Island Breakfast is less than a month away, and we know some of you will be wanting to plan out your weekend accordingly! For those of you who are attending the breakfast on Saturday, we have a full weekend itinerary from Friday evening to Sunday afternoon layed out to make for an action packed weekend! If you are not attending the breakfast on Saturday, the itinerary still gives an awesome overview of things to do in Brockville and area, that will make you want to stay for awhile! To purchase Island Breakfast tickets, stop in at our office located at 10 Market St. West in Brockville, or give us a call to purchase tickets over the phone at 613-342-4357.
Friday June 22:
6:00 pm – Arrive in Brockville and check in at one of our many accommodations
6:15pm – Head out to the 1000 Islands Tower on Hill Island via the 401-West
7:00pm – 9:00pm – Enjoy a three-course dinner on top of the 1000 Islands Tower which includes appetizers, meat fondue, and dessert! This event runs rain or shine and costs $40.00+HST, which includes tower admission, 3 course meal, soft drinks and coffee.
9:30pm – Return to your accommodations and get some sleep. You have an early morning tomorrow!
Saturday June 23:
7:30am – 9:00am: Wake up and get dressed. Don’t forget to bring your Island Breakfast tickets with you as you head over to St Lawrence Park and board one of our many boats that will take you to Refugee Island.
8:00am-10:00am: Enjoy a breakfast served by volunteers on Refugee Island. Make sure to try our local ingredients, such as the eggs from Burnbrae farms, the strawberries from Tincap farm, and the maple syrup from Gibbons Family Farm! Don’t leave the island without checking out our entertainment!
10:00am – Return to downtown Brockville and help your body digest your big breakfast by walking along the Brock Trail. This waterfront trail provides you with beautiful scenery while taking you past various historical points in the city, which are marked with plaques. Make sure to leave time to visit Canada’s first railway tunnel, which is right here in Brockville! Newly renovated and re-opened, the tunnel is about 500 metres and continues north into the city. It is complete with a light and sound system and informative plaques that will teach you more about the tunnel and its history.
12:00pm – 1:00pm – Try your hand at “escaping the freight”. The train car at the tunnel’s south entrance has been transformed into an escape room! For 25$ a person, you can try out one of Brockville’s newest activities!
1:00pm – 2:00pm – After having worked yourself physically and mentally, it is time to refuel! Take the short walk up to King Street and visit one of our many restaurants and cafes for some lunch!
2:00pm – 3:30pm – After lunch, head over to one or more of our museums or discovery centres to learn more about Brockville and area. If you are interested in a wider range of topics, the Brockville Museum is chock-full of information and interesting exhibits which will provide you with a new appreciation for our beautiful city. If you are interested in seeing how the ‘one percent’ lived their lives, be sure to visit Fulford Place, Senator George T. Fulford’s mansion which was built in 1901. Be sure to ask for the guided tour so you can learn about Fulford’s “Pink Pills for Pale People” and the tragedies that befell the family. If you are more interested in river life and the Thousand Islands, the Aquatarium is a must visit! An interactive, multi-storied building, the Aquatarium combines technology, animals, and other interactive exhibits to ensure that the whole family is enthralled while learning in a fun environment!
If you are looking to be active while spending time outdoors, a cycle tour with Thousand Islands Bicycle Co. should be on your list of things to do! Tours start at 1:30pm (and 9:30am) in Brockville, touring the historic city and gorgeous waterfront areas.
3:30pm – 5:00pm: See the Thousand Islands in their entire splendor on an hour-and-a-half long cruise of the Brock group of islands. With bilingual commentary and the choice between an open upper deck and an enclosed lower deck, it can’t get any better than a Thousand Islands Cruise!
5:00pm – 7:30pm – Return to your accommodations, change, and grab dinner at one of our many restaurants.
7:30pm – 10:00pm – Head to the Brockville Arts Centre and delight yourself in “Brass Transit – an evening of the band Chicago’s greatest hits”!
10:00pm – Head back to your accommodations and get a good night’s rest!
Sunday June 24
9:00am – 10:00am – Sleep in a little bit and have a hearty breakfast! You leave for home soon, but you’ve got just enough time to pack in a few more fun activities!
10:00am – 12:00pm – Visit the DIVE shop and get up close and personal with the St Lawrence River with canoe, paddleboard or kayak rentals!
12:00pm – Return your watercraft of choice and quickly change into dry clothes if you’ve gotten wet. Next stop is Skywood!
1:00pm – 4:00pm – Go from the river to the sky with a visit to Skywood Eco Adventure! Be sure to call ahead to ensure availability, but you could soon be climbing and zipping high above the ground!
4:00pm – Head back home full of good memories of Brockville and area. You will be sad to leave, but the sooner you head home, the sooner you can start planning your return trip!
By: Tourism Ambassador, Laura.