Welcome to Welland

One of Canada’s genuinely authentic recreational canal cities.

Located in the heart of the picturesque Niagara Region, Welland is just minutes from neighbouring cities. Visitors are attracted to the area’s natural beauty, as they enjoy our annual festivals, downtown restaurants, heritage buildings, waterfront music concerts, multi-cultural attractions, year-round sports competitions, and outdoor events. Known for scenic cycling paths and the Welland International Flatwater Centre (WIFC), which hosts major international sporting events, Welland is Niagara’s sport-tourism destination.

Whether you are a sports enthusiast, naturalist, cultural adventurer, music lover, or history buff, Welland offers something for everyone. Come discover Welland.

Getting here

Located in the heart of Niagara — and a quick drive to Niagara Falls and the United States border — Welland, Ontario, is a city to discover. You will find us on route with the Niagara Green Belt and connected to the Greater Niagara Circle Route. Cycling here is more of an adventure than a journey. Welland is easy enough to find via car, bus, train, or plane. Toronto’s GO Train comes to Niagara every morning from Monday to Friday and regularly visits in the summer. Niagara also has a regional transit system that connects Welland with other local municipalities, making your travels here hassle-free.

Niagara is recognized for its breathtaking wineries, and roadside fruit stands. We often receive visitors from the Greater Toronto/Hamilton Area who make a weekly trip to our authentic farmers market. We are also a member of the Francophone and Francophile Cities Network, which connects a trail of Francophone communities across North America.

We invite you to visit us and discover one of Canada’s most authentic canal cities in the centre of beautiful Niagara.

Welland has direct highway access via Highway 406 connecting to the Queen Elizabeth Way (QEW) to the Greater Toronto Area (GTA), and to the United States through four Niagara border crossings:

  • The Queenston-Lewiston Bridge connects Highway 405 in Queenston, Ontario, and Interstate 90 in Lewistown, New York.
  • The Rainbow Bridge connects Highway 420 in Niagara Falls, Ontario, with Niagara Falls, New York.
  • The Whirlpool Rapids Bridge connects River Road and Bridge Street in Niagara Falls, Ontario, with State Roads 104 and 182 in Niagara Falls, New York.
  • The Peace Bridge connects the QEW in Fort Erie, Ontario, with Interstate 90 in Buffalo, New York.