Journey to the picturesque granite islands and windswept pine trees of Thousand Islands National Park. Explore secluded bays by kayak or powerboat. Enjoy a day by the river or overnight in waterfront oTENTik accommodations at the park’s mainland visitor centre. Discover rare species of turtles and birdlife alongside undulating hiking trails. Experience the magic of this captivating and historic wilderness, just a few hours from Toronto or Montreal.

Featured things to do

Island-hop via kayak or canoe through a vibrant freshwater biosphere.

More than 20 granite islands, stewarded within a rich ecosystem, invite adventurous paddlers. Thousand Islands National Park welcomes you to island-hop on scenic day trips, overnights or extended stays.

Boat-camp alongside the forest-fringed shores of Thousand Islands National Park.

Cruise into Thousand Islands National Park via powerboat. Hike through Carolinian woodland, swim in clear water and cast a line for walleye or pike. This is boat-camping—natural relaxation for the whole family.

Camp in a cosy oTENTik—comfortable riverside tent-cabins secluded in nature.

One part cabin, one part tent, cosy oTENTiks are an easy way to overnight in nature. Whether at mainland drive-to sites or on river islands, enjoy a true getaway at Thousand Islands National Park’s oTENTiks.

A family of cyclists and a heritage lighthouse

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Sites nearby

  • Bellevue House National Historic Site

    Follow staff in period costume on a tour of Bellevue House. Hear stories about Canada’s first prime minister, who made history here in the 1840s. Feel a Lake Ontario breeze in an heirloom garden. 

  • Fort Wellington National Historic Site

    At Fort Wellington, one of the fortified posts the British built to defend its colonies against American invasion in 1812 and 1838, you can relive this precarious period when the fate of Canada hung in the balance.

  • Rideau Canal National Historic Site

    An historic 19th century military waterway linking rivers and lakes across Eastern Ontario’s countryside, the Rideau Canal is now a popular natural playground, perfect for boating, paddling, fishing, camping, hiking and cycling the canal’s wooded pathways.

  • Laurier House National Historic Site

    Two of Canada’s most important Prime Ministers, Sir Wilfrid Laurier and the Rt. Hon. William Lyon Mackenzie King, resided in this Victorian Ottawa mansion where they entertained dignitaries and politicians while often conducting the nation’s business. 

Hours of operation

May 20th to June 23rd
Every day, from 10 am to 4 pm

Complete schedule


Free admission in 2017. Other fees still apply.
Detailed fees list

Contact us

Telephone: 613-923-5261
Toll-free: 1-888-773-8888