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Thousand Islands National Park of Canada

General Information

2 Co. Rd 5, RR 3
Mallorytown, ON K0E 1R0

phone: 613-923-5261
toll free phone: 888-773-8888
email: [email protected]
website: parkscanada.gc.ca/ti


Established by the Federal Government in 1904, Thousand Islands was the first National Park east of the Canadian Rockies. Located between Kingston and Brockville, it consists of more than 21 islands and a mainland base at Mallorytown Landing. Most islands have docks, trails, shelters and camping facilities. Access to islands is by boat only, but if you don’t have your own, take the opportunity to experience paddling into the park. Come discover the Visitor Centre at Mallorytown Landing, which features aquariums and small live animals, a kids activity area, a playground, a theatre and special exhibits.

Operating: May to October


There’s nothing better than pitching your tent on an island to feel like you’ve reached the ends of the earth. The park offers 61 rustic campsites, spread over several islands. Access to the islands is by boat only, campers must arrange their own transportation. Facilities vary from island to island, please visit the park website to look into facilities and services and pick the island that best suits your needs. Potable water is only available on the mainland at Mallorytown Landing and on the Island Central Grenadier.

Operating: May to October

Number of Sites: 61
Boat Launch
Pet Friendly
Tent Sites
Water/Sewer Hookup


A cross between a tent and a rustic cabin, the new Parks Canada oTENTik accommodations provide a camping experience made easy! Fully equipped with beds and mattresses for six people, a table and chairs, lighting, a cellphone charging station and even a charcoal barbeque, all you have to bring is your sleeping bags, dishes and whatever food you’ll need to satisfy your gang’s appetite after a day spent outdoors! Five oTENTik accommodations at Mallorytown Landing are accessible by car and five other are located on Gordon Island (2) and McDonald Island (3) (accessible only by boat) and provide an incredible view of the river.

Operating: May to October

Number of Units: 10 (5 on mainland and 5 on the Islands, accessible by boats only)
Boat Launch


More than 21 island areas from Brockville to Kingston in the St. Lawrence River. A range of facilities such as docks, trails, shelters, privies and campsites and OTENTiks, a cross between a tent and cabin, vary from island to island. Access to all National Park islands is by boat only. The park does not offer water transportation. The mainland base area of the park is located at Mallorytown Landing on the 1000 Islands Parkway. The Visitor Centre and exhibits offer a window on the Thousand Islands. Enjoy a leisurely picnic and walk along the nature trail. The “Landing” also offers a good launch ramp, dockage, parking facilities and a place to stay in the OTENTik.

Operating: May to October