So what’s there to do in the winter? We get asked that question all the time.

First off, there is the outdoor stuff, much of which is covered over at our Outdoor experience page.

For indoor fun to keep the kids happy, head to the Aquatarium, a state-of-the-art learning and discovery center created to inspire wonder and curiosity about all that there is to see and do in the 1000 Islands. The Aquatarium includes a tank where you can communicate with divers as well as kids games, a replica of an island post office and more.

No kids? No problem! Winter is the perfect time to sneak off to the tasting rooms and lounges stocked with wines, brews and spirits made from right here in the 1000 Islands. Keep an eye on the craft beverage spots for entertainment too; trivia nights, food pairings and live music get sprinkled throughout the winter as a way to keep customers coming in the door.

Want to explore a little more? Several art museums and private galleries stay open throughout the winter. The feeling is if the artist is in-house working, why not keep the door open? It’s a neat opportunity to not only see art inspired by the beautiful 1000 Islands but to interact directly with the artists!

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1000 Islands Helicopter Tours

1000 Islands History Museum

1812 Brewing Company

Agnes Etherington Art Centre

Aquatarium at Tall Ships Landing

Arbru Brewery

Blue Rock Charters

Brock Trail

Brockville Arts Centre

Brockville Museum

Busted Grapes

Cape Vincent Historical Museum

Clayton Distillery

Clayton Opera House

Copper Top Stables Boarding & Indoor Arena

Coyote Moon Vineyards

Crooked Creek Preserve and Macsherry Trail

Cross Island Farms

Dark Island Spirits

Disabled Persons Action Organization Concerts

Dry Hill Ski Area

El Dorado Shores Nature Preserve

Escape Brockville

Escape the Mystery Room

Frontenac County Schools Museum

Fulford Place Museum

Gananoque Inn & Spa

General Jacob Brown Mansion

Grand Lake Reserve and Hiking Trails

Grand Theatre

Gray’s Creek Conservation Area

Grindstone Island Preserves, Potters Beach, and Nature Trail

Henderson Historical Society Museum

Historic Murals of Athens

Historical Association of South Jefferson

Home Again Alpaca Farm

Jefferson County Historical Society – Paddock Mansion

Kelly Curry’s Studios featuring St. Lawrence Pottery and Born on a Buoy Art Gallery

Kingston Symphony Association

Lemoine Point Conservation Area

Mac Johnson Wildlife Area

Marc A.F. Baker Island Preserve

Michael Ringer’s St. Lawrence Gallery

Miller Museum of Geology

Minna Anthony Common Nature Center

Modern Fuel Artist-Run Centre

Museum of Health Care at Kingston

Old Stone Mill National Historic Site

Ontario Parks

Otter Creek Preserve and Nature Trail

Otter Creek Winery

River Wellness Center

Roswell P. Flower Memorial Library

S. Gerald Ingerson Preserve and Sissy Danforth Rivergate Trail

Saint Lawrence Spirits

Sci-Tech Center

Shorelines Casino Thousand Islands

South Nation River Conservation Authority (SNRCA)

St. Lawrence River Outfitters

The Cape Vincent Brewing Co, Inc.

The Cape Winery

The Escape Works

The Gallery – Fine Art

Thompson Park

Thousand Islands Land Trust (TILT)

Thousand Islands Museum

Thousand Islands Snowmobile Club

Thousand Islands State Parks Region

Thousand Islands Winery

Tug Hill Region – NYS Tug Hill Commission

Upper Canada Migratory Bird Sanctuary & Campsite

Upper Canada Playhouse

Upper Canada Village

Wellesley Island State Park

Wood Boat Brewery

Zenda Farms Preserve, Community Garden and MacFarlane Trail

Zoo New York