The health and safety of Canadians, visitors and Parks Canada team members is our top priority. We are only opening places and activities where risks can be managed, according to the advice of public health experts. For your safety, at all times, avoid all places, green spaces, day use areas and trails that are closed.

Please check the Parks Canada national information portal dedicated to COVID-19 for regular updates.

Update for July 13, 2020 - Re-opening of some national historic sites

As of July 13, some national historic sites will re-open with limited visitor services. Locations may reduce the number of visitors allowed to enter at one time, to ensure physical distancing. Some areas, rooms or buildings may remain closed for health and safety reasons.

Plan ahead by checking the location’s website before you travel.

Update for June 1, 2020 - Gradual reopening of Parks Canada places

As of June 1, some Parks Canada places began a safe, gradual reopening of some outdoor areas at national parks, national historic sites and national marine conservation areas. Openings will differ across the country.

This means:

  • As of June 1, you may be able to access certain Parks Canada places near you.
  • Access to some trails, day use areas, and green spaces at some locations will be permitted.
  • Group activities and public events are suspended until further notice.
  • Highways and roadways which pass through Parks Canada places will remain open.

We will continue to deliver services critical for Canadians, including highway maintenance, fire response, dam operations and water management on historic waterways, avalanche control, among others.

You are encouraged to purchase a Discovery Pass online before your visit as admission fees may be collected at the Parks Canada place you plan to visit.

Update for June 17, 2020 - Camping resumption

Starting June 22, 2020, Parks Canada will begin to offer some camping services at select national parks and national historic sites across the country. Initially, camping will be available only to visitors with existing reservations. Parks Canada will gradually begin to accept new online reservations for some campgrounds over the coming weeks.


As of June 1, Thousand Islands National Park began a gradual reopening of some outdoor areas, facilities and services. Please check our website regularly for the current status of this location and others.

Important information about your visit to Thousand Islands National Park

On June 17, mainland washroom at Mallorytown Landing and some island composting toilet facilities will be opened. As of June 19, the following park islands will be open: Beau Rivage, Aubrey, McDonald, Camelot, Georgina and Constance. Island tent camping will resume at reservable campsites starting June 22. Mallorytown Landing oTENTiks will open July 15. All island oTENTiks and non-reservable campsites remain closed for the season.

Please note that Island Attendants will not be selling seasonal mooring permits at docks. Mooring permits are being sold online or at the park visitor centre at Mallorytown Landing, 1121 - 1000 Islands Parkway. The visitor centre office is open daily 8:30 a.m. to 4 p.m.

Reservations for the remainder of the 2020 season for Thousand Islands will re-open on Monday June 29th, 2020 at 8:00 a.m. EDT.

