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Photo by MaCoolen Photography 2022

Photography Tour

A tour for photographers (smartphone, film camera and digital shooters welcome … tripods handy but not required) will be available Friday, June 17 or Saturday, June 18, 10 am to 3 pm with a maximum number of 10 participants. The tour will be conducted by a local professional photographer: Charles Low. Charles has been art photographing since the age of about ten. As he describes it, someone put an adjustable camera in his hand, and something kindled in him then which persists to this day. For him, any conscious theme which emerges is simply light and art. For more information For more information on Charles, the tour, and updates, see ctLow Photography - About.

About the photography tour: Participants will be guided to a few great landscapes and architectural sites with an intention to encourage a deeper seeing at each. Participants may request tutelage, as we go along, or simply enjoy each location. Charles will try to accommodate photographers' special requests that they may indicate at the time of their registration.

The tour takes place in the core of Brockville and is designed to be walkable. However, if you prefer to drive, you will be responsible for your own transportation. A route map and timed stops will be provided; although strict adherence to the timing is not required. Participants are free to spend more time at the stops or points of interest along the route and rejoin the group later. A box lunch will be provided. Please indicate any special dietary requirements with your registration for this event. Friday, June 17 or Saturday, June 18 from 10 am to 3 pm. The cost of the tour is $100 per person (plus HST) and booking will be done online with conference registration.

Friday, June 17 from 10 am to 2 pm Cooking Class

Maison Maitland - From the Farm Cooking School

Maison Maitland is a palladian style manor perched on five rolling acres overlooking the beautiful St Lawrence River. Built in 1827, the Georgian period stone home was designed by a British architect for Lord George Longley. Formally called Maplehurst Manor, it is considered one of Brockville’s premier properties and a fine example of Neoclassic and Regency design.

Maison Maitland is now home to From the Farm Cooking School and opening in 2023, Maison Maitland Holiday Gites. Fitting, as the property’s roots were embedded in the agriculture and culinary enterprises.

About the class: The hands-on cooking class will be conducted in a state-of-the-art chef’s kitchen. Cooking in teams of 2, you will prepare under instruction, a three-course French-inspired meal.

Following your cooking class, lunch will be enjoyed together around the dining table or courtyard (weather permitting), with a complimentary sampling of local wines and drinks. 

Friday, June 17 from 10 am to 2 pm. Cost is $160 per person (plus HST) and the maximum number of participants for this class is 10. Booking will be done online with conference registration. This will be a private group.


This link will show you an interesting selection of restaurants and cafés.

Downtown Restaurants


Take time to relax and enjoy some of Brockville's Pubs

Keystorm Pub

1000 Islands Brewery

Moose McGuires


Antique shops, books, collectibles, clothing. Brockville has shops for any taste or interest.