Prescribed fire scheduled for May 8th on Gordon Island
The park is planning to conduct a prescribed fire on Gordon Island May 8th, 2015, based on weather conditions. The fire, approximately 5 hectares, will begin the process of restoring the island back to a mostly deciduous red oak forest. As this is an early season fire, smoke direction will be influenced by the spring winds, which will be blowing from the south-west, pushing the smoke north east. Depending on wind strength and other weather factors, there is a potential for some smoke from the fire to reach the mainland north-east of Gordon Island at ground level. Most smoke is expected to be confined to 500 metres around Gordon Island.
Riverside oTENTik camping
Wake up to sunlight glinting on water, a panorama of green islands, and a full day of family adventure ahead. Five new oTENTik roofed accommodations at Mallorytown Landing provide the perfect base for exploring the Thousand Islands. Nearby: park visitor centre, hiking trails, and a 37-km paved bicycle trail. Bring your sleeping bag, cooking equipment and food, and we’ll provide the rest – including a beautiful waterfront view!
Parks Canada oTENTik accommodations and campsites can also be reserved on park islands.
Camping Equipment Rentals
Thousand Islands National Park is working in partnership with 1000 Islands Kayaking Company to provide tents, sleeping mats and cooking equipment to encourage a new generation of campers.
Insect superheroes at the Visitor Centre
With over one million species discovered to date, insects are phenomenally successful. They are real superheroes and have developed some terrific adaptations and strategies that allow them to live almost everywhere and to be incredibly effective at defending, feeding and reproducing themselves. Explore the amazing world of insects and meet live specimens from Montreal’s Insectarium at Thousand Islands National Park’s Mallorytown Landing visitor centre.
Parka is the proud founder of Club Parka, a series of activities that encourage you to explore, discover, learn and have fun! Aimed at children aged 1 to 5 and their families. Take part in picking Parka’s path and finding her way through the maze, explore with Parka, colour her picture, do Parka puzzles, and play eye spy with Parka.
Parks Canada Xplorers²
Xplorers² is designed for teens, but don't let age hold you back. Whether you're artistic, athletic, goofy, or just plain curious, there's a challenge for you. Do any or all of the challenges during your visit. If you like a challenge, snap a photo or video, and share it with friends. Connect with other Xplorers using the hashtag #XPLR2.