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Entertainment in the 1000 Islands


Sometimes, we need an escape and the 1000 Islands will give it to you.


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Live theatre? Got it. Today’s biggest blockbusters? We’ve got those, too. Whether you prefer the magic of live theatre or seeing the stars of today up on the big screen, just sit back, relax and enjoy the show.


Known as “Canada’s Dockside Theatre,” the Thousand Islands Playhouse attracts thousands upon thousands of visitors each year. You’ll love the Canadian and international works, and both classic and contemporary plays.

Check out the latest blockbusters beneath the skies from the comfort of your own vehicle. Bonus: you can talk during the movie so you can discuss plot-twists without disturbing others!

The Shorelines Casino Thousand Islands has more than 480 slot machines, as well as a range of table games – Blackjack, Roulette, Spanish 21 – so you can test your luck while you’re in the islands.

Check out exhibits, activities and more that are geared towards providing immersive experiences that showcase local art, history and more in fun and memorable ways. Just want to sit back and take in a movie on the big screen? Grab your popcorn.

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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.”

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“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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