As someone has truly said, we have only one life and we must live it to the fullest. Hence, why not be adventurous and explore different parts of the world, their culture, their style of living and many more things. Everyone should once in a while get some time out of their tedious and hectic routine and live life to the fullest. Exploring new cities might be the perfect opportunity.
Welland and Pelham are two cities in Ontario situated very close to each other, in eastern central Canada. It’s not a very popular tourist destination but has a lot to see and experience. Especially it’s very close to the Niagara Falls hence it’s a perfect place to stop and have a look around. Here are 10 must visit sites in Welland-Pelham Ontario.
Bridge 13 also known as the “Welland Bridge”
Welland Bridge is a vertical lift bridge located over the Welland Canal. It’s one of a kind as there are a very few bridges which remain with such traditional mechanism. If you visit this region during fall then this bridge is decorated with lights and it’s an amazing sight to behold.
Spend a day at the Chippawa Park
If you have a full day at leisure then this park is a perfect place to spend some time. It covers a large amount of area and is a perfect location to play soccer, badminton, or just have a casual stroll. It also contains a large pond with ducks and fishes, and also has a splash pad.
Segway tour around Welland
Wanting to do something different and adventurous? Then this is for you. There are subway tours with local guides held in Welland. This tour starts and goes along the Welland canal covering all the beautiful sights and picture-perfect locations. The guides are very well familiar with the route and also give us a brief history about the location.
This park is a perfect picnic spot with a nice canal flowing through it. Many tourists and especially locals visit here very commonly for having a stroll or just hiking along the paved paths. You can enjoy all the beautiful views all around you, especially during the winters when everything is covered with snow.
Battle of Cooks Mills National Historic Site
The Battle at Cooks Mills was an important battle in the history of Canada. It was a skirmish between the Americans and the English. It is great park to chill and inhale the history linked with this park, with statues and a war memorial to commemorate the War. It has many benches to relax, paved paths and a playground for kids.
Have a bite at Taris on the Water
Taris on the Water, as suggested by the locals is a very popular restaurant serving top quality food. It serves Canadian and Fusion Cuisine and has menu options which are vegetarian, vegan or even gluten free. As suggested by the community, the best thing to try is thick cut filet mignon. So, if you are hungry then don’t forget to stop by and enjoy the tasty food.
Welland International Flatwater Centre
If you love sports especially water-based sports then this may be the perfect location for you. Welland International Flatwater Centre, is a current canoeing, kayaking and rowing facility and has been the host of multiple events of the same such as the ICF junior championship in the year 2013. It’s a perfect location for you to enjoy watching sports and even has an indoor paddle tank to learn the above mentioned sports.
Baxo Fine Art Gallery
As the name already suggests this is a perfect place for the lover of arts. Situated in Pelham, it is a popular tourist destination. Many local as well as professional artists have been featured in this art gallery. They even conduct art classes for you to learn art. So, if you have a few hours free on your itinerary, then this might be a perfect place to spend the evening.
The Broken Gavel
The Broken Gavel is a small dining restaurant as suggested by the locals but it is the best in Pelham. They serve all variety of food as well as drinks and the locals recommend to have their fish and chips as they are the best in town. Also, there is Live Music and vegetarian, vegan and gluten free options available.
Comfort Maple Conservation Area
Comfort Maple Conservation Area is the house of the oldest maple tree in Canada. When we think about Canada the first thing that pops up in our mind is Maple syrup, which is made of, you guessed it, Maple trees. So, this is the perfect location to see the maple farm, as well as the oldest maple tree in whole of Canada.