Canada's First Railway Tunnel


2018 Season Opening Event

The renovated Brockville railway Tunnel opened August 12, 2017 enabling residents and visitors to tour the tunnel end-to-end. That weekend over 25,000 visitors toured the tunnel. This interesting historical site with its colourful mineral deposits, highlighted by a dynamic LED lighting system continued to draw large numbers until closing for the winter.

Now excitement is building as we prepare to open the tunnel for the 2018 season.

Following are details of the planned opening event:

Date:               Saturday, March 31, 2018

Location:         South portal of the tunnel in Armagh S. Price Park

Time:               Official opening at 11:00 AM


  • Live band playing at tunnel starting at 10:30 AM

  • Food trucks with food, coffee, hot chocolate

  • DBIA Easter egg hunt ($50.00 certificate in one egg)

  • Dignitary remarks (MP Gord Brown, MPP Steve Clark, Mayor David Henderson, councilor David LeSueur.

  • Band plays second set following remarks

  • Tunnel doors open and everyone invited to tour tunnel

  • 1000 Islander Chorus will sing in tunnel accapella

  • Aquatarium Otter mascot attending

  • All donors have been invited

  • Media invited

  • Photographer hired to shoot donors and all aspects of opening

  • Doors will open after 11:00 AM official opening and stay open until 9:00 PM. Tunnel will be open 9 AM to 9 PM Sunday and Monday of Easter weekend and daily each day after.

Come celebrate the 2018 tunnel opening. It is sure to be a lot of fun as we open the tunnel for 2018 resident and visitor traffic.

Opening event sponsored by:
O'Farrell Financial Services
Shorelines Casinos


Canada 150

FedDev Ontario

1000 Islands Community Development Corporation

Grenville Community Futures Development corporation

Community Foundations of Canada


Ontario Trillium Foundation

City of Brockville

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canarm logo

bmo logo

burnbrae logo


ford electric

rotary brockville

northern cables

collett surveying


henderson printing

apex logistics

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