Important updates

  • Maximum length of stay for mooring is 3 consecutive nights per island.
  • Due to COVID-19 precautions, Island Attendant staff will not be handling cash. Be prepared with exact change or a credit card.
What’s open or opening soon (updated July 13, 2020)
Mallorytown Landing
  • Visitor Centre - Office 
  • Day Use Green Space
  • Boat Launch 
    • Boat launch and parking fees in effect. Debit/credit payment available. Cash payment by self-registration only.
  • Docks
    • Day mooring permitted.
    • Overnight mooring permitted for vessels with onboard toilet facilities.
    • Rafting is not permitted.
    • Mooring fees in effect.
  • oTENTik accommodations Opening July 15, Available by reservation only.
  • Garbage Services
  • Trails
  • Washrooms
  • Visitor centre - interpretation, playground and barbecues will remain closed
Jones Creek Trails
  • Trails
  • Composting toilet will remain closed.
Landons Bay
  • Trails
  • Washroom will remain closed.
Beau Rivage Island
  • Docks 
    • Day and overnight mooring permitted.
    • Rafting is not permitted.
    • Mooring fees in effect. Island Attendants will administer payment.
  • Trails
  • Composting toilet. Visitors are encouraged to use onboard toilet facilities whenever possible.
  • Beaching is permitted.
  • Fire pits
  • Reservable campsites Opening June 22
  • Non-reservable campsites will remain closed.
McDonald Island
  • Docks 
    • Day and overnight mooring permitted.
    • Rafting is not permitted.
    • Mooring fees in effect. Island Attendants will administer payment.
  • Trails
  • Composting toilet. Visitors are encouraged to use onboard toilet facilities whenever possible.
  • Beaching is permitted.
  • Fire pits.
  • Reservable campsites.
  • Non-reservable campsites and oTENTik accommodations will remain closed.
Georgina Island
  • Docks
    • Day and overnight mooring permitted.
    • Rafting is not permitted.
    • Mooring fees in effect. Island Attendants will administer payment. 
  • Trails
  • Composting toilet. Visitors are encouraged to use onboard toilet facilities whenever possible.
  • Beaching is permitted.
  • Fire pits.
  • Reservable campsites.
Constance Island
  • Docks    
    • Day and overnight mooring permitted.
    • Rafting is not permitted.
    • Mooring fees in effect. Island Attendants will administer payment.
  • Trails
  • Composting toilet. Visitors are encouraged to use onboard toilet facilities whenever possible.
  • Beaching is permitted.
  • Fire pit.
Mermaid Island
  • Docks    
    •  
    • Day and overnight mooring permitted.
    • Rafting is not permitted.
    • Mooring fees in effect. Island Attendants will administer payment.
  • Trails
  • Composting toilet. Visitors are encouraged to use onboard toilet facilities whenever possible.
  • Beaching is permitted.
Camelot Island
  • Docks and Mooring Buoys
    • Day and overnight mooring permitted.
    • Rafting is not permitted.
    • Mooring fees in effect. Island Attendants will administer payment.
  • Trails
  • Composting toilet. Visitors are encouraged to use onboard toilet facilities whenever possible.
  • Beaching is permitted.
  • Fire pits.
  • Reservable campsites.
  • Non-reservable campsites will remain closed.
Aubrey Island
  • Docks
    • Day and overnight mooring permitted.
    • Rafting is not permitted.
    • Mooring fees in effect. Island Attendants will administer payment.
  • Trails
  • Composting toilet. Visitors are encouraged to use onboard toilet facilities whenever possible.
  • Beaching is permitted.
  • Fire pits.
  • Reservable campsites.
  • Non-reservable campsites will remain closed.
Gordon Island
  • Docks
    • Day and overnight mooring permitted. 
    • Rafting is not permitted.
    • Mooring fees in effect. Island Attendants will administer payment.
  • Camping docks
    • For use by camping reservation holders only – no other mooring permitted at this location
    • Rafting is not permitted.
    • Mooring fees in effect. Island Attendants will administer payment. 
  • Trails
  • Composting toilet. Visitors are encouraged to use onboard toilet facilities whenever possible.
  • Beaching is permitted.
  • Fire pits.
  • Reservable campsites.
  • Non-reservable campsites will remain closed.
Mulcaster Island
  • Main dock
    • No land access from this dock.
    • Day and overnight mooring permitted.
    • Overnight mooring permitted for vessels with onboard toilet facilities only.
    • Rafting is not permitted.
    • Mooring fees in effect. Island Attendants will administer payment. 
  • Camping dock
    • For use by camping reservation holders only – no other mooring permitted at this location
    • Rafting is not permitted.
    • Mooring fees in effect. Island Attendants will administer payment. 
  • Trails
  • Composting toilet.
  • Beaching is permitted.
  • Fire pits.
  • Reservable campsites.
Grenadier Island – Central
  • Dock
    • Day and overnight mooring permitted.
    • Overnight mooring permitted for vessels with onboard toilet facilities only.
    • Rafting is not permitted.
    • Mooring fees in effect. Island Attendants will administer payment.
  • Beaching is permitted.
  • Fire pit.
  • Washroom closed.
  • Campsites closed.
  • Ice is not available.
Grenadier Island – East
  • Camping dock
    • For use by camping reservation holders only – no other mooring permitted at this location
    • Rafting is not permitted.
    • Mooring fees in effect. Island Attendants will administer payment. 
  • Trails
  • Composting toilet. Visitors are encouraged to use onboard toilet facilities whenever possible.
  • Beaching is permitted.
  • Fire pits
  • Reservable campsites 
Grenadier Island – West
  • Dock
    • Day and overnight mooring permitted. 
    • Rafting is not permitted.
    • Mooring fees in effect. Island Attendants will administer payment.
  • Trails
  • Composting toilet. Visitors are encouraged to use onboard toilet facilities whenever possible.
  • Beaching is permitted.
Endymion Island
  • Docks 
    • Day and overnight mooring permitted. 
    • Rafting is not permitted.
    • Mooring fees in effect. Island Attendants will administer payment.
  • Mooring Buoys
    • Mooring fees in effect. Island Attendants will administer payment.
    • Rafting is not permitted.
  • Trails
  • Composting toilet. Visitors are encouraged to use onboard toilet facilities whenever possible.
  • Beaching is permitted.
Cedar Island
  • Docks 
    • Day and overnight mooring permitted.
    • Rafting is not permitted.
    • Mooring fees in effect. Island Attendants will administer payment.
  • Trails
  • Composting toilet. Visitors are encouraged to use onboard toilet facilities whenever possible.
  • Beaching is permitted.
  • Fire pit.
  • Campsites closed.
Milton Island
  • Docks 
    • Day and overnight mooring permitted.
    • Rafting is not permitted.
    • Mooring fees in effect. Island Attendants will administer payment. 
  • Composting toilet. Visitors are encouraged to use onboard toilet facilities whenever possible.
  • Beaching is permitted.
  • Fire pit.
  • Campsites closed.
Main Duck Island
  • Docks 
    • Day and overnight mooring permitted.
    • Rafting is not permitted.
    • Mooring fees in effect. 
  • Composting toilet. Visitors are encouraged to use onboard toilet facilities whenever possible.
  • Beaching is permitted.
  • Fire pit.
Thwartway Island mooring buoys only
  • Mooring Buoys
    • Mooring fees in effect. Island Attendants will administer payment.
    • Rafting is not permitted.
  • All island facilities remain closed
Adelaide Island mooring buoys only
  • Mooring Buoys    
    • Mooring fees in effect. Island Attendants will administer payment.
    • Rafting is not permitted.
  • All island facilities remain closed
What’s closed (updated July 13, 2020)
 

