The Welland Canal runs right through the City of Thorold, Ontario. The famous Lock 7 lifts huge vessels to the highest point of the canal and can hold ships as large as 225 metres long and 24 metres wide. Tight squeeze!
The Thorold Tunnel, which allows Highway 58
to cross the Welland Canal, is the longest tunnel in Ontario. Echo-o-o!
Thorold is the hometown of retired hockey pro, Owen Nolan, whose 18-year NHL career saw him play for the Quebec Nordiques, Colorado Avalanche, San Jose Sharks, Toronto Maple Leafs, Phoenix Coyotes, Calgary Flames, and Minnesota Wild. Go, Nolan, Go!