Nestled along the east shore of Lake Simcoe and the Trent-Severn Waterway . . .
. . . and only a one hour picturesque drive from Toronto, the Township of Brock offers beautiful rolling countryside, shoreline parks, numerous hamlets, and three distinct villages. Enjoy our trails and drop into unique cafes. Enjoy museums, golfing, ice fishing, picnicing on our sandy shores, antiquing and our many festivals.
Discover Brock’s rich history and explore our proud heritage. Home to three Historical Societies which have opened the doors of Brock’s rich historical past. The Beaver River Museum, operated by the Beaverton Thorah Eldon Historical Society, features a 1850s log house, a turn of the century brick house, and a mid-19th century old stone jail, all furnished with local artifacts. The Cannington Historical Museum, operated by the Cannington Historical Society, features heritage buildings and artifacts dating back to the 19th century. The Sunderland Historical Society provides a large collection of information and artifacts on the history of Sunderland and the neighbouring farm area.
Cannington is nestled in the heart of the Township. It is hallmarked with restaurants and shops for today's families, that support local agriculture and industry. It is home to MacLeod Park which offers a huge skateboard park, tennis courts, lawn bowling, a museum, baseball diamonds, curling club, basketball courts, nature trail, arena, and a community centre. Walk your dog, run, or bike along the former railroad line, now the Beaver River Wetlands Trail, linking all of our communities.
Beaverton and its harbour are situated where the mouth of the Beaver River flows into Lake Simcoe. Visit the Beaver River Museum and take a self-guided walking tour to discover the roots of this town. Its historic downtown features charming shops, restaurants, a theatre, and is home to many events year round. The harbour and lakeside park is a hub of activities and events for cottagers, year-round residents and visitors in the spring to fall as well.
Sunderland, the southern most village, is a community that was started based on agriculture, and it’s still a major part of the local economy and culture. Generations of families continue to keep local fairs and festivals alive and vibrant. Whether Blue Rodeo is playing their annual local concert at the arena or it’s an ordinary day, everyone enjoys the unique shops, excellent antiquing and galleries, and the fabulous dining and eateries.
The Township of Brock is home to three downtowns, each with their own unique style and character.