Welcome to Welland

picture of the Welland Canal - by Lincoln StreetWelcome to the City of Welland, a truly historic canal city situated in the heart of the Niagara Peninsula. Originally known as Aqueduct in 1829 (literally because a wooden aqueduct was built to carry the Welland Canal over the Welland River), the area became the Village of Welland in 1858. In 2008, the City celebrated its 150th Anniversary.

Picture of Woodlawn park trailsToday, visitors marvel at the area's natural beauty as they enjoy any number of festivals, sporting events, and outdoor activities. Known officially as the Rose City, Welland is home to over 350 acres of fine parks and has one of the finest rose gardens in the country. It is also home to the Welland Recreational Canal -- once part of the St. Lawrence Seaway System - and Merritt Island, an outdoor paradise nestled along the waterway.

 picture of sculptures in parkWelland has a proud cultural heritage -- our residents represent a diverse blend of many ethnic backgrounds, including the 3rd largest French-speaking population in the province. International luncheons and celebrations are held throughout the year by 11 different cultural organizations.

Take some time to get to know Welland.  We're only short trip away but a world apart.

For more information, contact:

(905) 735-1700



Did You Know?

A certain landmark in Welland signifies a pivotal event in the history of Canada-United States relations. Do you know what it is?

A cairn on the eastern boundary of Welland marks The Battle of Cooks Mills -- the last time the forces of the United States and Canada met in conflict. This battle was a decisive turning point in the War of 1812. Now, almost 2 centuries later, the United States is one of our most trusted and important allies.