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“Historical tunnel”

Brockville Railroad Tunnel
Ranked #5 of 28 things to do in Brockville
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Sussex
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115 reviews
87 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 96 helpful votes
“Historical tunnel”
Reviewed 21 May 2014

Able to go inside a few yards. This was the first rail tunnel built in Canada. No charge for looking.

Visited May 2014
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Lethbridge, Canada
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“Waste of Time!”
Reviewed 25 November 2013

Total waste of time! Don't bother going. If you would like to look into a dark stinky railway tunnel that stinks, come here.

Visited July 2013
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“The first railway tunnel built in Canada”
Reviewed 25 November 2013 via mobile

It's so cool that it's the first railway tunnel built in Canada! And it's surrounded by some breath taking scenery as well! There is even an old caboose near by! The tunnel is cold! Even when it's hot. And it's neat to look at some of Brockville's history from over 200 years ago! You can walk around the blockhouse island and the down town area and there are these plaques everywhere that tell you about the history and there are lots of shops and cafés and restaurants around!

Visited August 2013
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Southern Ontario
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72 reviews
35 attraction reviews
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“So cool what you can find in some small towns. A piece of Canadian History.”
Reviewed 11 November 2013

Right near the water, in this small town, in downtown Brockville, is a major piece of Canadian History. There is not much to see, but you have to marvel at this engineering feet, almost 200 years ago. After to visit the tunnel, you can walk along the lake and tour downtown. My 13 year old son thought this was interesting and kind of cool, as I did myself.
There is metered parking in the near by park area, right next to the water.

Visited August 2013
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Eastern Canada
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“A piece of Canadian railroad history”
Reviewed 6 September 2013

It is interesting that the town of Brockville maintained the entrance to this very first railway tunnel where the train towards Ottawa began in the 1800s. Historical plaques explain well the history of this particular up until the end of this railway line in 1970. You can almost hear the train coming!

Visited August 2013
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