Brockville Travel Guide
Welcome to Brockville!
Brockville was the first incorporated community in Upper Canada and still retains buildings from that era. The town's museum, for example, dates from the 1800s, a period when the town was growing fast as a trade centre lying on both the Grand Trunk Railway and the St. Lawrence. Today the waterfront continues to be critical to the local economy. Opening on to the 1000 Islands region of the St. Lawrence, Brockville is a gateway to the myriad of islands boaters delight in exploring during the summer months. The cool clear waters are not only a relief for swimmers in the hot sun, but scuba divers find the region ideal for exploring local wrecks. The town also boasts a lively arts centre and a wealth of local produce at the farmers' market. Brockville is conveniently located on highway 401, just 110 km (68 mi) south of Ottawa and 340 km (211 mi) east of Toronto.
Focusing on local history, the Brockville Museum is partially housed in a stone house dating from 1824.