Are you looking to see everything Brockville has to offer or aren’t visiting for long? Are you in search of eye-opening history and vibrant views? Look no further than Thousand Islands Bicycle Co. to tour Brockville’s historic and beautiful downtown. Their friendly and informative guides will take you throughout the scenic downtown area, allowing you to learn more about Brockville while enjoying fresh air and exercise.
The tour kicks off at the newly restored Brockville Railway Tunnel, which is the first railway tunnel in Canada. You will continue along the stunning waterfront, while receiving plenty of information about Brockville’s history from your guide. You follow the route until you reach Fulford Place, the former home of George Fulford, who created the infamous ‘Pink Pills for Pale People.’ This stop is full of interesting facts, so you Historians will need to listen up! After viewing Fulford Places’ grand exterior and its gardens, you will head back through Brockville along King Street. This street is full of shops, boutiques, cafes and restaurants, and we guess you will be finding your way back to these after your ride!
Next you will connect with the Brock Trail, a 7km pathway that runs along Brockville’s downtown, and follows Buell’s Creek north from the waterfront. This pathway takes you through many of the parks found in Brockville, including Hardy Park and Rotary Park. The last stop on the tour is the Brockville Museum, where you will have the ability to continue to explore Brockville’s incredible past. This stop will give you information on the history of the city, the river and even some of the rich who once resided in Brockville. On top of these stops, even more will be made along the way, but that’s a surprise for you to find out!
Thousand Islands Bicycle Co. bicycle tours are the perfect activity if you’re interested in doing some sight-seeing, while also learning more about the rich history of Brockville. You will get to explore Brockville’s historic downtown area, allowing you to enjoy the waterfront and learn something new about the city. The tours are great for anyone, as they encourage you to be active at a relaxing pace, and they also rent bikes for those you want to do exploring on your own! Thousand Islands Bicycle Co. supplies the bikes, and helmets, so all you need to do is bring your sunscreen, water, and active clothes!
Tours are also offered in Gananoque and along the 1000 Islands Parkway.
To book your tour, click here!
Written by: Tourism Ambassador, Justin
Photos by: Kendra Lorimer, and Thousand Islands Bicycle Co.