“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.”
In the 1000 Islands, you can step back in time and explore the opulence of a bygone era.
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Wind through secret underground passageways, learn the tale of a tragic love story and find yourself amazed.
Explore Boldt Castle’s tragic love story for yourself as you explore the castle’s opulent rooms and underground passageways. After an extensive and ongoing rehabilitation, today’s visitors get to experience Boldt Castle in all its glory. The estate has an array of structures to explore which include the Power House, the Alster Tower, the Hennery, the Arch and a stone gazebo. But the main event by far is the six-storey high castle. Once inside, you’ll have the opportunity to tour various rooms that have been meticulously reconstructed to show off how they would have looked over 100 years ago.
Discover intricate architecture, beautiful furnishing and puzzling secret passageways.
Take advantage of the castle’s 45-minute tour, which includes a peek at some of the castle’s notable rooms.
Cruising to the Castles
If you want to see a castle up close, the 1000 Islands has got you covered. The easiest option to visit these castles is to take one of the tours offered by a local boat cruise company.
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“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.”
“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.”
“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!”
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