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Thousand Islands National Park of Canada

Parks Canada oTENTik

New! Parks Canada oTENTik

A cross between a tent and a rustic cabin, Parks Canada oTENTik is a relaxing, easier way to experience camping. The oTENTik accommodations on park islands provide an ideal base camp and private retreat for paddlers exploring the Thousand Islands, or some extra living space for boaters who want to share a getaway with friends and family.

Thousand Islands National Park now offers Parks Canada oTENTik camping accomodations. Three oTENTik accommodations are available on McDonald Island and two on Gordon Island, as well as five oTENTik accommodations on the mainland at Mallorytown Landing.

At Mallorytown Landing, campers can try out an oTENTik accommodation in a riverside, drive-up location. With just the right mix of comfort and simplicity, Parks Canada oTENTik will make you feel right at home, but far away from the everyday.

Equipment Provided

Mother and son play flashlights in the oTENTik bunking area
oTENTik makes camping fun and comfortable.
© Parks Canada

Inside each tent:

  • Sleeping area for up to 6 people
  • A table and seating for 6 people
  • Solar powered lighting
  • Fire extinguisher, smoke and carbon monoxide detectors
  • Broom and dustpan
  • Please note: there is no plumbing or running water in the tents

On each campsite:

  • Tent with front deck
  • Fire pit
  • Picnic table
  • Muskoka chairs
  • Charcoal barbecue and food preparation station


  • A large picnic shelter
  • Washrooms (Mallorytown Landing) and composting toilets (all locations)
  • Water taps (Mallorytown Landing)
  • Firewood for purchase

What to Bring

(This list is not exhaustive)

Camping using a Otentik
© backcountry with the kids
  • Sleeping bags, blankets and pillows
  • Food, drinks, and a water container
  • Cooking equipment, dishes, eating utensils and a cooler
  • Slippers or indoor shoes
  • Flashlights
  • Insect repellent
  • Matches or a lighter

Camping equipment rentals can be made through 1000 Islands Kayaking Company. Fully equipped camping kits or partially equipped camping kits are available.

A Few Rules

In addition to the national park’s camping regulations, Parks Canada oTENTik users must follow a few additional rules:

  • For your safety, no food preparation, food or drink storage, or cooking is allowed inside the tent. Please store all food and related items in the food storage locker provided.
  • Smoking is not permitted within the tents
  • Pets are not allowed in the tents
  • To protect our forests from the Emerald Ash Borer, all firewood MUST be purchased in the park. Firewood cannot be moved into or out of the park. Collecting firewood from the forest is prohibited.

Access to the islands is by boat only and campers must arrange their own transportation. All vessels must have a valid mooring or beaching permit. These permits are NOT included with camping or oTENTik fees and must be purchased on arrival at the island.

For detailed information regarding Park facilities and services, please view the Facilities and Services Chart

See our park fees page for a full list of fees.

Boy standing on a rock
© backcountry with the kids