Have you ever seen a ship climb a mountain
Thorold is a city located on the Niagara Escarpment. Just five minutes from St. Catharines and ten minutes from Niagara Falls.
The Welland Canal passes through the heart of the city with this incredible national asset is a place where residents and visitors can participate in a wide variety of arts, culture, sports, leisure and recreation activities, and experience a unique natural and recreational environment within an urban area.
"Have you ever seen a ship climb a mountain?" - You can watch this phenomenon actually happen! Visit the Lock 7 Viewing Complex to watch the ships sail over the Niagara Escarpment through the Welland Canal. Once a vessel passes through Lock 7, it sails out north into the Twin Flight Locks. This is the most complex part of the Welland Canal System, where the magic happens!