Welland Canal, Ontario, Canada
Welland Canal is a ship canal in Canada that extends 42 km (26 mi) from Port Weller, Ontario, on Lake Ontario, to Port Colborne, Ontario, on Lake Erie. As a part of the St. Lawrence Seaway, this canal enables ships to ascend and descend the Niagara Escarpment and to bypass Niagara Falls.
The city of Welland is centered around the Welland canal, which splits the city into a northwestern section and a southeastern section.
Things to see and do
* Merrit Island
* Old Welland Canal
* Niagara Food festival
* Niagara Falls
Cruise Season – May - Nov
Currency – Canadian Dollar (CAD)
Language – English, French
Electricity – 2 perpendicular flat pins US style or with a round pin below
Time – GMT minus five hours
International Country Telephone Code – + 1
Port Location – There are ports located at Port Weller and Port Colbourne.
Transport Links – The closest major airport to the Niagara Region is actually in the United States. Buffalo-Niagara International Airport (BUF) in Buffalo, New York is about a 20-30 minute drive from the Falls and is served by most major American carriers.