Brockville Railway Tunnel
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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
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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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BALJEET SINGH
Mississauga, Canada1 contribution
Oct. 2022 • Couples
Great place to spend time with the family. Three hours from Toronto and about 2.5 from Montreal. Small town with good vibes. Nice walk around the water and the tunnel is awesome.
Written October 30, 2022
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Aardvark12339
Orangeville, Canada65 contributions
Oct. 2022
Better than it sounds/looks. Longish and lit with changing multicolour.Cool on a hot day and free. Worth an adult look and a must for kids and visitors.
Written October 23, 2022
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Brit C
Delta, British Columbia, Canada33 contributions
Oct. 2022 • Friends
I went with some ladies and it was fun. I loved the light and music shows. And the signs along the way explaining the history. It’s flat, easy walk but parts are wet so it can be slippery
Written October 12, 2022
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Elizabeth M
Wylie, TX92 contributions
Sep. 2022 • Couples
Canada's first railway tunnel, built in 1860 and 1753 feet long. Once several feet inside both ends the walls are rock. There are informational signs at various places as you walk through the tunnel which were interesting. The only negative is the constantly changing colored lights along the walls.
Written October 12, 2022
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Grumpyogre
Guelph, Canada152 contributions
Sep. 2022
I loved the information boards along the inside of the tunnel. It helped to really understand the huge undertaking at the time of construction. WARNING! - The tunnel floor is Extremely slippery in places.
Written September 28, 2022
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Kim B
2 contributions
Sep. 2022
Was an interesting walk with informative information. Very pretty . But the end came out into a construction site.
Written September 18, 2022
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happy_traveler_25254
48 contributions
Sep. 2022
This is an awesome free tunnel walk that you don't want to miss if you're in the area. The tunnel lights change color the whole time and are coordinated with music that really adds to the experience. The tunnel is cool and wet so you definitely want to have slip resistant shoes.
Written September 14, 2022
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Janet H
Worcester, UK523 contributions
Sep. 2022
Can bed damp underfoot due to water dropping from roof. (Notice board along route explains this). Really thrilled with the changing light colours as you walk along. Interpretation boards very informative. No charge to go through but there is a donation box at each end. Really enjoyable experience
Written September 12, 2022
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5000traveller
Ottawa, Canada527 contributions
Sep. 2022 • Couples
1/2 kilometer walk in canada' s first rail tunnel The temperature in tunnel was much cooler than exterior. It's dark and wet walking the tunnel. Very interesting with a light show and music.
Written September 10, 2022
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David L
5 contributions
Aug. 2022
It was great...a must to experience, if in Brockville. A little damp and cool so bring a small jacket.
Written August 27, 2022
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BROCKVILLE RAILWAY TUNNEL - 2022 What to Know BEFORE You Go

Frequently Asked Questions about Brockville Railway Tunnel

Brockville Railway Tunnel is open:
  • Sun - Sat 9:00 a.m. - 9:00 p.m.