Welland Pan Am Flatwater Centre

Welland Pan Am Flatwater Centre

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.

Competitions at Welland Pan Am Flatwater Centre

What You Need To Know

Hours of Operation

Pan Am Games: July 11-14
Gates open two hours before competition starts.

Box Office Hours: Box office opens two hours before competition starts.

Venue Map




Information Booth
Family Washrooms
Stroller/Wheelchair Storage
Wheelchair Loan
Assistive Listening Devices
Lost and Found
Box Office
Food and Beverage
First Aid
Accessible Washrooms

Special Notes

Please be advised that this is an outdoor venue and there is no shading in the spectator seating area. Please prepare accordingly.

For additional accessible services, please consult the TORONTO 2015 Accessibility Guide at



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

Welland, ON