About the Inn


The Inn at Lock Seven is a historical treasure dating back to 1850s. The stone house site of the Inn was originally used as an administration building with an Engineer’s office during construction of the Fourth Welland Canal. The initial construction started in 1913. The First World War bought a halt to the project and construction resumed and continued until the waterway opened in 1932.

From its opening in 1932 until the beginning of the Second World War, it was possible to access the locks and observe the lowering and raising of vessels up close. The Inn at Lock Seven was built in 1965, incorporating a 1850s stone house. The old stone work is still visible in the facade. The Inn created an excellent vantage point for guests to view Lock 7 activities.

Our Community

The Inn at Lock Seven is located in the historical city of Thorold within the Niagara Region, home to approximately 450,000 residents and welcomes close to 12 million visitors annually!

The City of Thorold, with a population of close to 18,000 is blessed with natural beauty, recreational opportunities, culture and shopping. Ideally situated within the heart of the Niagara Region provides a great geographic location to endless attractions.

In addition to all that Thorold has to offer, visitors are a short driving distance to more than 50 wineries, 45 golf courses, hundreds of historic sites, world-class theatre, diverse shopping and dining, miles of parks and beaches and exhilarating entertainment and attractions that make up the Niagara Region.

Welcome Cyclists

The Inn at Lock Seven serves as a perfect location for cyclists looking to explore the Niagara region. The Greater Niagara Circle Route Trail starts close to the main entrance of the Inn. It covers more than 120 km of paved bike trail. Cycling and adventure enthusiasts can experience scenic escarpment views, waterfronts and natural beauty of Niagara region along the trail.


In August 2016, The Inn at Lock Seven was featured on canada.com, a division of Postmedia News Network. Guests are welcome to read this article here.


The Inn at Lock Seven was awarded the 2016 Readers’ Selection Award by Niagara this week news publication. We were voted as the best in accommodation category by the people of Thorold and St. Catharines in the Niagara region.

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– Courtesy thoroldtourism.com and Lock 7 Viewing Centre