The St. Catharines Museum and Welland Canals Centre is home to extraordinary historical collections and exhibits that feature local St. Catharines perspectives, artifacts and stories of the area and its canals, exciting museum events, educational programs and tours, room rentals, a packed gift shop, the storied Lacrosse Hall of Fame and Museum, and much more.
This wonderful attraction offers a wide variety of diverse in-person and virtual guided programs, tours, and group experiences.
Our permanent exhibits feature stories of the Welland Canals and the Underground Railroad with special attention to the stories of the immigrant labour and Freedom Seeker refugees arriving to St. Catharines in the 1850s.
Temporary exhibits allow us to showcase more of the museum’s large collection of nearly 800,000 records. These displays rotate annually, so discover the current temporary exhibits available now before they disappear!
Check out our current virtual exhibits, which you can view online from the comfort of your own home!