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With so many sights to see and places to go in Welland, Ontario, there’s no time like the present to hop in the car and experience fun close to home.

Start Your Day Off At…

Caffeineoline Coffee House

9 minutes from Empire Canals

With the simple goal of sharing a love for great coffee, this neighbourhood hotspot will make you feel right at home.

Welland Cafe

9 minutes from Empire Canals

Known for its quality food and excellent customer service, this go-to cafe will surely become a favourite.

Then Head to…

A Guided Segway Ride

25 minutes from Empire Canals

This bucket-list-worthy activity is one of our favourite ways to spend time outdoors in Welland. On this one-hour guided ride along the Welland Canal, you’ll learn about local history while taking in scenic sights of the waterway.

Balls Falls Conservation Area

28 minutes from Empire Canals

With picturesque trails and breathtaking lookout points, you’ll be happy you made the trip.

Downtown Welland

9 minutes from Empire Canals

Come to experience the area’s rich history and heritage, and partake in some window shopping at the boutiques.

Once You’ve Worked Up an Appetite, Visit…

Taris on the Water

8 minutes from Empire Canals

A wine country bistro overlooking the Welland Canal, this restaurant’s welcoming atmosphere and an impressive menu will not disappoint.

The Vegan Hippie Chick

9 minutes from Empire Canals

As Welland’s first vegan restaurant, this business’s core value is to make the community thrive through fresh local food.

Have an Afternoon of Fun at…

Chippawa Park

8 minutes from Empire Canals

Take a stroll through lavish greenery or stop at the splash pad on a hot summer’s day.

Long Beach in Wainfleet

20 minutes from Empire Canals

Located on Lake Erie, Long Beach Conservation Area is one of Niagara’s hidden gems. Visitors can camp, swim, sunbathe, fish, sailboard, or jet ski — the ideal place for memory-building.

The Empire Sportsplex

3 minutes from Empire Canals

Just a short trip from Empire Canals is Welland’s new sport and recreation centre, featuring six pickleball courts; three tennis courts; five beach volleyball courts; a full-size basketball court; and two half-size basketball courts for 3-on-3 play.

Make Dinner Plans at…

Matteo’s Ristorante

9 minutes from Empire Canals

An Italian eatery with homemade dishes the entire family will love.

M.T. Bellies

15 minutes from Empire Canals

Known for its large portions, this pub is a staple among locals.

Wrap Up the Day With…

A Trip to the Canal’s Light Display

8 minutes from Empire Canals

Each night of the year, Welland’s Bridge 13 lights up to commemorate celebrations and events. Make a point of coming out with your family and friends to marvel at this year’s light displays.

An Event at the WIFC

2 minutes from Empire Canals

The Welland International Flatwater Centre is known for hosting sporting competitions like dragon-boat racing, rowing, and triathlons.

A Shopping Spree at the Seaway Mall

14 minutes from Empire Canals

Offering a wide variety of stores, events, and an in-mall movie theatre, there’s something to enjoy for every member of the family.

Are you looking to make the move to Welland? Here are 5 reasons why you’ll love living at Empire Canals — our new master-planned community in Welland, Ontario. We’ve even rounded up Welland’s best schools to make sure to make school enrolment a little easier for you.


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