Explore the 1000 Islands Region like never before!
Situated at the eastern gateway to this famed tourism region, Brockville truly is the “City of the 1000 Islands”. Get up close to the islands on a traditional or high-speed adventure cruise or delve into the island’s stories a little deeper with a visit to the Aquatarium; Brockville’s new interactive discovery center devoted to the history, culture and ecology of the region.
Ogle ships from around the world plying the St. Lawrence Seaway channel from one of five waterfront parks or explore Brockville’s many historical treasures with a visit to the Brockville Museum, Fulford Place, Canada’s First Railway Tunnel, or on a stroll through the historic Downtown Brockville where you’ll discover an abundance of architectural treasures of this one-time Millionaire’s capital of Canada.
Come and visit Brockville, but be warned; once you discover the city’s charm and succumb to its hospitality, you will want to stay longer! Brockville and 1000 Islands Tourism is open year round to help you make your visit memorable.
This 27 000 sq. ft. interactive, learning and discovery center is located at the foot of the Tall Ships Landing and at the base of Broad Street in the heart of Brockville. At the Aquatarium, a variety of interactive adventures and experiences inspire critical thinking through storytelling and play while cultivating an appreciation of the unique history, culture and ecosystems of the 1000 Islands region. Spark your imagination with a visit to the Aquatarium!
1000 Islands & Seaway Cruises: Boat Cruising in the World Famous 1000 Islands
Of course, no visit to Brockville would be complete without a cruise of the world famous 1000 Islands. Departing from Block House Island in the City’s historic downtown, 1000 Islands & Seaway Cruises operates a fleet of boats offering a close-up view of the Islands. Choose from a variety of traditional Sightseeing, Dining and Entertainment cruises or get your motor running aboard the Islands’ only high-speed passenger boat, the ‘WildCat’ – safe, family fun, soft adventure for all ages.
Brockville Arts Centre: World Class Venue – World Class Entertainment
Treat yourself to a show in one of Canada’s finest heritage theatres. The Brockville Arts Centre presents a wide variety of top quality live entertainment year round. The 710 seat theatre is located in historic downtown Brockville. This popular venue is well known for its friendly staff, big stage, comfortable seating, state of the art sound system and exceptional acoustics. The lobby gallery showcases some of the regions finest artists and exhibitions.
Downtown Brockville: Unique Shopping Minutes from the Harbour
Do some shopping in one or all of our fabulous boutiques, antique shops or art galleries along King Street. Brockville offers several excellent dining options in the community including several choices in the downtown. Visitors stopping by Brockville have plenty of interesting sites to see including eastern Ontario’s newest attraction the Aquatarium.