Everything You Need To Know About Brockville's Ribfest & Rails to Trails

It's one of the biggest weekends of the summer in Brockville with 3 major events getting underway today.

After 2 years of planning Brockville's long awaited Rails to Trails festival kicks off at 4pm on Blockhouse Island with Mayor Henderson kicking everything off.

Ceremonies for the official reopening of Canada's first railway tunnel begin around 10:30am Saturday (August 12th) .

Brockville's Ribfest fires up this morning (August 10th) around 11am at Hardy Park.

and lastly...

As part of Canada's 150th celebration, the country's six-storey inflatable rubber duck will be stopping in Brockville.

The duck will begin being inflated around 9am this morning (August 10th) and will sit on Blockhouse island for the duration of the festival.

The duck has brought in 20,000 to 40,000 people in other stops around the province.

Driving and parking will be tricky this weekend with the huge numbers expected to flock to Brockville, so a number of shuttle services have been setup.

People are encouraged to park at the Brockville Shopping Centre or Memorial Centre. Both locations will have a continuous loop of four school buses that will drop people off at City Hall which is walking distance to where all the action is happening along Water street.

For the complete schedule and list of events taking place both events have websites, railstotailsbrockville.ca and brockvilleribfest.ca.


Thursday, August 10 from 2pm-10pm

Friday, August 11 from 10am-10pm

Saturday, August 12 from 9am-10pm

Sunday, August 13 from 10am-6pm

Free Parking and 

Shuttle drop off / pick up locations:

Brockville Memorial Centre


Brockville Shopping Centre (Stingers)

4 School Buses on a Continuous Loop