Charming heritage homes and buildings, Canada's First railway tunnel, and beautifully landscaped waterfront parks define Brockville's contribution to the shores of the St. Lawrence River. Historical photo plaques describe early years when railways and industry dominated the waterfront.
- Crossing the St. Lawrence Parkway to Butternut Bay Rd requires caution.
- Butternut Bay Rd. is a busy service road with little to no shoulders. Caution required.
- King St. is a narrow downtown street with parking on both sides.
- Travelling towards Quebec (east) along King Street, it's easy to miss the entrance to the stunning off-road trail that follows the water's edge. Watch for Rotary Park on the north side of King Street. Just as you cross the bridge over Buell's Creek, turn north on to Gilmour St. Turn to your left to find the trail that follows Buell's Creek. Take the Trail south to get to the waterfront.
Brockville is part of the Frontenac Arch Biosphere Reserve:
Resources, Local Maps and Connecting Trails
The Great Waterways suggested tour of the 1000 Islands starts in Brockville. Download a turn by turn cue sheet as well as maps and information from their website here:
- Brock Trail - starts at the Brockville Railway Tunnel and continues for 6km running along Buell's Creek. The waterfront portion of the Brock Trail is designated as the Lake Ontario Waterfront Trail.
26 kms to the Prescott-Ogdensburg International Bridge with connections on the US side to the Seaway Trail and to Adirondack Park.