The Islands

Duck Hunting on City Owned Islands


Registered hunters may access specific City-owned Islands for the 2021-2022 duck hunting season.


2021 Islands Duck Hunting - Procedure and Registration Form


For more information, contact Parks at 613-342-8772 x 3266 or parks@brockville.com for registration details.


Online Booking and Reservation System for the Brockville Islands

Online booking for our Islands dock and campsite booking is now LIVE!

BEFORE YOU DO ANYTHING:

SELECTING A SUITABLE DOCK:

BOOKING LIMITS:

RESERVATION CHANGES AND CANCELLATIONS:

IF SOMEONE IS IN YOUR RESERVED DOCK SLIP OR CAMPSITE:

We know that this is all new, and we understand that some hiccups along the way will occur as we ALL get used to this new system but, we’re also confident the fantastic support from our online booking service provider, combined with all the positive comments we’ve received from many of our regular “river rats”, will make this a success. 

Thanks again for your ongoing patience through all of this and we can’t wait for your summer on the Islands to begin… 

Seasonal Island Mooring Passes are now ON SALE!

Our Islands are scheduled to open very shortly and we want to make it very easy for you to get your seasonal pass - please follow these steps:

 Download the attached 2021 Island Mooring Pass Form and 2021 Island Camping and Docking Rules documents


The City of Brockville owns and manages a group of islands in the St. Lawrence River for conservation and public enjoyment. Part of the world-famous 1000 Islands, they contribute to the scenic and ecological character of an important tourist area and provide valuable recreational opportunities to residents and visitors alike.

Daily, weekly and seasonal camping is available for the islands of the City of Brockville (fees are applicable). Daily and weekly camping is available on a first come first serve basis. Reservations are not accepted at this time. Seasonal camping is available by lottery draw, held annually. The islands can also be used for day use picnicing and boating.

Seasonal Camping Applications

2021 Applications for Seasonal Island Camping (June 4 - September 13, 2021) are now available. Residents of Brockville, as well as Augusta, Eilzabethtown-Kitley, and Front of Yonge Townships are eligible to apply. The lottery draw will take place on Tuesday, May 4, 2021 at 5:00 pm and applicants will receive location details by email prior to the draw.

Due to COVID-19, an appointment must be booked with Robyn Houle (613-342-8772 x3266 or rhoule@brockville.com) to bring completed applications, including payment in full and all original supporting documents to the Gord Watts Municipal Centre at 251 North Augusta Road.

Council Directive 2005-303-12 gives first preference to City of Brockville residents and second preference to residents of surrounding municipalities. Therefore, documentation is required from these groups to substantiate residency. Residents outside the City of Brockville and surrounding areas may submit their application by e-mail to rhoule@brockville.com or by Canada Post as no documentation is required.

How to get to the Islands and where to leave your vehicle

The Brockville Islands can be accessed by personal watercraft. Limited docking is available on most City Islands once the boating season begins, please refer to the island map for dock locations

Paddle In/Paddle Out

The City has 6 paddle in/paddle out sites (fees are applicable). Canoes and kayaks must be beached or placed at the campsite. Reservations for these sites can be made during the camping season by contacting St. Lawrence Park Campground at 613-345-1341. 

Boat Launching

The City of Brockville provides 2 boat launching ramps, one located at the foot of Henry Street and the other is located at the foot of Home Street.

Boats can be launched at no charge, however vehicular and trailer parking fees are applicable.

Vehicle with Trailer Parking

Vehicle with trailer parking is permitted at the following locations (fees are applicable):

Vehicle Parking

Overnight and multiple day parking is permitted at the following municipal parking lots (fees are applicable):

Please click here to download a copy of the Downtown Brockville Parking Map

Island Rules Overview

For detailed Island Rules, please click here to view the Park Islands and Camping Rules.

Campfires

Campfires are permitted on City of Brockville Islands in designated areas only (fire boxes/pits/receptacles). Firewood can be purchased at the canteen located in St. Lawrence Park and can be accessed by boat. Mooring is permitted on the courtesy dock located to the east of the dive dock.

Twigs, broken branches and rotting logs play an important role in the healthy development of the island forest, providing cover and food for insects, small animals and birds. Please leave them where they fall.

Campfires are prohibited when a fire ban is in place.

Pack It In/Pack It Out

Leave no trace - take nothing but pictures, leave nothing but footprints. Pack your waste back with you when you vacate the island.

The City of Brockville has always encouraged the practice of Pack it In/Pack It Out. We have reduced the number of receptacles on the islands.

Conservation

The islands are especially sensitive to damage because they are rocky, small in area and have more severe climate than the mainland. You can contribute to the protection of the islands by complying with the regulations. They have been designed to encourage you to use and enjoy the islands in an environmentally sensitive manner.

Walking trails have been provided to allow you to explore the islands. In many areas of the dry island environments, soil erosion and plant destruction have resulted from people walking around, so please stay on the trails.

Glass Prohibited

Because the islands are rocky, broken glass has been a problem in the past. For the safety of your family and others, please use plastic or canned containers only.

Pets

Pets are welcome on City of Brockville islands, but they must be on a leash and under control at all times. Owners are responsible for cleaning up after their pets. (And yes, pack it out includes your poop bags)

Outhouses

Outhouses are located on a number of City of Brockville Islands. Please refer to the island map for locations.

Ice

Ice can be purchased from the canteen located at St. Lawrence Park and the Brockville Municipal Harbour office, both can be accessed by boat. The courtesy dock at St. Lawrence Park and the day docks at the Brockville Municipal Harbour are meant for short term stays such as stopping by for an ice cream cone or to purchase ice.

Fees

Fees are payable immediately upon arrival when self-registration boxes are present. If self-registration is not available, parks staff will be around to collect fees. 

2021 Island Camping Rates

Island Camping

Island Mooring

Island Beaching (canoes and kayaks only)

All prices are listed price plus HST. Pricing subject to change.


Contact:

Robyn Houle - Parks and Events Coordinator
613-342-8772 x 3266
rhoule@brockville.com