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Regular Access to The Railway Tunnel is Now CLOSED For the Year. After Our Tunnel of Terror Finishes, The Tunnel will be closed until

Spring, 2020. 




  *** Other than during the Tunnel of Terror fundraising hours of operation, there is no access to the tunnel until Spring, 2020. ***

Lot's of Halloween shows out there, but there is only ONE Brockville Tunnel of Terror!! That's half of a kilometer of frights with no exit doors along the way for any chickens....

Only $10 at the gates on the date of the event, or you can purchase your tickets here:

The Children's Tunnel of Terror is a spooky stroll through the Brockville Railway Tunnel. Children are only $5 each, and parents MUST attend with their child for an additional $10 each. The parent will receive a bracelet they can use to go through again at one of the Night Time Tunnel of Terrors.

You can pay at the gate of the event, or purchase the Children's Tunnel of Terror tickets here:

This great event is not just fun, it's also a fundraiser for two great organizations!! The proceeds are being split between the Brockville Railway Tunnel and the amazing work being done by CPHC. Thanks for your support! 


DONATIONS can be made to support ongoing operations, or for phase 2 of the tunnel property project. To make an secure online donation, or to contact someone about a donation, please click  DONATE 

RED Donation bins (emptied daily) are also available at both tunnel entrances.  We appreciate all financial assistance as our goal is to keep access to the tunnel free for all to enjoy.
Thank You!


* Daily Access may be limited due to extreme weather conditions or for special events/private rentals (click link for dates/times)


 To Enjoy Your Tunnel Experience:

  • The walking surface will be wet & slippery in some sections.  Please wear proper footwear for traction.
  •  Do NOT walk on the curbs, or allow others in your party to do so.  They can fall off the curb and injure them selves and/or destroy the lighting.  
  • For your safety, the tunnel is under video surveillance.
  • Please "WALK YOUR WHEELS" to ensure everyone's safety - this includes bicycles, skateboards, etc.
  • To avoid injury to yourself and damage to the tunnel, please stay within the concrete curbs and do not touch the mineral deposits on the tunnel walls.
  • Please follow all public smoking, vaping, littering, and loitering laws while on tunnel property.
  • Pets are allowed but they must be on a short leash and under control at all times.  You are responsible to clean up after your pet, so please come prepared. 
  • Groundwater will always be dripping down the walls and from above in some places. Consider wearing a hat, jacket, or rain poncho.
  • Please be safe and proceed at your own risk. 
  • Thank You!

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Canada’s First Railway Tunnel

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 has been repurposed 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.

Brockville’s New Railway Tunnel Park

The Restored Canada’s First Railway Tunnel and Brockville’s new Railway Tunnel Park will become the new central hub of our city’s Brock Trail recreational pathway. Phase one of Railway Tunnel Park was completed in 2017 and included restoration of the Tunnel and landscaping of the former CP property immediately north of the Tunnel, south of the main CN rail corridor. Phase two includes proposed redevelopment of the former Grand Trunk Railway lands also south of the CN corridor and west of the Tunnel, as well as proposed improvements at Brockville’s existing Armagh Sifton Price Park.

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