Morrisburg

Upper Canada Village

Morrisburg is an village of a little over a thousand people in the Seaway Region of eastern Ontario between Brockville/Prescott and Cornwall.

Understand

This region is United Empire Loyalist country, much of it colonised by loyal British subjects in 1784, immediately after the American Revolution. The Battle of Crysler's Farm, an 1813 British-Canadian victory during the War of 1812, was fought in this area to preserve British control of the St. Lawrence River for shipping.

The McIntosh apple originated in this region, near Williamsburg. The construction of the St. Lawrence Seaway in 1958 flooded and destroyed several small villages between Morrisburg and Cornwall; the largest of these Lost Villages were Aultsville and Moulinette. Some historic buildings and structures from the affected region were relocated to Upper Canada Village, a pioneer village and living museum along the St. Lawrence in Morrisburg.

As of 1998, Morrisburg is no longer an incorporated municipality and local highways 2 and 31 have been downloaded as county roads.

Get in

Morrisburg is part of the Windsor-Quebec corridor, midway between Kingston and Montréal on Ontario Highway 2 or 401. It is on the CN Rail main line between Toronto-Montréal and on the St. Lawrence Seaway.

As this is a small village, most intercity bus or rail traffic will not stop enroute from Toronto and Kingston to Montréal. A limited number of runs do stop in Brockville or Cornwall. There is also an unattended airstrip, but no scheduled air service to this location. The closest major airport is Ottawa (IATA: YOW).

By car

From Ottawa, Bank Street (old Highway 31) leads 65km directly to the village. From Toronto or Montréal, take Highway 401 to old Highway 31.

From the United States of America, cross by bridge at Prescott-Ogdensburg or Cornwall-Massena.

By boat

Get around

There is no public transportation in Morrisburg, although Quality Taxi +1 613-543-3252 and Casselman's Taxi +1 613-543-2062 operate in the village.

See

Former Aultsville station, Crysler Park

Do

Buy

Eat

Sleep

Connect

ONroute, a highway rest stop which is part of Highway 401, offers sixty minutes of free wi-fi.

Nearby

Iroquois

Directly upriver. Between Prescott/Cardinal and Morrisburg, Iroquois is one of the communities to which residents were displaced by Seaway flooding in 1958. These are tiny towns, although Cardinal is the main Canadian Coast Guard station in the area because of its position on the Seaway.

Go next

Routes through Morrisburg

Kingston Prescott  W  E  Cornwall Montreal


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