Cycle the Greater Niagara Circle Route

From Bridge 1, ride along the Welland Canal on the 42 km section of the Greater Niagara Cirle Route. While in Thorold, see massive ships climb the Niagara Escarpment. Ascending 42.5 metres/139.5 feet, the world’s largest flight locks is an absolute “must see” from the Lock 7 Viewing Centre.

Heading south, pass along the banks of the abandoned section of the Canal. At Port Robinson, hop aboard the only ferry crossing the Welland Canal then end your journey at the charming dockside district of Port Colborne.

The Greater Niagara Circle Route trail system is over 140 kilometres in length and suitable for walking, cycling and rollerblading. For more information visit:


Temporary Closure of a portion of the Welland Canal Parkway at Lock 7 in Thorold.

The St. Lawrence Seaway is working on a project that will require a portion of the Welland Canal Parkway Trail to be closed this coming fall at Lock 7 in Thorold. Construction is scheduled to start on October 14th, 2019 and to be completed by November 30th, 2019.

The Seaway will be constructing a reinforced concrete slab and retaining wall, as well as re-positioning security fencing at Lock 7. The existing pathway will remain the same, however during construction the Seaway is expecting heavy construction traffic such as excavators, graders, concrete trucks and dump trucks. To ensure safety at the work-site the path will be closed off to pedestrian traffic.