On the northern bank of the St. Lawrence River, around an hour by car from Canada’s capital, is Brockville, the “City of the 1000 Islands.” One of the oldest European settlements in Ontario, it is known as the birthplace of the Canadian flag. The area along the Brockville River is an important place for the indigenous Iroquoians who originally inhabited the area.

Today Brockville is a fascinating city filled with historical artifacts and surrounded by natural beauty. The city is the most populous area in the 1000 Islands. Many who pass through the city use it as a launching pad to explore the St. Lawrence River National Park. Boating and diving are major attractions in the area.Embark on a charter cruise of the river or sign up for a tour to visit some of the world’s most prized fresh water wreck diving sites.

Stroll around Brockville’s scenic downtown precinct to discover its historical and cultural attractions. Stop at Fulford Place to see historic architecture and a museum of carefully preserved items from Canada’s early days as a country. The nearby Brockville Museum is a great place to learn about the local past.

While winters in Ontario are notoriously chilly, they are offset by long and warm summers. Enjoy a meal of freshly caught fish from the St. Lawrence River at a restaurant in the heart of downtown before taking a long riverside stroll along one of Brockville’s many walking trails.

Reach Brockville by car or bus from Ontario. Once you arrive you’ll find accommodation ranging from humble motels to luxury waterfront apartments in the downtown area. Some camping is available in the national park. Navigating the city is simple on foot. Buses run on convenient routes throughout the day.

Known for

Marina, Port and Boating

Top hotels in Brockville

Estimated price for 1 night / 2 adults
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Holiday Inn Express Hotel & Suites Brockville
2.5 out of 5
7815 Kent Blvd, Brockville
C$111/night
Aug 11 - Aug 12
4.2/5Excellent! (427 reviews)

"Did not realize the amount of noise from the highway would be so loud. I didnt see that in any of the reviews but it really makes it hard to sleep. Obviously a problem with other guest as they supply ear plugs on the night stand. Would not recommend this hotel for that reason alone."…"

Reviewed on 19 Jul. 2019

Holiday Inn Express Hotel & Suites Brockville
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Days Inn by Wyndham Brockville
2.5 out of 5
160 Stewart Blvd, Brockville
C$106/night
Aug 9 - Aug 10
3.3/5 (726 reviews)

"Everything was good about hotel we only stayed one night and were only there for sleep"…"

Reviewed on 22 Jul. 2019

Days Inn by Wyndham Brockville
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Travelodge by Wyndham Brockville
2 out of 5
7789 Kent Blvd, Brockville
C$81/night
Aug 11 - Aug 12
3.5/5Good! (693 reviews)

"The floor in our room was very dirty! It had not been washed in quite some time."…"

Reviewed on 18 Jul. 2019

Travelodge by Wyndham Brockville

Top activities in Brockville

1000 ISLANDS CRUISE & UPPER CANADA VILLAGE DAY TOUR
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1000 ISLANDS CRUISE & UPPER CANADA VILLAGE DAY TOUR

C$169

Journey back to 18th Century in the Upper Canada village: the original old cottage, water-powered wood plant, a steam-driven Mills, bakeries, spinning weaving, blacksmith, cobbler shop, and more.