As the first town to be incorporated in Ontario, Brockville has a rich history. It’s home to Canada’s first railway tunnel and has a storied maritime past due to its position on the St. Lawrence River. The “city of the 1000 Islands” provides some of the best opportunities to dive among shipwrecks and explore the islands by boat or kayak.

Explore the various shops, restaurants and cafes, interesting museums including the Aquatarium at Tall Ships Landing and find fantastic Instagrammable spots in Brockville’s walkable downtown.

Map of Brockville

Where is Brockville?

Brockville is located about an hour’s drive south of Ottawa, an hour east of Kingston and 3.5 hours east of the Greater Toronto Area. The city sits on the shore of the St. Lawrence River, directly across from the United States between two border crossings—the Thousand Islands Bridge and Ogdensburg Port of Entry.

Brockville is accessible via Highway 2 and Highway 401 and can also be reached by car or VIA Rail.

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Things to do in Brockville

Enjoy a brew and a meal

Located in a historic building from the 1800s, the taphouse at 1000 Islands Brewing Company serves up beers crafted on-site alongside a menu of comfort foods.

Book a boat cruise

Choose from different types of cruises offered by 1000 Islands and Seaway Cruise that range from sightseeing, special events, speed adventure or dinner cruise.

Discover Brockville’s history

Step back in time at the Fulford Place Museum, an Edwardian mansion decorated as it appeared in 1901 or explore the historical exhibits at the Brockville Museum.

Relax at the waterfront

Stroll down to Hardy Park and enjoy the view of both the river and the boats coming and going from Tall Ships Landing. Stop in for a bite at one of two on-site restaurants.

Shop downtown Brockville

Browse the quaint shops, pubs, cafes, and restaurants of downtown Brockville.

Walk or cycle a trail

Explore the Brock Trail, a seven-kilometre walking and cycling path that starts at Brockville’s waterfront and travels through Canada’s First Railway Tunnel.

Points of interest

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Last updated: June 5, 2024

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