BROCKVILLE . . . THE CITY OF THE 1000 ISLANDS
Famous for its historic charm and scenic beauty, Brockville offers all the amenities of a large city within a relaxed setting. At the Brockville Museum, you’ll find the city’s past preserved in fascinating exhibits and artifacts. Visit the Brockville Railway Tunnel - Canada’s first underground railway tunnel at Armagh Sifton Park.
Fulford Place, a National Historic site, is one of Brockville’s most prized treasures. The city pays homage to the arts at the Brockville Arts Centre and Summer Theatre. And, just north of Brockville in the Village of Athens, visitors can enjoy over a dozen large murals depicting village life.
At Blockhouse Island come aboard the 1000 Islands and Seaway Cruises and enjoy sightseeing or dinner cruises in the 1000 Islands. Cruises are available from May through to late October. Life on the river is celebrated in early July at Riverfest, a 5-day festival featuring daily entertainment on the waterfront. And if you enjoy walking, the new inter-city boardwalk will amaze you. The path leads along the waterfront and back through the interior parts of the community. Sunday evening concerts are provided at Hardy Park throughout the summer.
There’s lots to see under the water too . . . Scuba Diving is the new rage in Brockville. Numerous diving charters are available, catering to experiences and novices alike.
For fast-paced excitement, the Brockville Ontario Speedway is located just outside the city. Races start at 7:30 each Friday night from May to September, with go-cart races on Wednesday nights.
Golf is also a popular past time in Brockville with a variety of courses with relaxing scenery and degrees of difficulty to appeal to any player. There are more than a dozen courses within a short drive of Brockville and 35 courses within 45 minutes of the city. It is advisable to call ahead for tee-off times.
For more information contact the City of Brockville at 1-888-251-7676 or 1-613-342-8772 ext. 430. Email at firstname.lastname@example.org or visit the website at www.brockville.com