Lock 8 Gateway Park
Lock 8 Gateway Park
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Stellan D
Bromma, Sweden585 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Sept 2022
Nice park by the canal where you can see big ships travel slowely with very narrow margins to the canal walls. You can walk along the canal and lock aaaaas the ships pass through the lock system. There is rest areas and a skateboard park here as well.
Written September 10, 2022
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Robby G C
Toronto, Canada78,235 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Jul 2020
Lock 8 Gateway Park is still beautiful. It has a lot of flowers.

There is a playground.

An Anchor.

We can see the Lock Gateway Park.

P.S. It is not beautiful because of COVIT

It is still attractive!

This is Lock 8
Written April 4, 2021
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Carolyn M
Hamilton, Canada11 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Jul 2020
Lots of beautiful flower beds. Paths are good for walking, wheelchairs, walkers. Places to have a picnic under a roofed structure. Good parking. Good for the whole family. Leash your pet.
Written September 10, 2020
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Judd_12
Port Colborne90 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Aug 2018 • Family
Spacious park with a covered eating area picnic tables and clean washrooms.There is a bicycle trail that passes through the park which makes for a pleasant ride.Trail heads south to the downtown area. Posted in the park is a brass historical plague explaining the history of the canal along with a massive ships anchor. In the height of the warmer months the park is well maintained and the gardens are breathtaking. Not only are the flowers blooming along the pathways but up the various levels to the fountain. Certainly a unique display of colours for the flowers. Once at the top of the fountain there is a viewing spot where you can see the ships travel through Lock 8 giving a great view of the canal and surrounding area. I have see on a few occasions brides and grooms having wedding pictures in front of the beautiful gardens. Certainly worth a stop or to have a picnic lunch. Very close to this area is the Tourist Information Office as well. And another perk parking is free.
Written April 3, 2019
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Rick G
Welland, Canada22 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Aug 2018 • Family
The locks here raise and lower the ships on average 6 feet depending on the lake levels. The viewing stand gives you a perfect vantage point to pick a spot on the side of a ship and watch it go up or down. The pavilion has picnic tables, there are running water washrooms that are clean and there is a small parket for the little ones to burn off some energy. The oldest DQ in Ontario is on Main Street,hwy3 two blocks east of the bridge. Fast food restaurants for quick food pickup are nearby and a no frills grocery store is also on hwy 3 west of the park.
Written August 21, 2018
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Donna H
Port Colborne, Canada10 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Jun 2018 • Family
You have a chance to view the locks & ships going threw the Welland Canal .
Very nice park for kids to play , beautiful flowers for pictures. Washrooms close to parking area. No charge to park or view the ships.
Close to main highway
Written June 24, 2018
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Kate K
Port Colborne, Canada363 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Dec 2017 • Family
This is a really wonderful park. There's a great play area and right next to it is an elevated viewing area where you can see the ships coming along the canal. There's lots of room to run around, a path to ride bikes on, and a skate park!!
Written April 3, 2018
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VegGardenPro
Cohocton, NY108 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Oct 2017 • Couples
The ships take a long time going slowly through the lock. You can get a closer view by going to the 2 strips of park on either side of the lift bridge. The park has a beautiful skate and BMX Park, lovely plantings, and bike rentals in season.
Written November 7, 2017
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Karl R
Port Colborne, Canada120 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Oct 2017 • Family
Very well looked after and pretty park with awesome views of lock #8. You will have a chance to not only see a lock in operation but capture some amazing photographs too.
Written October 11, 2017
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ArrowVoyager
Brampton, Canada849 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Sept 2017 • Friends
The Park is well situated and offers a great view of the Canal. Nice place to sit, relax and enjoy. The kids with BMX bikes were out in droves enjoying the park. Great community.
Written September 25, 2017
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