Seaway 60th Celebration - Saturday June 22, 2019 11am-5pm. $6 Admission!


Saturday June 22, $6 + HST Admission to the AQ all day!


Seaway 60th Street Event:

• Moose McGuire’s Street Crew at Broad Street Serving Seaway menu of:
Perch tacos
Venison sliders
Berry dessert

• Dunk Tank at Round About back toward water Featuring: Leigh Bursey at 11am, Josh Bennett 11:30am & Bruce Wylie 12pm
• Market Vendors along south end of Broad Street
• Music by Amelia Foley

1pm-5 pm

Aquatarium – Seaway Partner involvement:


SOS – Information booth & Video
FAB – Information booth
St. Lawrence Seaway Management – Information booth & Speaker and Video
Brockville Museum – Information booth
Brockville Tunnel – Information booth
St. Lawrence River Institute – Information Booth biological identification of water samples
Brockville Tourism – Information Booth
Bytown Brigantine – Information Booth and Knots & Heaving Lines on Kelpie Sailboat
Gilbert Marine – Information Booth, Boat Building Assistant and speaker
Canadian Coast Guard Information Booth
Five Mile Light – Information Booth
Brockville DBIA – Information Booth
Survivor of the 1st American War Ship to travel the Seaway in 1959 (1st since 1812) – Information Booth
Tall Ships Festival – Information Booth
Brockville Rowing Club – Information Booth

Celebrate the 60th anniversary of the St. Lawrence Seaway though fun and informative displays. In conjunction with local partners who are part of the Seaway community, the Aquatarium is hosting a community event that highlights the Seaway and its importance to the region.

Partners will be highlighting the importance of the Seaway and the role it plays in their industry, methods for conservation, and/or how the seaway has impacted their lives.


BUILD A SHIP: Kids can build a model seaway ship in the AQ Library. The AQ will provide wooden parts for a small Laker that kids will assemble and paint at the AQ’s Singer Castle Library replica. 5th Generation Gilbert Marine volunteer onsite for assistance. – Sign up sheets will be available on site as space for each 1 hour work shop is limited. 1:30pm-2:30pm & 3pm-4pm 

PIRATE CLASSES & Presentation aboard the HMS ONTARIO replica. – The Movement School and Budokujin Dojo

Knots & Heaving Lines on Kelpie Sail Boat given by Bytown Brigantine

FILM PREMIERES (in the AQ Lighthouse Theatre):

12:40p.m. – 1:00 p.m. – St. Lawrence Seaway Managment– Ready for the Future – A short 4 minute film preceded by a presentation by Andrew Bogera

1:00 pm – 1:45 p.m. – Richard Chahley – Drone presentation

1:45 p.m. – 2:30 p.m. – Gilbert Marine Seaway 60th Address

2:30 p.m. – 3:30 p.m. – SOS Address & JB King Movie

3:30 p.m. – 4:00 p.m. –  Pat Sayeau Prescott Perspective Seaway Address

4:00 p.m. – 4:45 p.m. – The Eighth Sea, Caterpillar reformatted a 1958 film about the construction of the seaway narrated by Walter Cronkite. This will be the only known public showing of this film in recent history and the first since being remastered! Also showing a showing of the new Seaway Video, new Laker Video, and Lost Villages Video.

Visit The AQ For FREE On Your Birthday!

Terms & Conditions: Please present your government issued ID with your photo and birth date for verification upon arrival to our admissions staff. Birth certificates and passports will accepted for minors. Offer is valid only during Aquatarium’s public operating hours and dates. Promotion may not be used with any other offers. Promotion is non-transferable and must be use on the patron’s actual birth date.


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All prices include taxes * Camp hours: 9:00am to 4:00pm * Extended hours: 8:00am- 9am and 4:00 to 5:00pm - $30/week * FRIENDS Members: Discounted rates as indicated Cancellation Policy: A $40 non-refundable administration fee per child applies if you wish to cancel registration. If written cancellation is received a minimum of 15 days prior to the program start date, a refund (less the non-refundable $40 admin fee per child) will be provided. No refunds will be provided for cancellations 14 days or fewer prior to the program start date. Campers should be minimum of 6 years old as of January 1st, 2019 (5-year olds with kindergarten experience accepted subject to approval)
Friends Member pricing: with active Friends Membership: $175/5-day weeks, $170/4-day week $75 for July 4 &5th.

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We have several ways to volunteer at the Aquatarium, each with their own additional benefits and opportunities. We invite you to visit our VOLUNTEER page on the website to learn how you can join our team and become a part of our Aquatarium family for years to come!

Our otters are rescued North American river otters and are not domesticated. As such, they have a different temperament than those you may see on line where people are interacting with otters one on one. Those otters are usually Asian Small Claw otters and are not native to the St. Lawrence river. As there is no safe way to allow people, including our team members, to directly interact with river otters, we are unable to offer close encounters with them.

No. With the exception of our salt water touch tank, all our fish and animals in the Aquatarium are native to the St. Lawrence River area. We have otters, pike, sturgeon, carp, trout and bass just to name a few.

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The experience takes approximately 90 minutes. However, this time will vary from person to person.

We take reservations for weddings, meetings and events. Book your special day with us now, and host your special day at one of the most exciting attractions in the 1000 Islands! Contact our Events Team to discuss all the details at: [email protected]

Yes! As long as you provide your admission receipt at the front desk before leaving ON THE DAY YOU PURCHASED the admissions, all the funds can be applied towards a yearly Friends membership! Remember, if you visit us a total of three times in a year, it will have paid for itself!

Yes, we have a limited number of wheelchairs available for visitors on a first-come, first-served basis.

We feature many types of fish that are indigenous to the St. Lawrence River and the surrounding 1000 Islands area. River otters, various reptiles, amphibians and many more friendly critters call the Aquatarium their permanent home. Ongoing guest speakers and scientists bring in different and unique species for special Aquatarium visits. We list them on our calendar of events so be sure not to miss them!

We are located at the foot of Broad Street in Brockville, Ontario, Canada, right on the waterfront. We are in the first floors of the Tall Ships Landing building and even offer indoor parking off Flint Street.  Our address is:
6 Broad St.,
Brockville, Ontario
K6V 4T7

Yes! We have a Family Day-Pass. See the admission section for details.

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The Aquatarium is a registered not-for-profit charity who’s mission it is to inspire curiosity through enriching and entertaining experiences. The Aquatarium offers a full range of interactions & activities for kids, teens and adults, as guests are encouraged to experience life in the 1000 Islands region. Guests participate in hands-on interactive exhibits as well as seeing many species of fish and animals, such as otters, native to the St. Lawrence River. We have several replica ships that are found in the St. Lawrence river, as well as amazing experiences such as green screen adventures and a salt water touch tank! We seek to rekindle a passion for learning and engage visitors in the distinctive history, culture and environment of the 1000 Islands.

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