Brockville - Gateway to the 1000 Islands | Tall Ships Landing

Gateway to the 1000 Islands

The City of Brockville, at the heart of the St. Lawrence-Great Lakes waterways, is one of the most historic towns in Canada. With much of its original architectural charm still intact, it is a historic landmark in Eastern Ontario. Brockville, named after General Isaac Brock of The War of 1812 fame, lies along the magnificent St. Lawrence River just a stone's throw from the "American Side". For a century, Brockville was the economic heart of the region with commerce, shipping and boat building creating the energy needed to drive the local economy. Today, it is one of Ontario's best-kept secrets - a beautiful Victorian town with stunning vistas, peaceful parks and a 1000 islands at your doorstep.

Even with all its Victorian elegance, heritage architecture, tea rooms, and eclectic shops, Brockville is still well endowed with modern shopping centres and retail super stores. Living in Victorian elegance does not have to mean going back in time. Modern convenience is everywhere, from great shopping to theatres and access to the larger centres of Ontario. Even our marina is convenient - from your front door you can get happily lost by boat amid a 1000 Islands and thousands of breathtaking summer mansions. Brockville is also a cultural hotbed with theatre programs, festivals and heritage tours.

In the late 1800's the great entrepreneurs of the day chose the 1000 Islands as their respite from city life. It still works like that now, only the great cities are only a short trip away. Living in Brockville is like being a thousand miles from the pace and stress of major urban centres, surrounded by water, parkland, history and peace, yet you are a simple one hour drive to Ottawa and a morning's drive to Toronto. The best of all worlds.