Off  Season Hours now in effect; Wednesday through Sunday 10:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m. until Victoria Day 2020. Ropes Course open Saturdays & Sundays only.

OPEN ON FAMILY DAY MONDAY FEBRUARY 17th! - Bring 3 generations and receive 25% off at admissions! Restrictions apply.

Ropes Course is available Saturdays and Sundays only.

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Test your climbing skills on our challenging ropes course, one of the Aquatarium’s most engaging activities for adults and children aged 5 and up!

Ahoy, matey! Experience climbing through the rigging of a tall ship with our one-of-a-kind ropes course! Our High Ropes Course is a 9 element obstacle adventure suspended a minimum of 12 feet above our 3rd floor. Strapped into a harness with lanyards, you will learn how to navigate through our course in a safe but exciting way. Our trained staff will be on hand to help you traverse each obstacle. If you are fearless, we will keep a watchful eye but let you explore the course at your own pace.

Experience what it would be like to balance on the bowsprit or crawl across the yard arm like a crew member. Pretend you are a rum runner smuggling barrels across the border or climb up our ratline wall as you look at the 40 foot drop below.

The course is a great means to build confidence, problem solve and learn about historic ships of the Great Waterway in a fun and interactive way!

And if you dare….try our 40 foot quick jump called the AquaDrop! Attached to a Free Fall Device that uses eddy current magnetic braking technology, the AquaDrop provides you with an exciting controlled fall experience. Walk the small wooden plank and take a ‘leap of faith’ from our 4th floor down to the 1st floor.

When purchasing  the Ropes Course you will sign up for a time-slot . Time-slots can only be booked when participants are on site. Participants are given 45 minutes to complete the Ropes Course and AquaDrop. There are a maximum of 10 participants per time-slot. This helps ensure that wait times are minimized and that our staff can provide the safest experience for everyone!


Ropes Course Pricing

Tickets for the ropes course and your first AquaDrop are $11.50 (+ tax) per person.

NEW! We now offer a Family Ropes Course deal which allows a group of four or five people to go on the ropes course and first AquaDrop for only $39.99 (+ tax)!

Admission to the Aquatarium must be purchased in order to participate on the ropes course.

Ropes Course and AquaDrop Safety Requirements

Please ensure you meet all requirements PRIOR to buying tickets as refunds will not be given.

– Closed toe shoes must be worn on the Ropes Course and AquaDrop. No sandals, no heels, no crocs. Water shoes are available if needed.

– Participants’ minimum age is 5 years. Children under the age of 12 must be accompanied on the ropes course by an adult (18 years and over).

– All participants must complete the waiver form and emergency contact form prior to be allowed to use the Ropes Course and the AquaDrop. Anyone under 18 years must have a parent/guardian present to sign the waiver.



Ropes Course Guidelines

    • Participants must adhere to the instructions of the staff on duty.
    • Participants’ maximum weight is 118 Kg (260 lbs).
    • Participants’ minimum weight is 20 Kg (45 lbs) for the Aqua Drop.
    • Participants must be able to pass the reach test. If child is unable to reach, a parent or guardian must accompany them on the course. Each parent can assist a maximum of 2 children on the course.
    • Participants’ minimum age is 5 years.
    • Proper footwear is required. Ensure your shoes are secure. No flip flops or open toe / high-heeled shoes.
    • No loose items such as cell phones or cameras. Eyeglasses should be secured.
    • Pockets must be empty.
    • Staff members are not responsible for lost or damaged items left or brought into the course area.
    • Only 2 participants on an element at one time.
    • Maximum 4 participants on a platform at one time.
    • No running, jumping, horseplay.
    • No bouncing off elements or on platforms.
    • Do not tamper with or adjust your personal safety equipment (i.e. harness)
    • Staff members have the right to disallow and/or end your participation on the ropes course should you not be following the rules, or you are causing disruption to another participants’ experience.
    • No gum, food, or drinks are permitted in the ropes course area.
    • Participation on the ropes course activity is at your own risk. A release of liability must be signed by all participants and by a Parent/ Guardian if the participant is under the age of 18.


    This ropes course is not recommended for participants who are pregnant or have the following conditions: neck problems, back problems, heart problems, recent surgeries, or any history of physical conditions that may be aggravated by the ropes course.

    Please participate responsibly. Participants should be in good health and should have no other physical condition and limitations. If you suspect your health could be at risk for any reason or you could aggravate a pre-existing condition of any kind, please do not participate. If you are injured in any way during your participation in this ropes course experience, please notify a staff member prior to leaving the facility.



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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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