Brockville’s Island Breakfast on Refugee Island takes second year hiatus due to COVID-19 and hope to return in 2022.
We appreciate everyone who wanted to attend, volunteer, or sponsor this event and we look forward to connecting with you again in the future.
Please check back for updates on the pavilion and the next event and follow us on Facebook for news.
Island Breakfast is a popular event for Brockville locals and visitors alike to enjoy a true 1000 Islands experience: a boat ride and breakfast on one of Brockville’s municipally owned islands, Refugee Island. We are proud to have been a Finalist in the 2016 Ontario Tourism Awards of Excellence Culinary Event of the Year.
Refugee Island is located on the St. Lawrence River just a short boat ride from St. Lawrence Park in Brockville. It is a beautiful island that is available for boaters to picnic on in the summer season. Proceeds from this annual event will go towards island enhancements with the first project being to build a permanent picnic pavilion on Refugee Island.
Breakfast will be served on the island between 8:00am and 10:00am with free shuttle boats running from St. Lawrence Park to take people to the island starting at 7:30am
With the purchase of your ticket you will receive:
- a delicious breakfast on Refugee Island including:
- coffee, tea, juice
- bacon and ham
- baked beans
- pure, locally produced, maple syrup
- fresh, locally grown, strawberries
- free shuttle ride by boat to Refugee Island (departing from the docks in St. Lawrence Park starting at approx. 7:30am)
- free entertainment (see our Island Entertainment page for a list of daily entertainment)
- time to explore the island
Adults $15 in advance, $18 at the dock
Children* (10 and under) $8 in advance; $10 at the dock
Students and Seniors (65+) $12 in advance; $15 at the dock
Family of 4 (2 adults and 2 children under 10) $38 in advance; $40 at the dock
We recommend purchasing tickets in advance due to the limited number of tickets available each day. We have sold out in the past, especially on Saturday. Advance tickets can be purchased from the Brockville & 1000 Islands Tourism Office located at 10 Market Street West in Brockville starting in May. You can also order your tickets by phone at 613-342-4357 (a credit card required to book over the phone).
All sales are final: no refunds or exchanges.
This event will go on rain or shine; please dress appropriately.
If you have any additional questions, please check our Frequently Asked Questions page.
We are always looking for volunteers; if you would like to help out please visit our volunteer page to find out more.
If you are interested in sponsoring this event or becoming an Island Friend, please visit our sponsor page
*If you are bringing a child 5 and under it is recommended that you bring your own life jacket for them. The shuttles have enough adult-sized life jackets for those on board, but children’s sizes are limited.