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Thousand Islands National Park of Canada

Events & Activities

For more information, call 613-923-5261 or email ont-ti@pc.gc.ca. All events take place at the Mallorytown Landing Visitor Centre (1121 Thousand Islands Parkway) unless otherwise noted. Parking fees ($6.80 per vehicle) apply at Mallorytown Landing from May 17 to September 1. Additional costs are noted if applicable.

Visitor centre opens
© Parks Canada / 2011

May 17
There's something for the whole family at the Mallorytown Landing visitor centre. Try your hand at Canada’s national summer sport, lacrosse, and discover the world of invasive species, monarch butterflies, and decorative seeds with this year’s travelling exhibits from the Biosphere Museum in Montreal, the Canadian Museum of Nature, and the Royal Ontario Museum. 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
© Parks Canada / Lisa Werden / 2012

Salamander Saturdays
Saturdays 11 a.m. to 2 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 every Saturday from 11 a.m. until 2 p.m.

Parks Canada Xplorers, Time To XPlore
© Parks Canada / Paul Galipeau / 2011

Parks Canada Xplorers - New activites!
Check out the new activities in our updated and expanded Xplorers booklet! 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.

Feeing Time
© Parks Canada / 2010

Feeding Time
Sundays at 2 pm
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
© Parks Canada / Bruce MacMillan / 2011

Aboriginal Day
June 21 1 to 3 pm
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. Bring family and friends or meet some new ones in a family-friendly afternoon of music, games and activities.

Canada Day!
© Parks Canada / 2010

Canada Day Celebrations
July 1 Noon to 3 pm
With national parks, historic sites, and marine conservation areas from seas 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 exhibits about invasive species, monarch butterflies, and decorative seeds. Vehicle parking fee does not apply at Mallorytown Landing or Jones Creek on Canada Day.

Parks Day
© Parks Canada / 2011

Canada's Parks Day
July 19
Show your appreciation for parks and celebrate Parks Day at Thousand Islands National Park. Take part in fun activities for the whole family at the Mallorytown Landing Visitor Center or just sit back in one of our Adirondack chairs and enjoy the river view.

Art in the Park
River Series #7
© Barb Carr / Parks Canada / 2011

Art in the Park
September 13-14 & 20-21 & 27-28 (10 am – 5 pm)
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
© Parks Canada / 2014

Thousand Islands Christmas Bird Count
December
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.