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A destination that visitors come to again and again.

The 1000 Islands is a sightseer’s paradise and a popular destination for those looking for an authentic outdoor vacation. Located along the peaceful border between northern New York State (United States) and southeastern Ontario (Canada), the 1000 Islands is a region of endless shorelines, rich history and unique culture.

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The cultures of the USA and Canada blend in the waters of the mighty St. Lawrence and Great Lake Ontario.”

The cultures of the USA and Canada blend in the waters of the mighty St. Lawrence and Great Lake Ontario.”

Today, many people still remark that this gorgeous garden of woods and waters that is the 1000 Islands is truly one of the most beautiful places on the planet.”

Today, many people still remark that this gorgeous garden of woods and waters that is the 1000 Islands is truly one of the most beautiful places on the planet.”

Others will tell you its friendly atmosphere, fresh outdoors and laid-back pace makes the 1000 Islands a place that inspires the spirit and renews the soul.”

Others will tell you its friendly atmosphere, fresh outdoors and laid-back pace makes the 1000 Islands a place that inspires the spirit and renews the soul.”

The native peoples called this region the ‘Garden of the Great Spirit.’”

The native peoples called this region the ‘Garden of the Great Spirit.’”

Whether a visitor is here to golf on an island or enjoy the peace and tranquility that comes with dropping into a chair along the water to watch the waves go by, the 1000 Islands offers something for every vacation pace.

The 1000 Islands region runs along the St. Lawrence River, stretching about 50 miles downstream from where the river begins at the mouth of Lake Ontario. Along that stretch lays dozens of unique communities ranging from small cities to tiny villages and four-corner hamlets.

Alexandria Bay, NY. There are many exciting ways to tour the beautiful 1000 Islands from Alexandria Bay.

Brockville, ON. Above or below the waters of the St. Lawrence River, a voyage of discovery awaits you.

Gananoque, ON. Take in the beauty of the St. Lawrence River from boat cruises that weave among the islands.

Clayton, NY. Visit some of the most unique museums in the 1000 Islands.

Featured Events

6/23/17 - 6/25/17

11th Annual Thousand Islands River Run

Join us in downtown Alex Bay for a fun weekend of live entertainment, tattoo contests, bike builders, vendors, Miss TI River Run Contest and…
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6/30/17 - 7/2/17

1000 Islands Family Rib Fest

Come to the Gananoque Town Hall Park and enjoy a great day or stay for the weekend in the Heart of the 1000 Islands.…
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6/30/17 - 7/3/17

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1000 Islands Regatta & Festival

Watch the high-speed hydroplane boats race during the day, and be entertained by big-name musicians at night. Bavarian garden, food vendors, kids zone on…
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