The City of Welland is a truly historic canal city situated in the heart of the Niagara Peninsula. Known officially as the Rose City, Welland is home to over 350 acres of fine parks and has one of the finest rose gardens in Canada. It is also home to the Welland Recreational Canal, once part of the St. Lawrence Seaway System and Merritt Island, an outdoor paradise nestled along the waterway.
Welland has a proud cultural heritage; its residents represent a diverse blend of many ethnic backgrounds, including the 3rd largest French-speaking population in the province. International luncheons and celebrations are held throughout the year by 11 different cultural organizations. With a diverse and proud citizenry, Welland is positioned for growth.