Downtown Brockville Blog
Looking for something classic?
Start the night off with dinner at the beautiful Buell Street Bistro. The welcoming atmosphere of the 1883 manor is perfect for a romantic evening for 2. Take a seat by the fireplace and enjoy fabulous entrees like Ontario pork, Seafood Thermidor or New York Striploin Steak. Check out the full menu here.
Whether you're looking for a live show or a movie, the Brockville Arts Centre has a full line-up year round. Coming up, the featured film "Colette" starring Keira Knightley is based on a true story about ghost writer Sidonie-Gabrielle Collette who fights for creative ownership after her writing becomes a bestseller and cultural sensation in Paris, France.
Or catch the live show "How Sweet It Is" celebrating the music of James Taylor, John Denver, and Jimmy Buffett. Hear favourites like "Sweet Baby James", "Fire and Rain", "Back Home Again" and many more!
Love living on the river?
Are you the couple that spends most of the weekend outdoors? Start the afternoon off with a stroll around blockhouse island. Enjoy the beautiful view of the river and catch the last ship or two of the season! Next walk on over to the Aquatarium and learn all about the St. Lawrence River and the lock systems! See the newest addition to the otter family and some of the most famous ships from the St. Lawrence river!
Once you're all ottered out, head on upstairs to the Tall Ships South Coast Grille. The nautically themed restaurant features all-stars like Braised beef ravioli, pecan-crusted halibut, and Canadian premier steaks. It also features an incredible view of the St. Lawrence. Check out their full menu here.
Love to learn?
If history is your cup of tea, the Brockville museum is the perfect stop. With rotating exhibits there is always something new to check out! Their current temporary exhibit is "Pieces of Brockville" which explores reasons why some old buildings disappear from our streetscapes. You can also experience their classic exhibits like "From Carriage to Car", "People of Brockville" and "Blockhouse Island and the Tunnel".
Afterwards, take a break from Brockville history and head on over to Island Delight for delicious Chinese and Thai cuisine. Featuring dishes everyone loves like chicken chow mein, Pad Thai and curry! Check out their full menu here.
Looking for a different place to eat? Check out the complete list of restaurant downtown here. Check out our directory of all retaurants, attractions and stores here.