Relax by the river at Mallorytown Landing
Thousand Islands National Park welcomes you to relax and play on the breezy banks of the St. Lawrence River. From community picnics to family reunions to an impromptu outing, Mallorytown Landing has all the ingredients for family fun: new barbeque facilities and a beautiful gazebo, interactive indoor and outdoor exhibits, live animals that kids of all ages can touch and hold, nature programs, and a playground. Park interpreters are available to share stories of the park and, chances are, you’ll be busy making memories and stories of your own!
Located conveniently between Montreal, Toronto and Ottawa, the Mallorytown Landing Day Use Area is a perfect meeting point for families, community groups, and casual receptions. Picnic facilities can be reserved free of charge.
Plan your trip
- Every summer family and friends gather at Mallorytown Landing to celebrate Aboriginal Day, Parks Day, Canada Day and the Thousand Islands Fine Arts Association Art Show. Check out the Calendar of Events page for more information.
- Barbecues are available for picnickers and communal picnic tables can accommodate large groups. Picnic facilities can be reserved free of charge.
- Five new oTENTik roofed accommodations at Mallorytown Landing provide the perfect base for exploring the Thousand Islands. Wake up to sunlight glinting on water, a panorama of green islands, and a full day of family adventure ahead.
- Children ages 6 to 11 can become Official Parks Canada Xplorers by participating in fun activities at the visitor centre. Learn more on our Parks Canada Xplorers page.
- Geocaching is a worldwide activity where participants hunt for hidden treasures with GPS units. The Get Me Geocaching program teaches visitors how to use a GPS to find geocaches. GPS units are available for loan and the program is free.
- Learn about what the Thousand Islands means from a First Nations perspective in Voices of Akwesasne, a series of video vignettes playing at the visitor centre.
- The Mohawk Thanksgiving Address has been commemorated in a rock carving at Mallorytown Landing’s scenic lookout. Each image in the carving is also carved into rocks scattered around the grounds. See if you can find them all.
- The visitor centre is home to examples of park wildlife. Take an opportunity to see or touch frogs, turtles, fish, and snakes.
- Our Thousand Islands-themed playground gets kids rowing like a “river rat” in a landlocked boat, swinging in a bird’s nest swing, and basking like a turtle on a climbing rock.
- Interpretive panels on the visitor centre grounds celebrate Leaders on the Landscape – local residents who champion a conservation ethic. Join the ongoing story of visitors who help protect this beautiful area for future generations.
- Butterfly gardens and bird boxes attract wildlife. Borrow a guide book from the visitor centre and try to identify what you see.
- A 40-metre mural by artist Jan Swaren celebrates Mallorytown Landing visitors. Osprey sculptures made of recycled material by artist Alanna Baird soar overhead.
- Boats and kayaks can launch, beach, and dock at Mallorytown Landing.
- Escape the daily grind on 2-km of hiking trails with easy and moderate loops through a red pine plantation and rocky mixed forest.
- For hours and location, check out the Visitor Information page.