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A World-Class Waterfront Destination

You’ll want to discover the 1000 Islands over and over again.

Welcome to the internationally-renowned 1000 Islands

This is where you can see castles straight out of a storybook and ancient shipwrecks that met their fate in the depths of our waters. 

It’s where you can trek through national parks in the morning and explore charming communities in the afternoon.

It’s what life on the river is all about and you can find it here at this top Ontario destination. 

Map of the 1000 Islands


There’s no shortage of things to do. The only problem? Deciding what’s first.

To Do

We’ve made it impossible for you to be bored while you’re here.

Hotels, Motels & Inns in the 1000 Islands

So that you get a good night’s good sleep and have the energy to explore the next day.
The 1000 Islands offer a plethora of attractions and activities to enhance your stay. To jumpstart your planning, check out this video, which showcases some of the highlights the region has to offer.

1000 Islands by Map

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“This area is one of the signature tourism spots in Eastern Ontario and in Canada. The natural beauty is astounding with rock outcrops and the beauty of the thousands of islands.”

“This is the most beautiful place on earth. This is where heaven meets earth. You can visit is a hundred different ways and enjoy it just the same. Come by water, air or land. Enjoy a day paddling, swimming or fishing.”


“We didn’t really know what to expect, but our family was enchanted by the town, the scenery, and the region. We had planned a quick overnight stay, but ended up staying two nights and could have stayed longer.”


“What a beautiful part of Ontario. We drove along the Ivy Lea Parkway, stopped and had a picnic lunch, took a boat cruise out of Gananoque, and strolled along the waterfront in Gananoque.”


« Cette région a quelque chose pour tout le monde. Il y a d’excellentes possibilités de baignade et de navigation de plaisance, de bonnes randonnées pédestres et des pistes cyclables, des routes panoramiques à proximité et des tonnes de beaux endroits où passer du temps sur l’eau. »

“This area has something for everyone. Excellent swimming and boating, good hiking and cycling trails, scenic drives are nearby and tons of beautiful places to spend time on the water.”

Michael A.

“I could go back over and over again and still be amazed by this beautiful scenery. Not only can you go there to relax but there is so much to do such as kayaking, biking, walking, discovering, etc. It is a must!”


“There is no place like the 1000 Islands.We travel a lot and we are always trying to find a better place for the view but we have never been able to find it.”


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