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Activities For The Whole Family

Don’t let the cooler weather slow you down, Brockville has tons of fun things for the entire family both indoor and out.  Start your trip at the Aquatarium, Brockville’s popular, interactive discovery center devoted to sharing the history, ecology and culture of the 1000 Islands. From there you can head out to Fulford Place Museum and see the home of a prominent wealthy Canadian family who made their fortune in the late 1800’s selling “Pink Pills for Pale People”. There are also tons of opportunities to go sledding, skating or cross-country skiing. 

  • 3.5hrs from
    Toronto
  • 1hr from
    Ottawa
  • 2hrs from
    Montreal
A Stroll Around Downtown
A Stroll Around Downtown
The Theatre Is Ready To Entertain
The Theatre Is Ready To Entertain
Aquatarium at Tall Ships Landing
Aquatarium at Tall Ships Landing
Natural Winter
Natural Winter
Wintery Fun At Rotary Park Rink
Wintery Fun At Rotary Park Rink

A Stroll Around Downtown

Just steps from the majestic St. Lawrence River and the famous Thousand Islands lies Downtown Brockville. Alive and vibrant with numerous shops, restaurants, beautiful architecture, a bustling art and culture scene as well as the 33,000 square foot marine Discovery Centre and Aquarium; the Aquatarium. Downtown Brockville blends unique history with intriguing artisan boutiques and modern shops and is a wonderful way to spend a day.

The Theatre Is Ready To Entertain

For those who enjoy the festive season, we have found the perfect way to celebrate the spirit of the holidays. Enjoy the Four Season Dance Academy’s Winter Showcase on December 20th. The talent will leave you feeling full to the brim with awe and amazement, and the beautiful and recently renovated centre itself will whisk you away from the moment you step inside! The winter season promises musical performances by The Stevie Ray Vaughan’s Experience and Abbamania Canada. Plus, the host of Family Feud Canada and star of award-winning sitcom, Gerry Dee! 

Aquatarium At Tall Ships Landing

The Aquatarium is an engaging, fun filled, educational and interactive center where visitors can explore the history of this region, all year round. This 27,000 square foot centre showcases the diverse waters and wildlife of the St. Lawrence River and 1000 Islands. Best of all, you and your kids will love it!

Community Days in the Aquatarium with the Brockville Farmer’s market. Enjoy free admission to the Aquatarium for three Saturdays in December (Dec 7, 14 & 21) while visiting the market stalls.

Natural Winter

Trails around Brockville become even more intriguing in winter! Identify animal tracks in the snow, enjoy the peacefulness of the woods in the winter and embrace the season by immersing yourself in nature. Mac Johnson Wildlife Area, at the north end of the city, is a winter-activity hot spot with almost a dozen kilometres of cross country ski trails, as well as an outdoor skating rink. On Saturdays in the winter, Mac Johnson features family skates – complete with hot chocolate served by local volunteers at the outdoor shelter.

MacIntosh Mills is another wintertime gem for cross country skiing and snowshoeing. The Triangle Ski Club of Brockville operates the trails which see children to experts enjoying more than 35 km of ski trails. There is even a heated clubhouse on site. Want to have some good old fashioned fun this winter? Head over to Laurier Hill in Brockville for a memorable tobogganing experience! One side of the hill caters to kids – the incline on the other side of hill may be more suitable for daredevils. Either way – winter fun awaits!

Wintery Fun At Rotary Park Rink

Lace-up and glide into winter on the Rotary Park Rink in Brockville that provides a covered ice surface from December through March. This free synthetic ice is popular with beginning skaters – and the entire community! With washrooms and a skate change hut, lots of parking and close proximity to the Brock Trail it’s the perfect place to spend an afternoon revelling in winter. Outdoor skating fun starts– grab your fam jam, besties or even join in a game of pick up. Specific activity times apply to this outdoor rink, and the city usually posts them weekly here.

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