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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.’”

Featured Events

1000 Islands Family Ribfest

Thursday, June 30, 2016 - Sunday, July 3, 2016
Gananoque, ON

Thursday June 30th – Kick off with Chicken Wire Friday, July 1  –  Canada Day Celebrations Great 1000 Islands Duck Race –Entertainment by 80’s Enouff Saturday,…
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Concert & Fireworks at Thompson Park

Friday, July 1, 2016
Watertown, NY

Spend the day celebrating our nation’s independence at the region’s biggest outdoor party.  Everything begins at 1 pm with the ribbon cutting at the…
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48th Annual French Festival

Friday, July 8, 2016 - Sunday, July 10, 2016
Cape Vincent, NY

July 8-10 – Cape Vincent’s 48th Annual French Festival Celebration will be held. The festivities begin on Friday July 8th with a free family…
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