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Thousand Islands National Park

Events & Activities

For more information, call 613-923-5261 or email All events take place at the Mallorytown Landing Visitor Centre (1121 Thousand Islands Parkway) unless otherwise noted. Parking fees ($6.80 per vehicle) do not apply at Mallorytown Landing in 2017 to celebrate Canada’s 150th birthday. Additional costs are noted if applicable.

Visitor centre opens
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Visitor Centre opens for the 2017 season
May 20
There's something for the whole family at the Mallorytown Landing visitor centre. Try your hand at Canada’s national summer sport, lacrosse. Kids will be thrilled to get a hands-on experience with Canada's longest snake species. Older kids and families can borrow a GPS and learn to geocache, exploring the landscape on the hunt for hidden treasure. Picnickers can explore outdoor exhibits on Mohawk culture and the stories of local residents who make a difference in our ecosystem.

Salamander Saturdays
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Salamander Saturdays
Saturdays 1 p.m. to 4 p.m.
Salamanders, normally secretive animals, are making public appearances at the Thousand Islands National Park Visitor Centre until Labour Day. Matt Ellerbeck, a salamander conservationist and expert, presents a selection of live, colourful and charming salamanders select Saturdays from 1 p.m. to 4 p.m. If the salamanders will not be visiting on a Saturday, a notice will be posted on the home page of on the Friday evening before.

Parks Canada Xplorers, Time To XPlore
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Parks Canada Xplorers  
The Xplorers program will encourage discovery for kids of all ages through fun and recreational activities. Once they have completed at least three activities, children will receive a certificate and souvenir as tokens of their success. Activities at the park vary from a scavenger hunt to find symbols on rocks to guided reptile encounters.

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Get Me Geocaching! 
Geocaching is a worldwide activity where participants hunt for hidden treasures with GPS units. New to geocaching? The Get Me Geocaching program at the Mallorytown Landing Visitor Centre teaches visitors how to use a GPS to find geocaches. GPS units are available for loan and the program is free.

Feeing Time
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Feeding Time
Sundays at 2 p.m.
Learn more about what the animals in our ecosystem are eating and how they find and consume their food as we feed the Visitor Centre's summer residents.

National Aboriginal Day
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Aboriginal Day
June 17th
Celebrate National Aboriginal Day at Thousand Islands National Park's visitor centre. Discover more about Canada's Aboriginal cultures on the dazzling shores of the St. Lawrence River in the Thousand Islands, a traditional territory of the Haudenosaunee people. Learn about what the Thousand Islands means from a First Nations perspective in Voices of Akwesasne, a series of video vignettes playing at the visitor centre, try your hand at Canada’s national summer sport, lacrosse, and sample Labrador tea. The Mohawk Thanksgiving Address has been commemorated in a rock carving at Mallorytown Landing’s scenic lookout. Each image in the carving is also carved into rocks scattered around the grounds. See if you can find them all!

Canada Day!
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Canada Day Celebrations
July 1 Noon to 3 p.m.
With national parks, historic sites, and marine conservation areas from sea to sea to sea, Parks Canada is the pride of Canadians. Celebrate with us at the visitor centre with cake, traditional games, and face painting, and explore this year’s new exhibit about insect superheroes. Vehicle parking fee does not apply at Mallorytown Landing or Jones Creek on Canada Day.

Parks Day
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Canada's Parks Day
July 15th
Show your appreciation for parks and celebrate Parks Day at Thousand Islands National Park with special guests. Take part in fun activities for the whole family at the Mallorytown Landing Visitor Center or just sit back in one of our Muskoka chairs and enjoy the river view.

Art in the Park
River Series #7
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Art in the Park
September 16-17 and 23-24 (10 a.m. – 5 p.m.)
Peruse and purchase original art inspired by the beautiful Thousand Islands at the Thousand Islands Fine Arts Association (TIFAA) art exhibit in the Mallorytown Landing Visitor Centre.

Christmas Bird Count
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Thousand Islands Christmas Bird Count
Christmas Bird Counts are conducted on any one day between December 14 and January 5. Contact the park to learn more about the Christmas bird count.