Hill Island (Batterman’s Point)

Stovin Island 

The administration offices are closed to the public except for deliveries.

Camping during COVID-19
  • Please note that camping in Thousand Islands National Park is currently by reservation only.
  • Reservable tent camping on Beau Rivage, McDonald, Georgina, Constance, Camelot, Aubrey, Gordon and Mulcaster Islands will resume starting June 22, 2020. 
  • Camping, firepits and composting toilets will be available at these locations starting June 22, 2020. 
  • All island oTENTiks and non-reservable campsites remain closed for the season. Reservations for island oTENTiks will be fully refunded automatically. Please note that there may be a delay in the refund due to volume.
  • The oTENTiks at Mallorytown Landing will open July 15, 2020. Reservations prior to July 15 will be fully refunded automatically. Please note that there may be a delay in the refund due to volume.
  • Equipment rental has been suspended for now. 
Your safety when visiting 
  • Parks Canada is asking Canadians to stay home and support the national effort to limit the spread of COVID-19.
  • Keep a healthy space of 2 metres between you and others.
  • To protect yourself during your visit, please bring your own hand sanitizer. A reusable mask is recommended for areas where physical distance cannot be maintained. Outdoor areas like picnic tables, red chairs, composters and hand railings are not being regularly cleaned. Practice good hygiene like regular hand-washing.
  • Items like disposable gloves and disinfectant wipes can be helpful, but please ensure these are being disposed of properly. More than ever, Parks Canada requires your help to keep trails and facilities free of garbage.
  • Maintaining physical distance on trails and docks is your responsibility.
  • Beware of ticks.
  • Be extra cautious when engaging in any activities to avoid injury and/or getting lost to help minimize the demands placed on emergency response, search and rescue teams, and on the health care system.
  • Leave no trace when you visit outdoor spaces. Please take all your garbage with you or place it in the provided receptacles, and help keep these places clean.
  • Abide by all travel advisories and health recommendations.
  • Review the parks rules and regulations.

Stay informed

Parks Canada is working with provincial counterparts, local municipalities and communities to keep visitors and residents informed and safe.

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