Leeds Grenville is a transportation hub. The Canadian National Railway (CNR) mainline runs east-west at the southern end of the counties and is parallel to the St. Lawrence River and Highway 401. The City of Brockville, the largest centre in the counties, is located on VIA Rail Canada's main Toronto-Montreal corridor. Connections to Smiths Falls and Ottawa are also available. There is daily service to all major cities, including Toronto and Montreal, as well as smaller stops along the route. The VIA station is located at 141 Perth Street in Brockville. Visit www.viarail.ca for more information.
Coach Canada provides bus service with arrivals and departures in Gananoque, Brockville and Prescott. In Brockville the bus stops at the Food Basics parking lot at Stewart Boulevard and Jefferson Drive. In Gananoque the stop is at Gan Bulk Foods and General Store, 15 Main Street. In Prescott the stop is at Mr. Gas, 152 King Street East. The driver sells the tickets. Contact www.coachcanada.com for more information on services. Greyhound provides service to Prescott at Mr. Gas, 152 King Street East. Tickets are not sold at this location. Visit www.greyhound.com for tickets or more information.
The Brockville-Thousand Islands Regional Tackaberry Airport is centrally located in Leeds Grenville. The airport can handle both private and commercial aircraft and is located just north of Brockville on Airport Road in Elizabethtown-Kitley Township. The airport has a 4,500-foot by 90-foot asphalt runway to accommodate modern corporate jet aircraft. It has two highly accurate, satellite-based GNSS (Global Navigation Satellite System or RNAV) and one, ground-based NDB (Non-Directional Beacon) instrument-approach procedure. The airport has medium intensity runway edge lighting, runway approach lighting and turbine fuel. To learn more about what the airport has to offer visit www.brockvilleairport.com or call 613-345-0642.
Customs facilities for international traffic can be made by phoning 888-CANPASS (226-7277). Notification must be made at least one hour prior to landing in Brockville. Brock Air operates at the airport and provides 24-hour charter air services. You can go to www.brockair.com for more on the company and the various services it provides or by call 613-342-4511. Manned airport hours are 7:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. seven days a week.
The Ottawa International Airport is less than an hour from Brockville and is even closer at hand to Leeds-Grenville residents living in the northeast corner of the counties. Visit www.ottawa-airport.ca for more information.
The Ogdensburg Airport in New York State is located near the Prescott International Bridge. The airport has one 5,200-foot runway and offers daily commercial air service to travellers. Visit www.ogdensport.com for more information.
Shipping facilities in Leeds and Grenville are accessed through the Port of Johnstown on the St. Lawrence River. The Port of Johnstown is on the Great Lakes and St. Lawrence Seaway system and provides inland deep-water dockage for shipping and receiving dry bulk cargo such as grain, aggregates and road salt. It's owned and operated by the Corporation of the Township of Edwardsburgh Cardinal. Visit www.portofjohnstown.com to learn more.
The St. Lawrence Seaway is one of the most important domestic and international transportation systems in the world, providing access to nearly one-third of the combined populations of Canada and the United States.
Recreational boaters can visit www.greatlakes-seaway.com and www.boatingontario.ca for more information. For commercial shipping and general seaway information visit the Great Lakes Seaway site listed above for more on the Canadian St. Lawrence Seaway Management Corporation for Canadian or U.S. regulations. Another online resource is the www.hwyh2o.com website.
Within the City of Brockville both conventional and para transit services are available. Visit www.brockville.com for routes and fares info.