The City of the 1000 Islands Welcomes You!

Brockville’s New England Styled Court House Square

Explore Canada's Oldest Railway Tunnel

A FREE historic Attraction located only a 200 metres from our Docks

Take in a Show at the Brockville Arts Centre

One of Eastern Ontario’s Premier Stages!

Your Kids will LOVE the Aquatarium!

An interactive Discovery Centre devoted to the 1000 Islands and St. Lawrence River

Ogle Ships from our Waterfront

Get the Marine Traffic App to view Ship Positions

Discover our Sunken Treasures

The St. Lawrence River offers some of the BEST Freshwater Diving in the World!

Take in a Festival or Event

Check out our Summer Long list of Festivals and Events!

Welcome to the ‘City of 1000 Islands’

 

The City of Brockville has long been known as ‘the City of the 1000 Islands’ steming from it’s long connection to this famed tourism region. In fact, cruises of the Thousand Islands originated in Brockville, at least on the Canadian side of the river, when Brockville was a major railway destination, before the popularity of the automobile.

Older residents of the City still reminisce of the days when buses lined the main street, delivering passengers to the famed Snider Boat Tours and King Street was lined with hotels and restaurants to service them. Back then, a cruise of the 1000 Islands was an all-day affair, consisting of 5 or 6 hours of cruising with a ‘Shore Lunch’, consisting of locally caught fresh fish, was served on one of the Islands.

Forward a century later; life is alot faster and most people don’t have a whole day to spend on the River. But, as the significance of ‘history and heritage’ gains traction over the ‘fast and furious’, Brockville has re-established it’s rightfull place amongst the Country’s premier tourism destinations.

Here in Brockville, we liken ourselves to Niagara-on-the-Lake; a quaint historic village amongst the complexity of Niagara Falls. Come, relax and enjoy the BEST of what the Thousand Islands has to offer.

Once the Millionaire’s Capital of Canada, much of that wealth is still apparent in the rich architecture strewn throughout the City. Stroll the shops in our historic Downtown and expore our distinctive, New England-styled Court House Square. Or, explore our publicly accessible waterfront along the Brockville Trail, connecting five of ths City’s waterfront parks.

Take in a cruise; delve in deeper with a visit to the Aquatarium; discover our rich industrial history with a walk through Canada’s First Railway Tunnel; revel in our rich river history with a visit to the Brockville or Fulford Place Museums then, settle in for dinner at one of our fine restaurants or pubs and a comfortable night’s sleep at a popular chain, boutique hotel or B&B.

Regardless of your taste or budget, we’ve got the experiences you’re looking for that will keep bringin you back to the City of the 1000 Islands!

Come and discover the spell of the mighty St. Lawrence River.