Charming heritage homes and buildings, Canada’s First railway tunnel, and beautifully landscaped waterfront parks define Brockville’s contribution to the shores of the St. Lawrence River. Historical photo plaques describe early years when railways and industry dominated the waterfront. This is a great overnight stop for travellers, and particularly for campers. The St. Lawrence Park, run by the City, offers riverside camping right on the trail! The park is a 2 km walk from downtown where you’ll find a number of restaurants, pubs and patios. After dinner, stroll along the waterfront on the Brock Trail through Hardy Park and Blockhouse Island.
- Travelling towards Quebec (east) along King Street, it’s easy to miss the entrance to the stunning off-road trail that follows the water’s edge. Watch for Rotary Park on the north side of King Street. Just as you cross the bridge over Buell’s Creek, turn north on to Gilmour St. Turn to your left to find the trail that follows Buell’s Creek. Take the Trail south to get to the waterfront. Please note that this is popular trail, be sure to slow down to take in the views and share the trail responsibly.
The City is home to Canada’s first underwater sculpture park, located in Centeen Park. If you rather enjoy underwater treasures without diving, visit the Aquatarium.
Brockville is part of the Frontenac Arch Biosphere Reserve.