Thousand Islands National Park of Canada

Effortless Escape in the Islands
Paddling the cool waters of Thousand Islands National Park is nearly effortless with the help of regional outfitters.
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Effortless Escape in the Islands

There’s nothing like escaping into the Canadian outdoors to help you unwind and reconnect with your loved ones. Paddling the cool waters of Thousand Islands National Park is nearly effortless with the help of regional outfitters. Experienced guides take care of every detail, from introductory lessons to en route snacks. The fresh air is good for the body and soul and trip planning is a breeze. To really indulge, opt in for a gourmet picnic of bioregional delicacies. As the sun sinks, return to shore refreshed and recharged.

Regional Outfitters

Island Facilities

  • Thousand Islands National Park welcomes outfitters and visitors to enjoy park islands on their trip.
  • Docks, beaching sites, composting toilets and picnic tables are available on all serviced islands.
  • Drinking water, ice, and bathrooms with electricity and flush toilets are available on Central Grenadier Island.
  • Knowledgeable island attendants circulate throughout the islands to serve you and maintain facilities, sell firewood, assist with fee payment, help with concerns, and do their best to make your experience a positive one.
  • Enjoy hiking trails, campfire pits, and great swimming on the islands.
  • See our facilities and services page for more information.

Fees

  • Fees for visitors include beaching fees and, if relevant, camping and firewood fees. Beaching fees may be included in the price of a guided tour. Otherwise, guides will assist you with the payment of fees on the island. See our park fees page for more information.
  • Payment options for self-registration permits:
    • At the Mallorytown Landing Visitor Centre with cash, debit, credit or a cheque made out to the Receiver General for Canada. Signs on the deposit boxes outline the fee details and instructions for self-registration.
    • Otherwise, self-register on the islands at the green deposit boxes located near most docks. Fees can be paid by cash, credit or a cheque made out to the Receiver General for Canada. Signs on the deposit boxes outline the fee details and instructions for self-registration.
  • Fees remain in the park and are used to improve facilities and services.

For Your Comfort and Safety

  • Black legged ticks, potential carriers of Lyme disease and Human Granulocytic Anaplasmosis, are common in Eastern Ontario and Thousand Islands National Park. Please visit our Ticks and Your Health page for more information on how to protect yourself.
  • Garbage and recycling service and generator use is available on limited islands. Visitors who want a more natural park experience can enjoy generator-free islands that have a pack-in, pack-out policy in place. Identify these islands on our facilities and services page.
  • 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.
  • The water of the St. Lawrence River and other surface water in the area may carry bacteria. Water should be filtered and then treated or boiled before drinking or bring your own drinking water. For more information regarding drinking water please refer to Health Canada’s website.
  • Be sure that you are well prepared and that you have all the right gear to make every outing safe and enjoyable. Visit AdventureSmart for more details.
  • See our Visitor Safety page for complete park rules and regulations.