1st Welland Canal - 1829 to 1845
Not much remains today visibly of the First Welland Canal, as the locks were made from wood. Also much of the canal was incorporated in the building of the Second Welland Canal. Below you find pictures of what currently remains of the First Welland Canal.
Small Section Of The First Welland Canal -- Wellandvale, St.Catharines
A small distance away from lock two of the second canal, you will find a small leftover channel from the First Welland Canal. It really doesn't look like much but is still part of history anyway. If you are standing on the main bridge of Wellandvale, the next small bridge on your left in over the channel of the canal.
Here are some pictures of it:
Lock Six - Centennial Park, St.Catharines
Centennial Park is located off of Gale Crescent and Oakdale Avenue area of St.Catharines. The parking lot is located on Oakdale Avenue, behind the General Hospital. Park and head in to the park and head right, towards Geneva Street area. Keep your eye on the water, and eventually you will see a concrete structure in the water. It is under this concrete that lock six is located.
Here are some picture of Lock Six:
Lock Twenty-Four - Mountain Locks Park, Thorold
Located at the very back part of Mountain Locks Park, you will see a clearing within the forest. It is within this forest that you will find the remains of the lock. It is the best preserved lock of the First Welland Canal.
Here are some pictures of Lock Twenty-Four: