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Lock 8 Gateway Park

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133 Mellanby Ave, Port Colborne, Ontario L3K 2L6, Canada
+1 905-835-2900
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Great park and great ship viewing

This is a really wonderful park. There's a great play area and right next to it is an elevated... read more

Reviewed 2 weeks ago
Kate K
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Port Colborne, Canada
Lovely Park

The ships take a long time going slowly through the lock. You can get a closer view by going to the... read more

Reviewed 7 November 2017
VegGardenPro
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Southern Tier NYS
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133 Mellanby Ave, Port Colborne, Ontario L3K 2L6, Canada
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

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...More

Thank Kate K
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Reviewed 7 November 2017

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...More

Thank VegGardenPro
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Reviewed 11 October 2017

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.

Thank palms4us
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Reviewed 25 September 2017

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.

Thank ArrowVoyager
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Reviewed 13 September 2017

This is just a small park along the bike trail. But it is really fun and pretty. There is also an awesome bike park near here and totally worth checking out. It looks like a ton of fun (unless you are on a recumbent LOL)

Thank Regislive
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Reviewed 5 September 2017 via mobile

We walked along the trail after viewing a wedding party taking photos Park is very pretty with public washrooms Lots of scenic canal views & well kept walking trail Close to the downtown area Great for families

Thank Wendy S
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Reviewed 17 August 2017

After being disappointed at the Botanical Gardens at Niagara this was a real surprise. The gardens were planted beautifully with a number of beds and then a central water feature. The park had picnic tables and shade provided by trees and covered seating. There was...More

Thank Gabbie1
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Reviewed 10 July 2017

The Lock 8 Gateway Park has everything -- ship viewing, playground, and skate park. It is a perfect place to take the kids to play or just to hang out watching ships pass through the locks.

Thank Kate K
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Reviewed 28 June 2017

Our cruise ship was going through the Welland Canal to Port Colborne when we came into Lock #8. The park on the starboard side of the ship was very pretty with well-manicured grass and flowers. There were a few people who were enjoying the park...More

Thank StuartGustafson
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Reviewed 3 April 2017

We just happened upon the Baie Comeau transiting the southern part of the Welland Canal, and raced in front of it to Lock 8 Park to watch it go by. A fun experience, with the ship almost within arm's reach, and with the locks and...More

Thank Edward W
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