Life in Welland

About Welland

Welland is approximately one and one-half hours by automobile to Toronto's International airport and forty-five minutes from the Buffalo airport.

Welland is within 900 kilometers (500 miles) of half of the population of the United States and Canada, and 60 percent of the North American industrial market. This market area comprises three-quarters of the purchasing power of Canada and the United States. As well, seven of the top ten U.S. industrial states are within one day's trucking of Welland. Welland is closer to the bulk of the U.S. market than Florida, Texas and California!

The City's location on the St. Lawrence Seaway links Welland to ocean ports in such places as Hong Kong, the Pacific Rim, Europe, and North and South America. There is space on Welland's harbor on the Welland Canal for warehousing of goods to be loaded onto and received from ocean going ships.

Welland has rail linkage to major Canadian and U.S. centers, and its airport offers service to both business and leisure travelers, and accommodates both freight and private jet passenger crafts on a regular basis.

Culture

Concerts on the Canal

Held by the Downtown Welland BIA, locals fill the amphitheatre to enjoy free concerts under a blanket of stars. This free Concert Series is sure to lure spectators with a long list of all-star performers.

Visit downtownwelland.ca to learn more. the concert series on welland.ca to learn more.

Welland Supper Market

Featuring live music, beer and wine as well as up to 20 vendors selling food and deserts.

Every Thursday (July 5 - August 30, 4:30pm-dusk) on Merritt Island.

Welland Rose Festival

Since it began in 1961, the Welland Rose Festival has brought together the people of Welland to celebrate our history, heritage and community. The Festival is comprised of several events, including the Coronation Ball, the Street Dance, the Art Exhibition, Days In The Park, the Children’s Fishing Derby, the Baby Show and the Grande Parade.

Visit Welland Rose Festival to learn more.

Feast Street Niagara

Feast Street Niagara is an event taking place in Downtown Welland joining the community together with food, culture and entertainment. With food vendors offering samples of their awesome dishes you will be able to experience a variety of fun and feast for the whole family.

Visit feaststreetniagara.com to learn more.

Welland Farmers’ Market

Local Farmers proudly share the excitement and flavour of the Welland Farmers’ Market with you. They’ve been luring locals and tourists every Saturday to the Market since 1907, with shelves of fresh fruits and vegetables, tasty meats, natural cheeses, local artisans, and baked goods.

Visit welland.ca to learn more.

About Niagara

Niagara is more than just home to the mighty Horseshoe Falls. A world-class destination with something for everyone, the Niagara Region offers exciting entertainment, gourmet dining, one-of-a-kind sightseeing, shopping, superb service and adventures for all!

Visit the Niagara Region website for more information.