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Canoe, paddle, pedal or stand
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Children under 13 are free
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Single and Tandem Kayaks

Welland Boat Rental Program

Canoe, kayak, paddle, pedal or stand – make a splash at the Welland Boat Rental Program this summer

Entering its 15th year, the Welland Boat Rental Program is bigger and better than ever! We can honour our past by highlighting our former shipping canal while celebrating the future by bringing movement back to the water through recreation. Relocating the Welland Boat Rental Program into the City centre, we can now offer more room for gathering areas, picnics and extend our inventory so many more can explore the canal. Discover our relaxing waterfront activities.

Thank you for another great season at the Welland Boat Rental Program. The program is now closed for the 2021 Season – we can't wait to see you in May 2022!

2021 Rental Fees

All rentals include boat, lifejacket, and paddles if needed

  • Pedal Boats: $12/hour
  • Single Kayak: $12/hour
  • Stand Up Paddle Board: $18/hour
  • Canoe: $18/hour
  • Tandem Kayak: $18/hour
  • Children (under 12): free (one boat, one hour per day)
  • EconoPass 15 visit pass/$90 plus taxes (any boat, one hour/visit)


COVID-19 Protocols will be reviewed and updated as the province moves through the Roadmap to Reopening. These protocols will be in place until further notice:

  • Reservations ONLY
  • NO walk-ins until further notice
  • 1 hour rentals only – participants must be back to the centre on time
  • Each person has to reserve a time slot. For example: if you are renting a tandem kayak, each person in the boat must reserve a spot in the same time slot
  • 1 boat per rental
  • Please arrive no more than 10 minutes prior to your rental
  • Mask are to be worn when in the building and on the docks
  • City of Welland COVID Visitor Assessment must be completed on your mobile phone prior to your rental and presented to the attendant at time of rental