Travel Info

Where is the Niagara Region?

The Niagara Region is located in the southern part of the province of Ontario, Canada, near the US border. The Niagara region sits between Lake Ontario and Lake Erie, with the Niagara River as the border with the US.

The City of Welland is conveniently located and accessible by the Queen Elizabeth Way (QEW), a four lane highway from all major centres: Toronto, Hamilton, Buffalo (NY, USA), and St.Catharines/Niagara Falls.


The City of Welland and the Welland International Flatwater Course are surrounded by three international airports.

Travel time from each airport:
Hamilton International Airport- 45 minutes
Buffalo International Airport, New York, USA- 35 minutes 
Toronto Pearson International Airport- 75 minutes

  • Toronto Pearson International
  • Buffalo International Airport (Important: You will have to cross the US/Canada border, entering Canada and returning to the US. Passports are required, without exception. This is a small airport — virtually all flights to Buffalo require a connecting flight with another US destination)
  • Hamilton International Airport (Good option for those flying from other destinations in Canada)

Buffalo and Hamilton Airports offer less expensive alternatives though sometimes with limited international flight plans. Pearson International Airport, Toronto, conveniently located minutes from Highway 401, can easily provide world class service for all visiting countries.

Trains & Buses 

Via Rail Train Stations are located in nearby St.Catharines and Niagara Falls. Connecting transportation to the City of Welland, or all regional accommodations, is readily available and within a 20 minute drive from the stations. Local bus services are available throughout the Region to assist with travel around the area for a nominal fee. The WEGO is a bus service available for travel to all of the major attractions within Niagara Falls, stopping every 20 minutes and a full two-day pass is only $11.50 CAN.