Brockville Railway Tunnel

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Brockville Railway Tunnel

Brockville Railway Tunnel
4.5
Historic Sites • Points of Interest & Landmarks
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As of October 11th, 2021, THE TUNNEL IS CLOSED UNTIL SPRING 2022. Like us on Facebook and follow us on Instagram for the most current information (EG: possible Christmas open??), 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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Scott S
Ajax, Canada133 contributions
Worth getting off the 401 for
Oct. 2021
On our way to Montreal, great for a break on the way.
We exited from the 401, went south and it is marked in the downtown.
It's damp, you might get a bit wet, and it is a bit slippery as well.
Along with the lights there is history along the walk.
This takes about 15 minutes one way.
Written October 5, 2021
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Helloimamac
Toronto, Canada75 contributions
Nice short walk. Unexpected.
Sep. 2021
Nicely restored as a public space with lighting and sound. Plaques along the way describe how the tunnel was constructed.
Written October 1, 2021
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Fisheagle2513
Scarborough243 contributions
Cool and very impressive!
Sep. 2021 • Couples
Luckily the owner of the restaurant we went to told us about it. We visited it late in the afternoon, and it was really a fun interesting experience. The info boards are well presented and we learned a lot about the building and history of the tunnel. The sound and especially the lighting made it really come alive. It was a magical little journey! We loved it! Bravo, Brockville!
Written September 22, 2021
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SuzukiWB
Wasaga Beach, Canada237 contributions
Hidden gem attraction
Aug. 2021
What's not to like? A cool experience, literally and figuratively.

First it is free, but donations can be made at a drop box.

Second, the light show is a neat experience.

Third, if you really think of its origin and use it is very educational.

Fourth, there are signs giving you the background.

A very good funusual activity.
Written September 15, 2021
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Thanks for visiting and the five star review. :)
Written September 17, 2021
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K L
3 contributions
Railway tunnel
Sep. 2021 • Couples
Was wwaaayyyy better then what I was expecting!! Would suggest everyone must see! Light show was amazing and very interesting piece of history
Written September 14, 2021
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Thanks for visiting and the five star review. :)
Written September 17, 2021
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Maria D
Montreal, Canada78 contributions
An unexpected gem
Sep. 2021
This is a must if you visit Brockville. It takes 20 mins to go from one side to the other one. Masks are required and there is a free activity.
Written September 14, 2021
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Thanks for visiting and the five star review. :)
Written September 17, 2021
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Jamaican_Canadian
Ajax, Canada210 contributions
Cave Like Experience
Sep. 2021
We walked through the tunnel and it was wonderful with the lights changing and reminded me of walking through a cave. There is water coming down on the walls.
Wear sturdy shoes, have a rain jacket if you don't want drops of water on you.
This is a great place fo take pictures.
Written September 9, 2021
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Thanks for visiting and the five star review. :)
Written September 17, 2021
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Tan
3 contributions
Neat.
Aug. 2021
A quick fun detour from the walk by the water; interesting signs to read about the tunnel history inside, and neat lighting. Fun!
Written September 3, 2021
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Thanks for visiting and the five star review :)
Written September 4, 2021
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TaraC2013
Ottawa, Canada29 contributions
Very Cool!
Sep. 2021 • Family
Stopped in here while we were in Brockville - very cool! It doesn’t take up a ton of time, but it’s definitely worth popping in if in the area!
Fun for kids!
Written September 2, 2021
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Thanks for visiting and the five star review :)
Written September 4, 2021
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Jennie S
9 contributions
Nice historic walk
Aug. 2021
This is a nice short walk which takes about 20 min. with information boards about the first railway tunnel in Canada.
Written August 31, 2021
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Thanks for visiting and the four star review :)
Written September 4, 2021
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Frequently Asked Questions about Brockville Railway Tunnel

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