City of Thorold Museum & Lock 7 Viewing Complex


Thorold is home to the World Famous Twin Flight Locks and Lock 7 Viewing Center and Museum.
These flight locks are truly where the magic happens! and "Ships Climb the Mountain". This set of locks function like giant steps in a large flight of stairs so ships can climb Niagara's majestic escarpment. .
Enjoy the quiet giants of the waterway from our panoramic viewing platform at the Lock 7 Viewing Center and Museum @ 50 Chapel St..
Listen to the roar of 23 million gallons of water pour into the lock and simply be amazed!

Thorold is a great destination for a fun-filled family vacation, or a couple's quiet weekend away. In addition to the Canal, You will enjoy many experiences such as the power of the cars at Merrittville Speedway, watch a movie at the CanView Drive-In and have a 'howling' good time at the Howell Family Pumpkin Farm in the Fall,

Stay in Thorold and experience a city that lives to the beat of its own rhythm – a little bluesy and a lot friendly. From fine boutiques to eateries, Thorold’s historical downtown will surprise you with newly restored buildings adding quaint heritage flair to Front Street. Colourful new facades, renovated storefronts and bike-friendly amenities for visitors looking for a unique Old Town shopping experience will find the casual and friendly beat a welcome change.

You can cycle in to Thorold along the Greater Niagara Circle Route. The Greater Niagara Circle Route Trails System is over 140 km of mostly off-road, paved trails suitable for walking, cycling or rollerblading. While cycling the Greater Niagara Circle Route, Thorold is the perfect place to stop or ride the charming Port Robinson Ferry across the Welland Canal. You can stop for a rest at the Lock 7 viewing center and Museum and then make your way to our Historical downtown for great shopping and dining.

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