Up for some exploring? Drive 45 minutes west of the McIntosh Country Inn and discover the amazing sights of Brockville, Ontario.
Brockville, a historic waterfront town, is located in the centre of the 1000 Islands and the St. Lawrence Seaway. Come for an exciting day trip or pack your bags for a romantic getaway weekend…Brockville and its many attractions is a spot you must see!
Discover age-old shipwrecks while diving, meander around the waterfront by bicycle, or zip along on a high-speed tour boat cruise among the 1000 Islands. Learn about Brockville’s vibrant history, enjoy a night at the theatre, or check out the racetrack just northwest of the city. Pick and choose…there’s so much to see and do!
6 Exciting Things to do in Brockville
1000 Islands Cruises
Choose your perfect sight seeing adventure from one of the 1000 Islands & Seaway Cruises’ many touring options. Interested in something fast paced and exciting? Enjoy a high-speed tour on the “WildCat” at a blazing 70 km/hr! Or if you’re looking for something more traditional, check out the many sightseeing and dining cruises and other special events.
For more information, visit https://www.1000islandscruises.com/
Brockville Ontario Speedway
Take in some fast-paced excitement at the Brockville Ontario Speedway, a 3/8 mile dirt race track just northwest of Brockville. Established in 1969, the Brockville Ontario Speedway hosts major racing events like World of Outlaws Spring Car Series and Super DIRTcar Series.
Since its opening, the Track has also been running a weekly racing schedule for most summers. Interested in being one of the visitors cheering in the 2,000-seat capacity stands? Check out the following link for more information: http://brockvillespeedway.com/
Brockville Arts Centre
Built in 1858, the Brockville Arts Centre is known for being one of the best first-rate medium-sized historic theatres in Canada. Recently renovated, air-conditioned, and housing 700 seats, the Brockville Arts Centre hosts several touring performances during the year.
On your visit, be sure to pay attention to the stunning art work in the theatre’s lobby – it’s one of the area’s finest art galleries! For more information visit http://brockvilleartscentre.com/
Learn about Brockville’s fascinating history at the Brockville Museum. Hear the stories of Brockville’s waterfront factories and discover artifacts from the city’s past. Brockville used to be a center of industrialism – learn what was made there once upon a time.
Meander through the Carriage to Car display and learn about automobile manufacturing. Wonder at Dr. Williams’ Pink Pills for Pale People. Explore the dynamic panels that tell the stories of Brockville’s most famous and influential citizens. Don’t forget to stop by the Rail Story display and learn about the crucial role the railroad played in Brockville’s expansion.
For more information about Brockville Museum and its displays, visit http://www.brockvillemuseum.com/welcome
Discover Downtown Brockville by bicycle! Everything in the downtown-core is only a short cycle away. Don’t rush through by car – slow down and enjoy the fresh air and historic sites at your own pace. If you’re interested in more sightseeing, take in the gorgeous Brock Trails and marvel at the beauty of the waterfront views.
Downtown is a bustling busy place! Discover the many shops, restaurants, Aquarium, Canada’s First Railway Tunnel, and more. Check out the following link to learn more: https://www.downtownbrockville.com/
Scuba Diving in Brockville
Who would have guessed that Ontario has the best freshwater diving in the world? It’s absolutely true! The St. Lawrence River served as the primary shipping route between the Atlantic Ocean and the Great Lakes, and uniquely, shares a border with Canada and the USA. The riverbed is known for its shipwrecks, some dating back to the early 19th century.
Experience shore diving and find lost treasures like 18th century medicine bottles or a cannonball from the War of 1812! Uncover lost history in shipwrecks like the Sam Cooke (a three masted schooner), the Muscallonge (a wooden tugboat), and the John B. King (a 140 ft wooden drill scow). The waterway and its underwater treasures welcome adventurous divers of all levels, both experienced and beginner. Thankfully divers can expect warmer water than the usual average temperatures of Canadian chilly water.