Where is the 1000 Islands?
The gateway between Canada and the United States, the 1000 Islands area is a UNESCO World Biosphere Reserve on the St. Lawrence River. It’s located between Ontario and New York State.
Discover by Community
A walkable city filled with beautiful architecture, stunning views and a bustling downtown core.
How to Get to the 1000 Islands
How Many Islands Are There in the 1000 Islands?
“The 1000 Islands” is a slight misnomer. There are actually 1,864 islands in this beautiful region.
The largest is Wolfe Island, which is 27 miles long. The smallest, Just Room Enough Island, is a mere 3,300 square feet.
Things to Do in the 1000 Islands
You’ll never utter the words, “I’m bored” when you’re in the 1000 Islands.
Hotels, Motels & Inns in the 1000 Islands
Maps of the 1000 Islands
Explore the area like a local. Check out some maps of the area to get familiar with the 1000 Islands.
History of the 1000 Islands
The 1000 Islands were formed almost 12,000 years ago at the end of the last ice age. In 1959, the St. Lawrence Seaway was constructed. It’s now known as one of the most challenging engineering feats in history.
“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.”
“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!”