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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

5/27/17

2017 Grape Blossom Festival

Thousand Islands Winery launches into Summer 2017 with its first major on-site festival of the season. At this year’s Grape Blossom Festival there will…
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5/27/17 - 5/28/17

Doors Open Brockville and 1000 Islands

A celebration of community and heritage designed to create access awareness and excitement about our heritage. Visitors are provided with an opportunity to explore…
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5/28/17

Blessing of the Fleet

Participants line up and follow the Uncle Sam “Liberty”  up river to Casino Island where their boats will be blessed by area clergy. Blessing of…
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