One of the most beautiful places on Earth. That’s what people have said and we wouldn’t disagree!

When your day of golf is done or you are back from the lake, experience another side of the 1000 Islands tourist district by visiting one of the many other attractions, fine restaurants or luxurious spas.

Bolt Castle in the 1000 Islands. Photo from @fly1000islands
Kingston & Area
  • Fort Henry
    A museum and historic site. Enter the gates and experience 19th century military life. Guided tours, scenic views, musical performances and precision military demonstrations.

  • Kingston Penitentiary Tours
    Spend time on a guided tour through Canada’s most notorious prision

  • K&P Trail
    An abandoned rail bed that has been converted into a recreation trail for walkers and cyclists. Features rural landscapes, rock cuts and wetlands. Open all year.

  • Visit Kingston – a website chock full of great activities and information about Kingston, Ontario.

  • Westport
    Small shops with friendly owners. Fine dining or coffee-sipping at a café. Do a quick hike on Foley Mountain or visit the Westport Farmer’s Market. All the locals know about Kilborn’s, a unique shopping experience in historic Newboro, about 5 minutes from Westport…and now you do too!

Gananoque & Area
  • Boldt Castle
    At the turn-of-the-century, George C. Boldt, millionaire proprietor of the world famous Waldorf Astoria Hotel in New York City, set out to build a full size rhineland castle in Alexandria Bay, on picturesque Heart Island. The grandiose structure was to be a display of his love for his wife, Louise.
  • Singer Castle
    Singer Castle on Dark Island is open to the public to visitors who wish to have a guided tour of the intricate architecture, beautiful furnishings and puzzling secret passages of our magnificent 100-year old Castle.
  • Thousand Islands Playhouse
    Two fully-renovated historic venues on the banks of the St. Lawrence. Enjoy an intermission drink looking over the 1000 Islands. 7-10 productions annually and ranked one of the top 5 summer festivals in Ontario.

  • Marble Rock Conservation Area
    Hiking over exposed bedrock (Canadian Shield), you will travel through challenging and picturesque terrain.

  • Skywood Eco Adventure
    Up for a little bit of zip-lining adventure to add to your day? Travel along the scenic 1000 Islands Parkway to near Mallorytown. They climb and zip rain or shine, so be prepared!
  • Downtown Gananoque
    Historic buildings and amazing views. Stop at the one-of-a-kind shops that line the main street of Gan.

  • Cataraqui Trail
    The Cataraqui Trail is a year-round, shared-use recreation trail running approximately 103 km from Smith Falls in the east to Strathcona in the west, for both bikers and hikers.
Brockville & Area
  • The Aquatarium
    Experience interactive exhibits, shipwrecks, dive tank, aquarium, and otter habitat. With 27,000 square feet of immersive explorations, the Aquatarium is more than just an aquarium. They offer a full range of interactive exhibits and activities for kids in a comfortable environment.

  • Fulford Place National Historic Site
    Senator George Taylor Fulford made millions of dollars from “Pink Pills for Pale People” – a patent medicine he manufactured in Brockville and sold around the world. Walk the same halls as royalty. Get a rare glimpse of the luxurious lifestyle of another era.

  • Visit Brockville
    A beautiful waterfront town with unique shops that make it hard to resist spending a little time wandering through.

  • Downtown Merrickville
    A little-known gem along the Rideau River with old Ontario charm. Shops include Mrs. McGarrigle’s Fine Food & Mustard.

Canada’s capital, Ottawa, is a 70 minute drive north. At it’s heart is a vibrant downtown with the Parliament Buildings, Byward Market and Sparks Street MallThe Canadian War Museum and much more.

Restaurants & Where to Eat
Kingston & Area
Gananoque & Area
  • Donnelly’s on the River
    Your family and friends will love Donnelly’s On The River, the Restaurant in Ivy Lea with full bar and menu service, inside and on the porch over-looking the water. Enjoy the summer weather and Entertainment in Ivy Lea. It’s worth the short drive to Donnelly’s On The River in Ivy Lea.
  • Riva Italian Restaurant
    A modern take on a traditional Italian tavern combined with the nautical elements of the 1000 Islands.
  • The Purple House Café
    When you are in the mood for simple, healthy food, this is your place. Wood-fired pizza.

  • Watermark Restaurant at The Gananoque Inn
    Local ingredients are used wherever possible to create regionally-inspired seasonal menus.
  • The Ivy Restaurant
    Housed in a former inn, guests take in the breathtaking views of the St. Lawrence River while choosing from menus that are globally inspired and made with the freshest locally sourced food.

Brockville & Area
  • The Mill Restaurant
    This restaurant has been designed so that people who love good food can get together and enjoy deliciousness.
  • Buell St Bistro
    A stone manor that has been a butcher shop, a pizza parlour and now a family restaurant.

  • Brimstone Wood-Fired Pizza
    Smokey goodness that blends with the flavours of the pizza.
  • Bud’s on the Bay
    A beautiful waterfront patio where you can enjoy a full meal fresh off the grill.