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Unique finds, artisan-made crafts and luxe fashions for all kinds of shoppers.

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the number of helicopter tours to choose from

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the height of the 1000 Islands Tower

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the actual number of islands in the “1000 Islands” to explore in a kayak

Overview

Home to a variety of shops, boutiques and stores, the 1000 Islands caters to every type of buyer. Whether you want to support local artisans or find the latest in fashion must-haves, you’ll find what you’re looking for and then some.

As the great Carrie Bradshaw once said, “I like my money right where I can see it: hanging in my closet.”

If you’re a fashion lover or shopping enthusiast visiting the 1000 Islands in Canada, you’re in for a treat. 

The region’s shopping scene is a treasure trove of unique and diverse options. Here, you’ll find everything from artisanal crafts to locally sourced delicacies, and everything in between.  

Begin your morning seeking out antique treasures. In the afternoon, source the season’s hottest trends.  Come and indulge your inner shopaholic.  Experience firsthand why shopping in the 1000 Islands is quickly becoming a must-do activity for visitors from around the world.

What makes shopping in the 1000 Islands so fun is the opportunity to explore the different towns and villages that make up the area. 

Each one has its own distinct personality and unique shopping scene. For example, Gananoque is known for its art galleries and antique shops, while Brockville has a thriving downtown area with plenty of boutiques and specialty stores. 

But what really sets shopping in the 1000 Islands apart is the opportunity to support local businesses and artisans. Many of the stores and markets feature goods that are locally made, giving visitors a chance to take home a truly unique and one-of-a-kind souvenir.

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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.”

Anonymous

“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.”

James

“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.”

Andrew

« 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!”

Catherine

“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.”

Julie

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