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Brockville Railway Tunnel

1 Water St, Brockville, Ontario K6V 3L5, Canada
+1 613-498-8611
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it was very interesting,a really cool place to visit

I really enjoyed visiting the tunnel,my daughter and the girls and dog went,very interesting,a bit... read more

Reviewed 3 days ago
Brockville, Canada
Must see in Brockville

Definitely worth seeing the first railway tunnel in Canada. The lighting and music are great... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
Robert S
Ottawa, Ontario
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CONSTRUCTION NOTICE: As of October 16th construction at the north entrance will see the north entrance and the ramp closed. The ramp (which exits the gorge area) will be re-graded to a constant rise and paved to OADA standards. The south entrance will remain open until December 3rd to allow visitors to tour the tunnel from the south end only. December 4 to March 31: Closed for winter, except for special events. Canada’s First Railway Tunnel was completed in 1860 for the Brockville and Ottawa Railway and later owned by the Canadian Pacific 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 this restoration project will repurpose for the benefit of recreation, tourism and economic development. Key features of the Tunnel restoration include a new paved concrete floor and state-of-the-art energy efficient lighting for safety and to highlight the Tunnel’s architecture and geology.
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1 Water St, Brockville, Ontario K6V 3L5, Canada
+1 613-498-8611
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Reviewed 3 days ago

I really enjoyed visiting the tunnel,my daughter and the girls and dog went,very interesting,a bit damp on the walkway,had to watch your step

Thank red740
Reviewed 1 week ago

Definitely worth seeing the first railway tunnel in Canada. The lighting and music are great. Start down by the river and head north. We understand that more facilities are in the works for the north end of the tunnel.

Thank Robert S
Reviewed 1 week ago

The last time I was in Brockville, the Railway Tunnel was not open. Visited today and what a pleasant surprise. The lights and the music are excellent. Don't miss this when you visit. An excellent use of a piece of history.

Thank Kman47
Reviewed 1 week ago

My girl friend, 2 grandchildren and I walked this whole tunnel, it was so neat/cool,we all loved it.Great lighting and sound display,well done Brockville.

Thank Don H
Reviewed 1 week ago

I was very impressed with the workmanship. It is so relaxing to walk thru the tunnel and experience the different colours of lights and music. So pretty.

Thank Linda J
Reviewed 1 week ago

My friend and I went for a walk through the tunnel and we enjoyed it very much. The walls of the tunnel are very interesting and with the changing lights, it makes for a great experience. There was a lot of water on the floor...More

Thank Anne J
Reviewed 1 week ago

I remember sneaking through the tunnel in the early 70s long before its restoration as I imagine many local teens did at least once. I absolutely love what they've accomplished. I've heard people complain they get wet. Big deal. That's part of the charm. Some...More

Thank Melanie K
Reviewed 1 week ago

Absolutely THE attraction to visit in Brockville, and the nice thing is that it is free! Reported to be the first railway tunnel in Canada, it extends over 1300 feet from the waterfront to the railway main line, just north of Pearl Street. Two chimneys...More

Thank Randy C
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

This is a delightful place to visit. You can travel at your own pace and marvel at the engineering as you go. You can walk quickly through one-way in about 10 min, and 10 min back assuming you have to return to your car! But...More

Thank Kathryn N
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

This project took a long time and a lot work to complete. The results are nothing short of spectacular. An easy walk from end to end. Tunnel is dotted with historical info. Light show and soft music add to the experience. Once seen, it's hard...More

Thank CGSTraveller
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Katelyn G
6 September 2017|
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Response from HiskidFred | Reviewed this property |
Yes it is! it has a new concrete base through the length of it and sidewalk right up to the south portal. It's accessible to walker's, canes,wheelchairs, strollers and even bicycles but all must be at a walking speed.