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Brockville Railway Tunnel

1 Water Street | West Market St, Brockville, Ontario K6V 7A5, Canada
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Very cool!

While the historical significance of this tunnel is impressive, the most striking part of this... read more

Reviewed yesterday
Ottawa, Canada
Railway tunnel

We arrived as the town was preparing for Ribfest. The tunnel was closed for viewing due to... read more

Reviewed yesterday
Pam F
Pawnee, Oklahoma
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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 Street | West Market St, Brockville, Ontario K6V 7A5, Canada
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Reviewed yesterday

While the historical significance of this tunnel is impressive, the most striking part of this visit for me was seeing --firsthand--what human hands had built. You may be able to see the light at the end of the tunnel, but it takes a long time...More

Thank FaceLikeAFryingPan
Reviewed yesterday

We arrived as the town was preparing for Ribfest. The tunnel was closed for viewing due to construction. They were trying to finish to be open for the festival. We met a young man who worked for the parks department, and he was nice enough...More

Thank Pam F
Reviewed 3 days ago via mobile

The railway tunnel has recently been refurbished and has a neat light show throughout that displays the beautiful stone walls. The walk will probably take you 10 to 15 minutes one way.

Thank SLA27
Reviewed 4 days ago

An interesting stroll through approximately 1 mile of tunnel, some dug and lined with brick, and some excavated right out of the rock before dynamite was invented. Now with a world class programmable LED lighting system and sound system. It will only get better as...More

Thank HiskidFred
Reviewed 4 days ago via mobile

It's great to see the first tunnel and the work that went in it to build it so many years ago. The renovation is neat and the lights are impressive, however be prepared to get wet, there's a lot of water dripping from the ceiling...More

Thank ShawnAnnelize
Reviewed 5 days ago via mobile

Neat piece of history as Canada's oldest rail tunnel.Renovated so you can walk in it under part of the city. Lit with coloured lights that change. Music playing and at one point it sounds like a train is coming through.Wheelchair accessible at south end on...More

Thank betsu63
Reviewed 5 days ago

My wife and I visited the Railway Tunnel on its opening day out of mild interest. However, we were extremely glad we did the walk through this amazing tunnel! Its dark, dank and humid but oh so interesting! Of note were the mineral formations that...More

Thank rennickr
Reviewed 6 days ago via mobile

The newly restored tunnel is not to be missed. Amazing ! Currently open daylight hours summer , fall, spring. No admission, but donations accepted.

Thank Marilyn H
Reviewed 6 days ago

With the 1000 Islands, the Aquatarium, excellent restaurants and waterfront parks, Brockville always a great place to visit. Now, with the opening of the restored oldest railway tunnel in Canada, it is definitely a destination spot for tourists. Walking thru the tunnel a fascinating experience,...More

Thank BrockvilleOntarioBob
Reviewed 1 week ago

We visited the tunnel on 13 Aug as part of the Rail and Trail festival in Brockville. The tunnel has recently been opened after having been restored. It was a cooling and refreshing walk which gave us a chance to escape the crowds and heat...More

Thank Dennis B
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