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Discover More | Tall Ships Brockville

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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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.

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 Red Hot & Blue Rockabilly Weekend:

This event is on during the same weekend that the tall ships will be here, and some of their activities will be right on site. Make sure you stop by and check them out, and also look up what other special events and entertainment they will have on for their festival.


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.

Show your festival passport and save on admission from Aug 30-Sept 1, 2019 with a special festival rate of $12.99 (a 35% savings!)


The Brockville Arts Centre Pricedex Summer Series final event of the season

Enjoy the last event in the series, “The Elvis Concert”, August 28 & 29 at the Brockville Arts Centre.


The Brockville Museum

Stop by the Brockville Museum, just steps from the main festival grounds, to learn more about Brockville rich history. Until September 2nd check out “My Story, My Tattoo” a travelling exhibit from the Wellington County Museum and Archives featuring photographs and stories of people and their tattoos.


Escape Brockville

Can you escape the freight? The caboose outside of the railway tunnel found on the festival grounds has taken on a new life as an escape room! Never tried an escape room before? This is a great opportunity to try one out and is a great activity the whole family can do together. Work to solve a series of puzzles to escape the caboose before time runs out! Walk-ups available, but it is best to book your time slot in advance to guarantee your spot.

Show your festival passport and save $5 off your escape.


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.


1000 Islands Bicycle Tour Co.

Hop on a guided tour of Brockville with 1000 Islands Bicycle Tour Co.


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.


Skywood Eco Adventure

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