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Activities for the Whole Family

Looking for things to do that will make your family vacation to the 1000 Islands memorable this fall? With family friendly activities and attractions all over town, you can find just what you are looking for in Brockville to make your visit truly one of a kind.

Your starting point is the Aquatarium, Brockville’s interactive discovery center devoted to sharing the history, ecology and culture of the 1000 Islands.

From there you can head out on foot or rent bikes to explore the waterfront along the Brock Trail. This walkway will take you to Canada’s First Railway Tunnel, 1000 Islands & Seaway Cruises, parks and playgrounds, the Brockville Museum, and the Rotary Park Splash Pad. Special programming is available in the summer months at the Brockville Museum, the Brockville Public Library, Fulford Place Museum, Brockville Movies in the Park and more.

Don’t forget your camera as photo-worthy opportunities are around every corner and memories are being made at every turn.

  • 3.5hrs from
    Toronto
  • 1hr from
    Ottawa
  • 2hrs from
    Montreal

Brockville at its Best

Cruising is a Must-See and Do
Cruising is a Must-See and Do
Canada’s First Railway Tunnel
Canada’s First Railway Tunnel
Escape Brockville
Escape Brockville
Brockville Fall Farmer’s Market
Brockville Fall Farmer’s Market
Brockville Speedway Races
Brockville Speedway Races

Cruising is a Must-See and Do

No visit to Brockville would be complete without a 1000 Islands Cruise. Founded in 1994, 1000 Islands and Seaway Cruises has played host to tens of thousands of visitors annually aboard their fleet of modern, Transport Canada certified vessels. In defiance of the adage that “Bigger is Better”, 1000 Islands & Seaway Cruises prides itself on its ability to deliver a more relaxing, comfortable and intimate cruising experience than our larger competitors and a unique variety of cruise products that will keep bringing you back.

Rockport Cruises showcases the grandeur of island life and whispers of a fabled past. The most popular cruise, Palaces & Palisades of the 1000 Islands, features famous island sights such as Zavikon Island, Millionaire’s Row and Casablanca on Cherry Island, with seven different cruise options. Enjoy a lunch or dinner cruise or take in a two-castle tour, which showcases Boldt Castle and Singer Castle.

Canada’s First Railway Tunnel

Canada’s First Railway Tunnel was completed in 1860 for the Brockville and Ottawa Railway and later owned by the Canadian Pacific Railway until being acquired by the City of Brockville in 1983. The Tunnel is a remarkable example of Canada’s pre-Confederation industrial heritage.

The restoration project that took place provides visitors with a glimpse into an era past. It includes a new paved concrete floor and state-of-the-art energy efficient lighting for safety and to highlight the Tunnel’s architecture and geology. You can walk through this remarkable tunnel and visit Brockville’s new Railway Tunnel Park in historic downtown Brockville at Armagh Sifton Price Park, directly south of City Hall at Water St.

Can You Escape The Freight?

The pressure is on in Escape Brockville, as up to six players are locked inside Brockville’s historic caboose with 45 minutes to work on challenging games and puzzles to unlock the door – or meet their fate. Beat the clock in Brockville by uncovering clues and even hidden compartments in an intriguing railway-themed atmosphere for the ultimate in unique real-life gaming. The caboose is located at the opening of the legendary Brockville Railway Tunnel, providing an authentic family-friendly experience along with a fun group challenge. Reservations for Escape Brockville are required – along with a sense of adventure!

Brockville Fall Farmer’s Market

Feast your eyes and fill your belly every Thursday and Saturday the Brockville Farmer’s Market on Market Street West from 8 a.m. to 1 p.m. This historic, down-home market has been bringing the community together for 185 seasons to feature a collection of traditional and organic produce, herbs, meats, honey, maple syrup, preserves, baked goods, and much more. From May to October there is an ever-changing selection of hand-crafted jewelry, furniture, textile products, quality cut flowers, perennials and annuals. Celebrate all things local in Brockville and area and connect with local producers and makers. This is the ultimate in farm to plate!

Brockville Speedway Races

If it’s fast-paced action you’re craving then the Brockville Speedway Races is the place to quell that racing bug. With races typically held every Saturday night and go-kart trials on Wednesday evenings, this 3/8 mile dirt track has been called the finest in the country. With grand-stand style seating and good views of the track from all angles, this friendly venue proves a winner time and again for families who feel the need for speed!

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