This Magical Light Show Is Hidden In A Tunnel Near Montreal & It's Worth A Trip Cause WOW

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This Magical Light Show Is Hidden In A Tunnel Near Montreal & It's Worth A Trip Cause WOW

If you're looking for a road trip destination near Montreal that has historical significance AND that Instagram-worthy WOW factor, look no further than the Brockville Railway Tunnel which is just two hours away by car.

The restored railway tunnel, Canada's first, was built between 1854 and 1860 and spans 525 metres (1,722 feet) below the city of Brockville.

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So, what makes it worth a visit?

Aside from the cultural significance and the opportunity to learn about a piece of Canada’s pre-Confederation industrial heritage, the tunnel now features a spectacular LED light system and sound system.  

Each year, a different light and sound show is designed to "highlight the tunnel’s engineering, architectural, and geological features" — which means the walls will light up and change colours as you walk through it. 

People have described the tunnel as "magical," "a forgotten relic to a modern day wonder" and "wonderfully unique" — we prefer to think of it as walking through a rainbow vortex to the moon.

Whichever way you feel about this glowing underground attraction, chances are you'll get a damn fine Instagram photo out of the experience. 

The tunnel is open daily from 9 a.m. - 9 p.m. and public health measures are in effect. The season is expected to run until mid-October, depending on COVID-19 protocols. 

Access is free but donations are welcome.

Brockville Railway Tunnel

Price: By donation

Address: 1 Block House Island Road, Brockville, ON

Why You Need To Go: Historical significance AND that Instagram-worthy WOW factor — just two hours from Montreal

Before you get going, check our Responsible Travel Guide so you can be informed, be safe, be smart, and most of all, be respectful on your trip.

Ilana Belfer
Contributing Writer
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