Home of the famous Welland Rose Festival – Welland, Ontario is home to 50,000 active and health oriented citizens. For more than 50 years the "Rose City" has hosted its Annual Rose Festival each June. There is also Welland's other summertime arts festival the Illumin Aqua, a salute to Fire/Water/Arts! This warm and friendly community is also home to some of the best outdoor activities in southern Ontario with the Canal Trails, Merritt Island, and some of the best cycling and kayaking anywhere. Travel to and from Welland is excellent with the 406 Expressway giving access to the QEW with Toronto to the North and the Peace Bridge and US Border to the South. Excellent schools including 3 French grammar schools and the Seaway Mall complete the picture of Welland, Ontario as a wonderful place to live.