Welland Canals Exhibit

This project was created to provide an interactive visualization tool that documents the historic 1st, 2nd and 3rd Welland Canals.

Utilizing the free Google Earth software, locations of historic canal features are identified and enhanced with over 100 photographs, air photos, maps and narration that allows one to re-discover the historic Welland Canals corridor.

To view the Welland Canals virtual tour project, download the Google Earth KMZ file. Open the file in Google Earth and select layers to view. Click on a placemark and enjoy the scenes and images.

Statement of use:
The Historic Welland Canals: a Virtual Tour
was created for research, private study, criticism and review purposes. In accessing it, you agree to use it only for these purposes and not for any other purpose. If you have any questions about this, please contact Colleen Beard cbeard@brocku.ca.

Acknowledgment: The Welland Canals project is a collaboration of several who have assisted over the last few years, Sharon Janzen for the technical expertise with Google Earth Pro; Brock University Geography internship students and Map Library staff who assisted with digitizing collections, designing placemarks, creating super overlays, and editing; as well as staff in the Brock University Communications Department who assisted with editing audio recordings; and the photo contributions from several local collections.


Contact us in-person at the Map, Data & GIS Library (Mackenzie Chown C306), via telephone at 905-688-5550 x5890, or via email at maplib@brocku.ca