~Quinn House Bed and Breakfast (905) 468-1171
Inn on the Henley 360 Martindale Rd, St Catharines, L2R 6P9 (905) 934-5146
Heritage House B&B 29 Edmund St, St Catharines, L2R 2G3 (877) 337-3313
The Inn at Lock Seven 24 Chapel St, Thorold, L2V 2C6 (905) 227-6166
Springbank House 68 Yates St, St. Catharines, L2R 5R8 (905) 641-1713
Spring Manor 4352 Simcoe St, Niagara Falls
Squirrel House Gardens 1819 5th St S, St Catharines, L2R 6P9 (905) 685-1608
Tudor Creek B&B St Catharines, L2M 2P4 (905) 646-4948
Camping, Cabins, Cottages, Chalets
Riverside Park Motel & Campground 13541 Niagara River Parkway, Niagara Falls
Yogi Bear's Jellystone ParkCamp-Resorts 8676 Oakwood Dr, Niagara Falls, L2E 6S5
Admiral Inn 5320 Ferry St, Niagara Falls (905) 356-5757
Courtyard Niagara Falls 5950 Victoria Ave, Niagara Falls, L2G 3L7 (905) 358-3083
Four Points by Sheraton 3530 Schmon Parkway, Thorold, L2V 4Y6 (905) 984-8484
Inn on the Twenty 3845 Main St, Jordan, L0R 1S0 (905) 562-5336
South Landing Inn 21 Front St, Queenston, L0S 1L0 (905) 262-4634
Tower Hotel 6732 Fallsview Blvd, Niagara Falls (866) 325-5784
Fallsview Lodge 5284 Ferry St, Niagara Falls, L2G 1R5 (289) 296-2033
Arkona Motel 8450 Lundy's Lane, Niagara Falls, L2H 1H4 (905) 356-8450
The Peninsula Inn & Resort 7373 Niagara Square Dr, Niagara Falls, L2E 6S5
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In 1824 construction started on the Welland Canal. This ship canal is a part of the St. Lawrence Seaway and it enables ships to ascend and descend the Niagara Escarpment and to bypass Niagara Falls. It extends 42 km (26 mi), linking Lake Erie to Lake Ontario which differ in elevation by 99 m.
The fourth construction on the current canal began in 1913 and was completed in 1932.
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The Welland Canal has changed over the years, along with the vessels using it. Today's canal follows
the most direct route of the previous canals, running perpendicular to the Niagara escarpment from Port Wellers to Port Colborne. It is 24.4 m wide and has eight locks, each 262 m long. Water, gravity
and watertight chambers lift vessels up and down the cliff face of the Niagara Escarpment, allowing
behemoth freighters and small pleasure craft to sail to the middle of the North American continent.
The maximum permissible length of a ship in this canal is 225.5 meters (740 feet). It takes ships an
average of about eleven hours to maneuvre the entire length of the Welland Canal.
The Welland Canal closes in winter (January–March) when ice or weather conditions become a hazard to
navigation. Approximately 40,000,000 tonnes of cargo are carried through the Welland Canal annually by a traffic of about 3,000 ocean and Great Lakes vessels.
This canal is officially known now as the Welland Ship Canal. For a whole lot more about this canal, read on...
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