CELEBRATE CANADA 150 at the BIGGEST WATERFRONT FESTIVAL in the Thousand Islands Region. 

Rails to Trails Festival, Brockville, Ontario
August 10 -13 – Free Admission!

A Summer’s Worth of Fun in Just Four Days!

We’ve packed a bunch of fun into four fabulous days in beautiful Brockville, in a perfect setting overlooking the glistening waters of the mighty St. Lawrence River. Rails to Trails is a four-day, all ages and all senses festival that celebrates Canada’s heritage, history and so much more.

Pick one Rails to Trails Festival attraction or pick them all, there’s something sure to enthrall!

Ontario 150 Tour – dropping street beats and raising heart beats

A rollicking waterfront, pan-provincial entertainment tour will be coming ashore in Brockville during the Rails to Trails Festival. Presented across Ontario by Redpath Sugar, Ontario 150 includes Rhythm of the Nation an interactive beat and breakdance filled performance inspired by renowned Canadian artist DJ Creeasian.

Chop, chop you don’t to miss the West Coast Lumberjack Show!

These axe swinging, saw-pulling, poll climbing lumberjacks have performed all over the world to great reviews. You may have missed them on shows like The Amazing Race but you don’t want to miss their cutting-edge performance at the Rails to Trails Festival. Part of Ontario 150 and presented in Brockville by Investors Group.

We’ll be anchoring the World’s Largest Rubber Duck

You’ll be thinking “what the duck?” when you cast your disbelieving eyes upon a rubber duck the size of a small office building bobbing in the waters of the St. Lawrence River. It’s six stories and eleven tons of floating cuteness and you don’t want to miss it! 

Carnivàle Lune Bleue – Waterfront Edition

Take a trip back to the days when travelling carnivals would trek all across the land thrilling people of all ages with rides, games and a cast of captivating characters. Grab a ticket to ride high in the sky on the classic 1917 Eli Bridge Ferris Wheel, test your strength on the High Striker game and so much more!

Re-opening of Canada’s First Railway Tunnel

Bring your family and friends to the official re-opening and dedication of Canada’s First Railway Tunnel, newly restored especially for Canada’s 150th birthday, as part of Brockville’s Brock Trail recreational pathway. Saturday, August 12 is when you’ll want to be here for the parade and opening ceremonies. Stick around for public tours of the 525-metre long tunnel and check out the exciting new Philips Lighting – Light Show

There’s a finger-licking, lip-smacking festival happening steps away!

At the same time as the Rails to Trails Festival is wowing crowds, Brockville Ribfest will be taking place a short stroll west along the waterfront. Talented Ribbers will be serving up mouth-watering ribs, chicken and other grilled delights. In support of Big Brother Big Sisters of Leeds and Grenville.