Brockville is a fantastic city to attend college in and feel like part of a community during college. I personally remember as a kid visiting Brockville to see my grandparents and going to the water to (pretend) fish as I don’t think I ever caught any fish. Brockville is a small town that is the heart of the thousand islands and I can vouch for that!
- Arts and culture is an important part of Brockville! The Brockville Arts centre hosts performances by Broadway singers and touring musicians. They also host shows from the music theatre performance students at SLC in their world class facility. The arts centre also has a great art gallery and is known as one of the best medium sized historic theatres in Canada. Brockville has a theatre group as well as an improv group if you are looking to be involved.
- There are many adventure and sports activates to be involved in! Brockville has a rugby league, golf, football and a yoga studio. Another great feature of living in Brockville is that there is a speedway close by to watch race cars and have go- kart races. Go-kart races are Wednesday evening at 7pm. Brockville is also known to have some amazing scuba diving spots with being the first community in Canada to host an underwater sculpture park! https://www.divebrockville.com/
- Brockville has some unique spots that many people enjoy including the the Aquatarium and Fulford Place. The Aquatarium has exhibits to explore centred around water and animals that are in the St. Lawrence River. This newer facility has fish and animals such as otters. They also offer dive certification courses and special events. Fulford place is a national historic site which was built in 1899-1901. It was built by Senator George T. Fulford who was famous for inventing pink pill medicine. The property has a restored garden and tours are available year-round.
- Community involvement – The YMCA has a location in Brockville for you to workout. They host various events and courses to get involved in. Brockville prides focus is to create events for LGBT identified people in the region and beyond. Info here: https://www.facebook.com/brockvillepride/ Big Brother’s big sisters is an organization that pairs young people up in a mentoring volunteer program. https://www.facebook.com/bigbrothersbigsistersofleedsgrenville/. Vegetarian, Veg-curious, pescatarian, omnivore, vegan? Brockville has a veg club that hosts potlucks! http://bit.ly/2mlJRZO
- Do yourself a favour and checkout Tandoori Mint Indian cuisine. http://www.tandoorimint.ca/index.php