St. Catharines Museum and Welland Canals Centre at Lock 3
& The Ontario Lacrosse Hall of Fame & Museum
(between Queenston St. and Glendale Ave.)
Hours of Operation:
Centre Museum & Gift Shop
Mon., Wed., Fri. 12:30p-4:40p
The St. Catharines Museum and Welland Canals Centre is the most popular place to watch ships as they navigate one of the world’s engineering marvels – the Welland Canal. Observe these giants from the observation deck or from the 2nd floor Lock View Lounge.
During your visit to the site, take time to explore the Museum’s exhibition galleries where local history is brought to life. The outdoor Discovery Park provides an added opportunity to soak up the local history or to just enjoy a picnic in the tranquil surroundings.
Playing Favourites- Feb 17 through Dec. 2014: Check out this exhibit of the Museums staff's favorite artifacts from the collection, and even share your own favourites with us.
Fur Trade Nation- March 8 to Aug, 24 2014: This exhibiton examines the relationship between First Nations and Europeans involved in the fur trade and the role of the Hudson's Bay Company
War of 1812- on display until Dec. 2014: Discover the city's connection to the War of 1812 and it's impact on the community. This exhibit brings local stories from the war to life and visitors can explore interactive displays using touchscreen technology.
Soap Box Derbies in St Catharines- mid summer: learn about St Catharines' rich history of soap box racing through never before exhibited artifacts from the museum collection.
This summer , we are happy to launch a season of weekly programs available to the public in July and August. Check out our Guided Canal Walks and exhibits.
The Ontario Lacrosse Hall of Fame and Museum
Located inside the St. Catharines Museum and Welland Canals Centre, The Ontario Lacrosse Hall of Fame and Museum highlights the most incredible lacrosse players in Ontario, through video presentations, a lacrosse shooting gallery, and plenty of history. Canada's national sport is recognized in the best of surroundings with featured displays and permanent exhibits.