In Ontario, you can experience the splendour of Europe without needing to get on a plane. A collection of small towns brimming with old world charm and character will make you feel like you've taken a trip across the pond.
At the eastern perimeter of the Thousand Islands is Brockville, a 19th-century town with all the features of an antique European hamlet. Known for its Gothic buildings, riverfront parks, lively community festivals and plethora of historic museums, Brockville offers an escape from the hustle and bustle of city life.
The city prides itself on its warm, heritage feel. It will bring out your inner tourist, as there are several things to explore in the town.
Acclaimed restaurants such as The Mill and the Buell Street Bistro will win you over with their delectable Italian and seafood offerings. Historic sites such as the Fulford Place, the Brockville Railway Tunnel and Fort Wellington will give you glimpse of the town's interesting past. There are also outdoor trails, 1000 Islands boat tours, and an aquatarium for those who seek an adventure.
Brockville is a short three-hour drive from Toronto, making it perfect for a weekend getaway. To plan your trip, visit the Brockville Tourism website.