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Activities For The Whole Family

Looking for things to do that will make your family vacation memorable? 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. 

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
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    Ottawa
  • 2hrs from
    Montreal
Dive Into A Whole New World
Dive Into A Whole New World
Cruising Is A Must-See And Do
Cruising Is A Must-See And Do
Aquatarium at Tall Ships Landing
Aquatarium at Tall Ships Landing
Canada’s First Railway Tunnel
Canada’s First Railway Tunnel
The Theatre Is Ready To Entertain
The Theatre Is Ready To Entertain

 Dive Into A Whole New World

 Brockville and the surrounding areas are a prime scuba-diving attraction in fact many say it has some of the best diving in the world. Here you’ll find one of the largest fresh-water lakes with great visibility that ranges from 30-100 feet, and bottom temps typically being 39-41 degrees Fahrenheit. This combined with a history of violent storms and as being a major shipping route in the early 1900’s has made for some of the best wreck diving in the world.

This area offers out of ordinary opportunity to explore dozens of historic and archaeologically rich underwater sites, many of the century-old shipwrecks. A quick list of those to check out include: Muscallonge, Robert Gaskin, John B. King, Lillie Parsons, Henry C Daryaw, America, The Keystorm, Kinghorn, Roy A. Jodrey, A.E. Vickery, The George A. Marsh, The George T. Davie, The Wolfe Islander, The Munson, The Comet,Olive Branch, City of Sheboygan, Katie Eccles, Kingston Trimix Wrecks, and The Funnel

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.

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!

 

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.

The Theatre Is Ready To Entertain

Much of the original building still stands from when it was originally built in 1858. And it’s been through quite a lot – surviving two World Wars, the Great Depression and a catastrophic fire. Today, the Brockville Arts Centre lives up to its reputation as an arts hub and one of the finest medium-sized theatres in Canada. Each season, the Arts Centre offers a diverse line-up of musicals and plays put on by local theatre companies and companies from across the country.

 

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