Map of Brockville. Detailed map of the highways and roads of Brockville (Ontario, Canada)

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Rideau Lakes

 

One of the most scenic waterways in North America, the Rideau Canal Waterway is a series of rivers, lakes, and connecting locks and canals that form a continuous waterway between Kingston and Ottawa. It is 202 km long, of which only about 19 km is man-made, the rest being natural waters. Built between 1826 and 1832, it predates the locks on the St. Lawrence. It is the oldest continuously operated canal in North America and most of the locks are still operated by hand, using the same mechanisms that were used in 1832. East of the Rideau Lakes, a wealth of historic and recreational attractions awaits visitors along the St. Lawrence River, from a national park that is a boater's paradise to a relic from the War of 1812.

 

Athens [C4] Over 5,000 visitors a year come to Athens to see 11 unique murals painted on buildings which depict the hamlet's history. Begun by local artists in 1985, the murals capture small-town events such as the heyday of the local sawmill, Turkey Fair Day, or an idyllic picnic on Charleston Lake.

 

Brockville [C6]  Ontario's oldest incorporated municipality, Brockville was founded in 1784, and named after Maj. Gen. Sir Isaac Brock, a hero of the War of 1812. It has since become a popular center for boating and diving activities in the St. Lawrence River. Several heritage structures have been preserved or restored, including the County Courthouse (1842) and Canada's oldest railway tunnel (1860). Historic Fulford Place, an enormous 1,860 m2, fully furnished Edwardian mansion was originally financed through the sale of a cure-all remedy, "Pink Pills for Pale People." The Brockville Museum has displays from one of the river city's earliest homes.

Prescott [B7] Founded in 1810 on land granted by England for Loyalist support, Prescott has many heritage homes, an historic shopping district, waterfront parks, and a modern 148-slip marina. At Fort Wellington National Historic Site, costumed guides interpret daily life at the 1840s fort—originally constructed to protect Prescott during the War of 1812—with its earthen ramparts, three-story blockhouse, and officers' quarters. Prescott has also become a popular spot for scuba diving, due to beautiful clear waters and historic wrecks. Six and a half kilometers east of Prescott, the International Bridge links Ontario with Ogdensburg, New York.

St. Lawrence Islands National Park [E4-E5]

Situated in the heart of the Thousand Islands area, St. Lawrence Fountain in Brockville  Islands is an 80 km stretch of granite hilltops or islands known as the Frontenac Arch. These islands, with names like Camelot and Endymion, connect the Canadian Shield with the Adirondack Mountains in upper New York State. Campsites on 11 of the islands are available on a first-come, first-served basis and are accessible only by boat. Over 800 plant species and 65 different birds can be found in the park, as can the preserved hull of a British gunboat from the War of 1812. Area family histories are recorded in the park library.

Westport [B1] The largest village in the Rideau Lakes area, Westport is the midway point of the Rideau Waterway, and offers boating, fishing, golfing, hiking, shopping, antiquing, dining, and dancing. The Rideau District Museum provides the history of the area and a self-guided walking tour brochure that shows many of the historic buildings in the village. The Rideau Trail passes through Foley Mountain Conservation Area, where other nature trails can also be explored. There are also many other towns, parks, and conservation areas within easy driving distance.

ATTRACTIONS

ATHENS

Athens Murals

BROCKVILLE

Brockville Museum

County Courthouse Brockville Railway Tunnel

 Fulford Place Carriage House Hotel (1820)

 Victoria School (1855)

 1000 Islands and Seaway Cruises

 St. Lawrence Stage Company

PRESCOTT

Fort Wellington National Historic Site Forwarders' Museum Stockade Barracks and Hospital Museum Ephraim Jones House International Bridge

WESTPORT

Rideau District Museum

Foley Mountain Conservation Area

Map of Brockville. Detailed map of the highways and roads of Brockville (Ontario, Canada)

Map of Brockville. Detailed map of the highways and roads of Brockville (Ontario, Canada)