Known internationally as an area of spectacular vistas, the 1000 Islands and St. Lawrence Seaway offer visitors a multitude of activities from festivals and events, outdoor recreation, wonderful shopping and dining, world-class attractions and so much more.
U.S. visitors can access the region at any of three international bridge border crossings. Kingston is the western gateway to the beauty of the Islands and the largest city in the region.
Take a 1000 Islands cruise available from Kingston, Gananoque, Rockport or Brockville and cruise among the more than 1870 Islands - (yes, there's actually more than 1000) and see the spectacular island homes up close.
For years the 1000 Islands have been a millionaire's playground with many making this area their summer retreat. The grandest structure in the Islands is Boldt Castle located on Heart Island. Accessible by water taxi, tour and private boats, the castle has been restored and features the Boldt Yacht House on Wellesley Island and six impressive structures.
And of course, the 1000 Islands and St. Lawrence Seaway are a great place to enjoy the water - boating, sailing, canoeing, kayaking, jet skiing, scuba diving, water taxis, charters, casino and cruises are all here. The St. Lawrence River is a major inland water route for majestic ocean-going ships. The Iroquois Locks, the only locks in the St. Lawrence Seaway system to be located in Eastern Ontario, are a great place to see majestic Lakers and ocean vessels from all over the world.
The 1000 Islands and St. Lawrence Seaway – a world class destination waiting to be explored.