Visit first the info booth
Visit the tourist office close to the Welland Canal. The friendly staff is very helpful.
Thorold is located between Welland and St. Catharines on the famous "Welland Canal". Already in the year 1870 Thorold was incorporated as a town.
For me the main attractions are the locks.
It is really impressing to watch how big boats are lifted or lowered. There are some spots to watch these procedures. I wish some improvements would be considered. This is one of the major landmarks of Thorold!
During summer when the canal is not closed I always can see many people trying to watch the incoming or leaving boats going through the impressing lock system. It may not be easy to improve parking and built some raised viewing points - but it is not impossible and it should be done. On the other hand Thorold did already many good things to make the town attractive.
The same boat seen from the other side
Ask the friendly people in the Viewing Centre for details about the trail which shows many information about the history of the Welland Canal and Thorold. Our visitors from Germany did this tour on a really hot day and they liked it despite the fact that they returned completely exhausted.
The small villages Allanburg and Port Robinson are part of Thorold. Ask for directions to them as well as to the "Mel Swart-Lake Gibson Conservation Park". Good places to recover!
A boat without any freight?
Major components for wind turbines are already shipped on the Welland Canal
As already recommended - if you want to relax and see more boats passing the canal drive to Allanburg and Port Robinson.
In Port Robinson you can use a free ferry as a pedestrian or a biker to cross the canal - a little adventure.
A free parking lot in Allanburg at the lift bridge
Port Robinson should not be missed. The shown trail guides you to Allanburg
Thorold spends lots of efforts to attract visitors from all over the world. Historic buildings are well kept and introduced in a special brochure. Houses which are over 150 years old are considered to be important to show the heritage of a town. Thorold made a good decision to protect many of them which adds to the flair of tis city.
Maybe you go on a little photo safari.
It is a pleasure to visit downtown Thorold
Get more information about historical events in this area. Most of them are unfortunately related to the war between America and England.
In the "Battle of Beaver Dams" the Americans who tried a surprise attack were defeated by British regulars and Caugnhnawaga Mohawks in 1813.
Outside of Thorold you can enjoy one of the last "Drive-in Theaters" in Ontario. Ironically it was one time severely damaged by a storm when the movie "Twisters" was shown.
Go to "Merritville Speedway" if you want to see a stock car race. Elizabeth, my wife, went to all these attractions when we had a young Swiss student as a guest in our house. She was improving her English at the Niagara College in Welland. Both had always a great time together.
If you want to stay in Thorold - no problem. All kinds of accommodations are available.
The "Beaverdams Church" from 1832 needs help
Please explore the area around Beaverdams Road and Decew Road. Enlarge above Google Map.
At the "Mel Swart-Lake Gibson Conservation Park"
Enjoy a sunset
Ontario, Werben Sie bei uns, advertise in our Internet travel guides, tourism, travel guide
Fenwick Train Show, get inspired for a new hobby
Welland Dining, some impressions
Web design company in Welland, Ontario, Canada
Thorold, Ontario, Canada - not only the locks of the Welland Canal are an attraction
Wo kommt der Ahornsirup her? A tour through the Sugar Bush
Niagara Falls, Floral Showhouse, Tourismus
Battle of Cook's Mills, re-enactment 2014 in Welland, Ontario, tourism, travel guide
Between the Lines, Weingut - klein aber fein, a small winery in Niagara-on-the-Lake
Happy Rolph's, St,Catharines, Ontario, Streichelzoo, petting farm, picnic area, Tourismus
Watch the video: "Impressions of a tour along the Welland Canal."
Watch the video: "Niagara Region, Ontario, Impressionen, impressions "
Watch the video: Byng Island in Dunnville, Ontario, beautiful conservation area
Ball's Falls, conservation area, close to Jordan, Ontario, Canada, tourism, travel guide
Once upon a time Fort Erie was host to many exciting events such as "Edinburgh 1745", the battle of the Jakobites against the English.
Crafts and art work of the native people from North America, tourism, travel guide
Dain City, Welland, Ontario, impressions, tourism, travel guide
Royal Botanical Gardens, Hamilton, Burlington, Ontario, Canada, tourism, travel guide
Watch the video: An Italian party in Welland, Ontario, with Pat Pagano and his music at Café Amalia