Tall Ships Brockville

Information about the Brockville Tall Ships Festival that happens every 3 years, and the Big River Festival which is on every summer

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Discover our Packaged Experiences

We have created a number of experiences to accompany your visit to Brockville for the 2022 Tall Ships Festival. Each one includes your Festival Passport and tickets to a nearby attraction or experience. Check back as we add more opportunities.

Festival Passport + Aquatarium Admission (admission valid between June 24-26, 2022).

The Aquatarium is an interactive discovery centre featuring exhibits on the wildlife, history, and splendor of the 1000 Islands and St. Lawrence River. They are located right next to the festival grounds, inside the Tall Ships Landing building (the tallest building at the waterfront) and right beside where the Fair Jeanne will be berthed during the festival.

Package Cost: $27 for adults, $25 for children (ages 4-15). Click here to purchase this package.

Festival Passport + Brockville Museum Self-Guided History and Architectural Tour of Brockville & admission.

The Brockville Museum focuses on anything and everything “Brockville”. History is made every minute, evidenced by the exhibits that feature Brockville’s past and present. Stop by the museum to learn more about Brockville’s river history and more. Their newly printed “History and Architectural Tour of Brockville” included in this package will let you explore the area on foot and learn more about the history of the beautiful buildings that you will see downtown and near to the tall ships festival site.

Package Cost: $25 per person.  Click here to purchase this package.

Festival Passport + 1000 Islands & Seaway Cruises “Jewels of the St. Lawrence” 90 minute cruise of the 1000 Islands.

Local 1000 Islands & Seaway Cruises offer cruises departing right from the tall ships festival grounds. The 90 minute “Jewels of the St. Lawrence Cruise” will give you a close up look at Brockville’s waterfront from the river, tell you the history and tales of the 1000 Islands, and take you through the Brockville narrows to see some of the islands found in the famous 1000 Islands region and a chance to see some of the homes and cottages built on the waterfront and on some of the islands themselves.

Package Cost: $48.59 per person.

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Find more to do:

Visit the Brockville & 1000 Islands Tourism website for more information on area attractions, and check out their event calendar for other special events happening while you will be in the city. You can also download (or request a copy in the mail) of their annual Brockville & 1000 Islands Visitor Guide. Below we have outlined even more experiences for you to try out while you are here for our festival. Don’t forget to book your hotel early if you plan to stay overnight – accommodations tend to book up quickly for our popular festival.

There are lot of other great things for you to do while you are visiting Brockville during the festival weekend, and if you haven’t been to Brockville in the last few years there are tons of new attractions to check out!

Discover what is Nearby:

Downtown Brockville

Don’t forget to explore the many restaurants and retailers you can find just steps from the festival grounds in downtown Brockville.


The Brockville Railway Tunnel

Brockville is home to Canada’s First Railway Tunnel which underwent a massive restoration and was reopened to the public in 2017. This unique piece of history accompanied by a music and light show is quickly becoming one of the top attractions in Ontario on TripAdvisor.

Free admission, donations are welcomed.


The Aquatarium

Experience life in the 1000 islands at the Aquatarium. Participate in hands-on interactive exhibits; see replica ships found in the St. Lawrence River; see many species of fish and animals, such as otters, native to the St. Lawrence River; test out their green screen adventure and salt water touch tank.


The Brockville Arts Centre

Extend your stay and enjoy their live entertainment on the Thursday before our festival begins.


The Brockville Museum

Stop by the Brockville Museum, just steps from the main festival grounds, to learn more about Brockville rich waterfront history. Select guided tours available in the summer months, and self-guided tour books will be available for advance purchase as a package when you buy your festival tickets (online).


Brockville Farmers’ Market

Make sure to visit the many vendors along Market Street West during the festival (located between the festival shuttle drop off on King Street and the main festival entrance on Blockhouse Island) for fresh veggies, unique crafts, kombucha, cut flowers, iced coffee and other sweet and savory treats. The Farmers’ Market will be set up on Market Street West on the Friday and Saturday of the festival.


1000 Islands Cruises

Enjoy the river at its best by booking a 1000 islands cruise with 1000 Islands & Seaway Cruises.


Skedaddle Escape Rooms

Just steps from the festival grounds you will find Skedaddle Escape Rooms. With rooms for 2+ players, they have multiple rooms and themes to discover and try to escape.


Find more nearby:

Fulford Place Museum

Discover the story of Senator George T. Fulford, explore the grand Fulford mansion and marvel at the many original family furnishings. Stroll through the restored Olmsted Brothers gardens and immerse yourself in Ontario’s rich heritage.


Stinger’s Indoor Paintball

In addition to indoor paintball, this facility includes laser tag, batting cages, basketball and indoor soccer, axe throwing, and more!


1000 Islands Treetop Trekking

Zipline or aerial obstacle course? Choose the way you would like to fly through the trees! Only a 15 minute drive west of Brockville.