Winter in the 1000 Islands

As many of you have probably already heard Expedia put out a list of “10 Canadian Cities You Must Visit in 2016.” I have included a link to the article, if you have not read it already, https://travelblog.expedia.ca/10-canadian-cities-you-must-visit-in-2016/. Brockville is famous for Blockhouse Island and the scenic St. Lawrence River. Past times include, boating, paddling canoes, fishing or just walking the beautiful trails throughout the city. It is not hard to sell Brockville as a great place to be during the warm months, but what about the cold ones? Even though the river has frozen over there are still many great activities that are happening around the 1000 Islands. If you are looking to relocate to the area or just looking for something fun to do there is always lots happening year round!

Cross Country Skiing/Snowshoeing

There are many scenic trails throughout Leeds and Grenville such as Limerick Forest and Mac Johnson Wildlife Area. Go leisurely in your free time or if you are a real enthusiast, join the Triangle Cross Country Ski Club!

Check out the link below for more information!

http://www.triangleskiclub.org/Site/Home.html

Skiing

 

Skating

You don’t have to go to Ottawa to find a great place to skate! Brockville and the 1000 Islands is home to many, both indoor and outdoor. Public skating is offered in several locations such as the Municipality of North Grenville, the Town of Gananoque, the Village of Westport, the Town of Prescott and the City of Brockville. The St. Lawrence River, Mac Johnston Wildlife Are and Brockville Rotary Park offer outdoor skating opportunities.

Skating

Snowmobiling

The Leeds and Grenville Snowmobile Association offers a manicured trail of 900 kilometers. The association has a clubhouse located in Prescott with full kitchen and catering service.  You can find more information on their website http://www.grenvillesnow.ca/

Snowmobiling

Ice Fishing

Enjoy the activity leisurely or join the competition and sign up for a fishing derby. Ice Fishing derbies are happening from Gananoque to the Johnstown Bridge and them some! Enjoy fresh fish even in the colder months!

Ice Fishing

Brockville Winter Classic

One of Brockville’s popular winter events is the Brockville Winter Classic at Rotary Park. Free Admission, free food plus raffles and prizes! Click the link for more information: http://brockvillewinterclassic.com/event-calendar.php. The Brockville Winter Classic is this weekend, but if you can’t make it there are still many games like these scheduled for upcoming weekends!