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Brockville Railway Tunnel-Photo by Michel Bricteux
Brockville Railway Tunnel-Photo by Michel Bricteux

Brockville Railway Tunnel is Canada’s first railway tunnel, with construction beginning in 1854. The tunnel was designed to provide a rail link from the timber trade of the Ottawa Valley to the Brockville port facilities on the St. Lawrence River ship route. It’s no longer part of a function rail line and visitors can now walk from the south portal to the north portal, exiting at the north-end gorge and up a ramp to street level. It now features an LED coloured light system, which is programmed in various ways, along with a recorded music track playing while one walks through.

(Brockville, Ontario, Canada)