Brockville Railway Tunnel
Brockville Railway Tunnel
4.5
Historic SitesPoints of Interest & Landmarks
9:00 AM - 9:00 PM
Monday
9:00 AM - 9:00 PM
Tuesday
9:00 AM - 9:00 PM
Wednesday
9:00 AM - 9:00 PM
Thursday
9:00 AM - 9:00 PM
Friday
9:00 AM - 9:00 PM
Saturday
9:00 AM - 9:00 PM
Sunday
9:00 AM - 9:00 PM
About
The tunnel is now open 7 days a week, from 9am-9pm. Like us on Facebook and follow us on Instagram for the most current information, contests and pictures. Admission is free but please look for our RED DONATION BINS. Key features of the Tunnel restoration include a paved concrete floor, a music program and state-of-the-art energy efficient lighting for safety and to highlight the Tunnel’s architecture and geology. Canada's First Railway Tunnel was completed in 1860 for the Brockville and Ottawa Railway and later owned by the CP Railway until being acquired by the City of Brockville in 1983. The Tunnel is a remarkable example of Canada’s pre-Confederation industrial heritage that has been repurposed for the benefit of recreation, tourism and economic development. . * Daily Access may be limited due to private rentals. Please check our website before you travel.
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  • Mserita
    Toronto, Canada2 contributions
    Experience is now watered down
    We visited a couple years ago and it was absolutely amazing back then. However when we visited again this week, half the lights weren’t working, music wasn’t playing etc. The experience was much less exciting than it used to be and I can’t really say I will keep this as a pit stop again in the future for our Quebec road trips
    Visited July 2023
    Travelled with family
    Written July 26, 2023
  • Roch65
    Ottawa, Canada137 contributions
    Canada's oldest railway tunnel
    This summer we returned to the Brockville Railway Tunnel, which is Canada's oldest railway tunnel. We always enjoy walking through the tunnel, listening to the music and watching the light show. Admission is free.
    Visited July 2023
    Travelled as a couple
    Written August 4, 2023
  • Lesley C
    2 contributions
    Things have slipped in the Brockville Tunnel.
    We agree completely with Serita M., Toronto, Canada. The Tunnel was so exciting a few years ago but the experience this time was very disappointing. Many of the lights weren’t working, there were only a couple of tunnel-long waves of colour flashing through and music wasn’t playing most of the time. We had visitors from Europe and I don’t think we will bother taking them or others again.
    Visited August 2023
    Travelled with family
    Written August 13, 2023
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John B
1 contribution
Oct. 2023 • Family
Tunnel of terror was terrible, I felt my mo ey was stolen from me, this experience was really disappointing
Written October 26, 2023
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Chronicles L
2 contributions
Sep. 2023 • Family
Stroller friendly. Super nice. Definitely a little wet but nothing too bad. Just watch out if it gets slippery.
Written September 7, 2023
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Paula P
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Aug. 2023 • Couples
AMAZING...you will not be disappointed. I had to talk my husband into going, but he LOVED it. We walked through the whole tunnel. You might get a few drops of water on you, but it is something you will not regret doing.
Written September 6, 2023
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Margaret S
Kingston5 contributions
Aug. 2023 • Family
Excellent activity for a 7 year old
Rainy day activity…cool ride for kids
Very good reconstruction of tunnel
Train driver fun
Written September 2, 2023
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RRGUY9
Confluence, PA97 contributions
Aug. 2023 • Couples
Really fun walk through an old railroad tunnel. There is a cute train ride available too. There were dozens of people of all ages walking in the tunnel on a Friday afternoon. Everyone appeared to be having a great time. Takes less than an hour to walk a round trip. There's a continuous light show with music running but the music was not at an excessive level and the lights were not annoying or overly bright. The only downside we had was a crazy internet influencer making a fool of herself and blocking people while her male friend filmed her.
Written August 27, 2023
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Onedone
Ontario82 contributions
Aug. 2023 • Couples
There is a reason why this is the number one attraction for Brockville. Historic railway tunnel that now serves as a walking path under the city. Take the time to read the plaques as you walk the length.
Written August 22, 2023
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Lesley C
2 contributions
Aug. 2023 • Family
We agree completely with Serita M.,
Toronto, Canada. The Tunnel was so exciting a few years ago but the experience this time was very disappointing. Many of the lights weren’t working, there were only a couple of tunnel-long waves of colour flashing through and music wasn’t playing most of the time. We had visitors from Europe and I don’t think we will bother taking them or others again.
Written August 13, 2023
This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of Tripadvisor LLC. Tripadvisor performs checks on reviews as part of our industry-leading trust & safety standards. Read our transparency report to learn more.

Roch65
Ottawa, Canada137 contributions
Jul. 2023 • Couples
This summer we returned to the Brockville Railway Tunnel, which is Canada's oldest railway tunnel. We always enjoy walking through the tunnel, listening to the music and watching the light show. Admission is free.
Written August 4, 2023
This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of Tripadvisor LLC. Tripadvisor performs checks on reviews as part of our industry-leading trust & safety standards. Read our transparency report to learn more.

Jess L
Montreal, Canada13 contributions
Jul. 2023 • Family
Historical site that comes alive with informative panels, light & sound effects. Pleasantly cool on a hot day. We began at the south end, enjoyed a lovely walk back through residential area & downtown.
Written July 29, 2023
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Mserita
Toronto, Canada2 contributions
Jul. 2023 • Family
We visited a couple years ago and it was absolutely amazing back then. However when we visited again this week, half the lights weren’t working, music wasn’t playing etc. The experience was much less exciting than it used to be and I can’t really say I will keep this as a pit stop again in the future for our Quebec road trips
Written July 26, 2023
This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of Tripadvisor LLC. Tripadvisor performs checks on reviews as part of our industry-leading trust & safety standards. Read our transparency report to learn more.

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