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Running through the heart of the City, the Welland Recreational Waterway is an excellent location for sport fishing and flat water activities, including rowing, kayaking, canoeing and paddle boating.
Enjoy a leisurely walk or bicycle ride along the Canal Trails part of the Greater Niagara Circle Route - or through
Rentals are available.
This hidden treasure, located within walking distance of
Experience the magic of IlluninAqua, a blend of art, culture, fire and water. Musical artists perform on a floating stage amid the beauty of firepods along the Welland Recreational Waterway.
Visit www.illuminaqua.com for showtimes and performers.
Dragon Boat Festival
The Dragon Boat Festival has become one of
Niagara Food Festival
Hailed as the Region’s “Tastiest Party”. In addition to showcasing local cuisine, the festival offers evening music concerts by Canadian artists. www.niagarafoodfestival.com
The Rose Festival is the city’s longest-running festival, commemorating
Variety Nights by the Canal
On Wednesday evenings from June through August, Variety Nites by the Canal is held at the Rose City Seniors Centre. Both are among the most popular summer evening outdoor activities in the Region.
Annual Folklore Festival
International cuisine and multicultural delights are the trademarks of the Welland Folklore Festival, organized by Welland Heritage Council and Multicultural Centre. A range of open houses and multicultural celebrations are held throughout the year, including a series of international luncheons in June at historic
The market boasts a small town tradition with an international flavour. Vendors from across the area provide a range of produce reflecting
Welland Public Library
In its new location at Civic Square, the Welland Public Library has one of the most picturesque vantage points in Niagara, providing a spectacular view of the Welland Recreational Canal. The Library is noted for its genealogical archives and research service, as well as its Amphitheatre Antics fun family entertainment during the month of July. The Library is open Monday Saturdays and Sunday afternoons from mid-October through March. www.welland.library.on.ca
Winter Lights Across Welland
The Annual Residential Lighting Contest takes place in December. Each year, seasonally-decorated homes across the city are reviewed by a team of judges who tour the city looking for that special site. Houses are judged on a number of criteria, including colour/special lighting, innovation, creativity and fun and the ultlimate “buzz” factor.
This event is sponsored by Welland Hydro, the Tribune, and Welland Transit and it is organized by the Winter Lights Committee.
Tour buses will be going out to view the entrants in December. A seat on the tour bus can be booked by calling Welland Transit at 905-735-1700 extension 3101, and all tours will leave from the Rose City Seniors Activity Centre.
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