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Brockville Visitor’s Guide: Things to Do

Brockville is by far one of Canada’s most diverse travel destinations, boasting numerous exciting activities and mesmerizing views of Eastern Ontario’s waterfront. This city is often referred to as the city of 1000 islands, given its position along the stunning St. Lawrence River.

With plenty of activities to choose from and the March break coming up, we have narrowed down a few of our favourite things to do in downtown Brockville. Continue reading for a list of Brockville’s very popular offerings.

Things to Do in Downtown Brockville

See a live performance

Brockville is one of the most culturally-rich regions in Ontario, boasting a lively art scene that draws in thousands of visitors every year. Visitors can head to the historic Brockville Arts Centre and enjoy one of the city’s highly anticipated plays or musical concerts.

Visit the Aquatarium

If you want to do something informative that’s also fun for the whole family, taking a trip to Brockville’s Aquatarium is ideal. You’ll be able to catch a glimpse of all the different types of fish found in the St. Lawrence River and get a diver’s eye view of a real shipwreck. There’s also a biosphere where you can learn all about the different plants and animals in the area. Those in need of some activities for the March break will be delighted to learn that the Aquatarium runs a fun-filled kids camp!

Visit Museums and Shop collectibles

Brockville is at the heart of Ontario’s history, proudly displaying 19th-century architecture and offering tours of historical sites such as the Fulford Place, a magnificent 20,000-square-foot mansion built in 1899-1901.  Senator George Taylor Fulford made millions of dollars from "Pink Pills for Pale People" – a patent medicine he manufactured in Brockville and sold around the world. There is no better way to dive into the past than by picking up a few precious collectible items or antiques from the several antique and thrift shops in downtown Brockville.

March Break Skating at Rotary Park

During the March break, why not step out onto the ice? Outdoor skating at Brockville’s Rotary Park can make a great activity. Whether you want to visit the rink with your partner or the whole family, there’s enough fun to be had for everyone. During March break, the rink will be open from March 16-20, from 1-2:20 p.m.; the best part is it only costs $2.50 per person.

Spring into Flavour in Downtown Brockville

The perfect pairing isn't just limited to food and wine...this year's Spring Into Flavour is celebrating pairings of all sorts, from coffee and snacks to brewery favourites and delicious meals. Downtown Brockville invites you to their coffee shops, breweries, and more as you discover what your perfect pairings are!  Join us from March 19-30 for Spring into Flavour!

Downtown Brockville

Downtown Brockville offers countless things to do, and our team is here to help you discover this beautiful city! Visit our website today to learn more about Brockville’s upcoming events, book a bus tour or view accommodation options within the city.

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