Saturday, May 13, 2023

Welland Recreational Canal

Please join Ontario Adventure Rowing and the Don Rowing Club for the thirteenth annual Banana Belt Tour!

This is an excellent early season tour on the canal in Welland located in the heart of Southern Ontario’s “Banana Belt”.  The tour begins at the Welland International Flatwater Centre and proceeds north along the canal, under its many bridges, and turning around for the return trip once we come upon rapids near Highway 406.  Afterwards we get together at MT Bellies Tap & Grillhouse in Welland, a popular local establishment, for a bite to eat before heading home.


Date:  Saturday, May 13, 2023, at 10 am


Starting / End Point:  Welland International Flatwater Centre, 16 Townline Tunnel Rd, Welland


Cost:  $70 includes boat rental, City of Welland access permit, truck rental and gasoline for boat transport.

Cost of food at MT Bellies on your own.


Entry Deadline:  April 28, 2023, or once the four coxed quads are full!


Level of Difficulty:  Easy, perfect for the first tour of the season – approximately 15 km


Contact for More Information:  Brian Howe from the Don Rowing Club at



How to Register

Complete the Registration Form here. Email or mail the completed form along with your e-transfer, or one of those old-fashioned paper cheques, for $70 (plus OAR fees if applicable) made payable to Brian Howe, 1179 Glen Road, Mississauga, ON, L5H 3K7