Nature and science
As a small protected area in the heart of the Thousand Islands, Thousand Islands National Park works to promote sustainable recreation while protecting the land and wildlife that make the area a popular tourist destination. The park is located in an area of rich biodiversity and is home to many species at risk.
Thousand Islands National Park consists of several ecologically important mainland properties and more than 20 islands between Kingston and Brockville. The Visitor Centre at Mallorytown Landing provides an introduction to the park with a hiking trail, interpretive programs, exhibits, and activities for the whole family.
The park is a key regional partner in encouraging sustainable lifestyles and in protecting the ecosystems of the Frontenac Arch Biosphere Reserve. The Biosphere Reserve, officially designated by the United Nations in 2002, recognizes the region as a place where people live, work, and enjoy a variety of economic and recreational activities based on respect for the environment.
Established in 1904 as the first Canadian national park east of the Rockies, Thousand Islands National Park celebrated its centennial in 2004. The unique ecosystem of the park will be preserved as a legacy for the next century and beyond.
You are invited to experience Thousand Islands National Park and enjoy the beauty of this fascinating region!
Come discover this natural environment for yourself – you’ll see why it was so critical to protect it and why this territory warranted being designated a national park.
Discover unique features
The mosaic of islands and shoreline properties that make up the park provide a wide variety of habitats for species, including many species at risk.
Human activities conducted on the territory prior to the creation of the park have had a deep impact on the status of its ecosystems.