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Welland Pan Am Flatwater Centre

Venue Description

The Welland Pan Am Flatwater Centre boasts almost eight kilometres of deep, placid water, making it an ideal spot for hosting fast-paced paddling sports. In fact, the name Welland comes from a Celtic word meaning “good river.”

In preparation for the Games, TO2015 widened a section of the canal to meet international competition standards, built two new buildings, including a timing tower and the athlete centre, and added a plaza, start towers and permanent seating for 500 spectators.

In addition, a state-of-the-art, multi-sport training tank has been installed in the new athlete centre. The tank will enable Canadian high-performance athletes and fledging local paddlers to perfect their strokes in the off-season in a controlled testing environment against a variable current.

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16 Townline Tunnel Road (58A) at Canalbank Street, Welland, ON

While You're Here

Transportation Information

You can get to the venue by:





Transit will be available to/from this venue and will be included with your event ticket.

Designated Transit Stops

There will be 2 designated transit stops to/from this venue:

1. St. Catharines Fairview Mall (YMCA Drive) GO Bus Stop (accessible)

A shuttle for spectators will take you from the St. Catharines Fairview Mall GO Bus Stop to Federal Road near Shaw Street. This shuttle will be accessible.

2. St. Catharines Transit: Federal Road near Shaw Street (accessible)



Walk, Wheel or Cycle


The roadway leading up to this venue will be pedestrian friendly.

Cycling to this venue will be encouraged, and bicycle parking will be available near the venue entrance at the owner’s risk.





Limited parking spaces will be available at the general parking lot by the Shaw Street entrance.

Accessible Parking

Limited accessible parking spaces will be available at the venue and must be accessed via Humberstone Road and must be booked in advance. Check back here in spring 2015 to book your accessible parking space.


The general parking lot will be located by the Shaw Street entrance, and the accessible parking lot will be located by Humberstone Road. Canal Bank Street will be closed.

Check back here in spring 2015 to use the interactive auto trip planner — your best tool to plan your Games journey.