Frequently Asked Questions
When does the 2019 regular season end?
The last regular day for admissions for 2019 was Monday, October 14th. Pending any special events, the tunnel is now closed until spring, 2020.
Will you be open at all during the winter months?
There are currently NO plans to open the tunnel until Spring 2020. IF there are any openings, they will posted to our social media sites first. Make sure to follow our FACEBOOK and INSTAGRAM account to be the first to know when there are any special openings or events during our off season.
Do you have any social media accounts I can follow?
Absolutely. We have a FACEBOOK account as well as a new INSTAGRAM account! Please follow us on both to ensure you are in the know with special events and the latest pics! During our open seasons, we even have a weekly contest where we display some of the best pictures sent in by YOU, our visitors.
What times are you open?
During our regular operating season from spring to fall, we are normally open 7 days a week, including statutory holidays, from 9:00am - 9:00pm. Please check our website under EVENTS for any special closings due to private rentals.
How much does it cost to visit the tunnel?
There is no charge for admission to the tunnel, however, there are ongoing cost to run it, such as hydro and maintenance. We welcome any and all donations in one of the RED DONATION BINS at either end of the tunnel, OR you can donate on line HERE. Donors giving $15 or more on line will receive an official donation receipt for tax purposes. The City of Brockville's Canada Revenue Agency charitable registration number is R106983968.
Where are you located?
We are located in beautiful downtown Brockville, right at the waterfront. Click HERE for directions.
How long does it take to walk the tunnel?
We say that is takes 20-30 minutes minimum depending upon how much time you take to read the information boards and observe the different methods of architecture used to build the tunnel. The light and sound program itself is 90 minutes in length, so you could visit several times and still not see the whole program!
Can I bring my dog into the tunnel?
We welcome dogs which are under control by their person on a short leash. Please make sure to bring some pick-up bags as you MUST remove all waste from your pet.
Is the tunnel wheelchair accessible?
Absolutely. While it has a minimal grade sloping down from the north towards the waterfront, it is easily accessible to wheelchairs and walkers. However, we recommend entering from the south entrance as there is a hill outside the north end to get to the parking lot there.
What should I wear when I visit?
Groundwater will always be dripping down the walls and from above in some places. The walking surface will be wet & slippery in some sections. Please wear proper footwear for traction. Consider wearing a hat, jacket, or rain poncho.
Where can I park to visit the tunnel?
There are several municipal lots located close to the the southern tunnel entrance, plus we have a free dirt parking lot by the north entrance. The GPS address for our north lot is 8 Brock Street. Please see the CITY MAP for a complete list of municipal lots.
Does the tunnel close due to weather such as strong rain or wind?
No, unless there are extreme weather warnings the tunnel will remain open during our regular operating hours.