Downtown Brockville Blog

Shop Local Week: 7 Fun Things To Do Downtown

1) Aquatarium

The Aquatarium is constantly putting out new programs teaching locals and tourists about the majestic St. Lawrence River! Their newest program "Aquarist For A Day" is a half-day program that lets you experience what life is really like caring for the animals at the Aquatarium. The Otter experience takes you up close and personal with otters Oliver Ivy, Brock, Boldt, and Lawrence by feeding them, looking after their habitats and participating as a trainer in one of their presentations! Or get fishy with them and learn about aquatic animal diets, analyze water chemistry and complete a tour of their workspaces behind the scenes. You may even get to feed a fish or two! 

Pre-sales start now and if you're looking to get in over March break book now


2) Museum

Discover our incredible history in the home of Brockville's past: the Museum! Their permanent exhibits like "From Carriage to Car" or "Brockville's Rail Story" are so action-packed that there is always something new to discover! While they're rotating exhibits offer fun new history on Brockville from topics like the 1998 Ice Storm to their current temporary exhibit "Pieces of Brockville" that explore why some older buildings have disappeared from our streetscapes through the pieces that remain.

Fun fact did you know the museum also has a huge database of virtual exhibits online? Check it out here.

3) Dive Brockville Adventure Centre

You probably know this more commonly as the dive shop for good reasons! From beginners to the most advanced divers they organize trips and have the gear you need to make the most of your diving time in Brockville. But did you know they also do kayak, canoe, snorkeling and bike rentals? They'll give you ideas and maps on where to go as well so if you're biking around Brockville, or paddling out on the river, you'll be sure to see the best sites! They even arrange for Island picnics where a water taxi will take you to enjoy a delicious lunch on the islands!


4) Brockville Arts Centre

There is always an incredible show to see at the Brockville Arts Centre! Whether it's an outside organization, the operatic society or SLC performing, the shows are something you'd expect from a big city! Check out this month's shows like A Celtic Family Christmas or A Big Band Christmas here!


5) The Library

If you haven't discovered that the library is home to more than just books, you're missing out. Movies, TV shows,  Geocaching kits, fishing rods.. they have a lot more for rent than books! Drop in and discover their kids space, teen zone or virtual reality for hours of entertainment. Or check out their events calendar for great happenings like Pints & Page, Craft & Chat or ErlyON Play & Learn

6) Phoenix Bar

Or more commonly known as "The Bird". Enjoy a classic night of dancing and good company downtown. You can even stop by the morning after to try out their impressive Breakfast!

7) The Bar 

Celebrate 2019 at The Bar's New Years Eve bash! With a buffet starting a midnight, you'll ring in the new year with good company, live music, and full stomachs!

And of course, once the warm summer weather returns you can add these awesome activities to the list:

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