Lock 7 Viewing Complex

Welcome to the Lock 7 Viewing Complex situated a top of the Niagara Escarpment, along the Welland Canal. Here you will find extraordinary views of Locks 4, 5, 6 and 7.

Our friendly, knowledgeable staff are here to greet you and to answer any questions you have about the history of the Welland Canal, the City of Thorold and Niagara Region.

The complex is also home to an exhibit of artifacts from the Thorold and Beaverdams Historical Society for your viewing pleasure.

Ship Viewing

Coordinate your stop at the Complex with the St. Lawrence Seaway Schedule if you want to catch a ship go by in Lock 7. From the viewing deck, you can exchange waves with the ships' crew


The Greater Niagara Circle Route is right at our doorstep! Explore the surroundings and take a ride into our cycle-friendly Downtown Heritage District.

Hours of Operation

The office is presently closed for the season.


Address: 50 Chapel St S, Thorold ON L2V 2C6

Phone Number: 905-680-9477

The Lock 7 Viewing Complex is coach friendly and wheelchair accessible.

Contact Us

© 2018 The Corporation of the City of Thorold, 3540 Schmon Parkway, PO Box 1044, Thorold ON, L2V 4A7

Hours of Operation: 8:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. Monday to Friday

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