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St. Lawrence Islands National Park
Vacation Travel Guide

Explore the islands, islets and peninsulas that dot the St. Lawrence River between Kingston and Brockville.

Scattered throughout the St. Lawrence River National Park are lusciously vegetated islands, ranging from tiny rock formations to cascading mountains and fields, many with small abandoned settlements on them. Tour the Thousand Islands, one of the most popular natural attractions in Ontario.

Visit the St. Lawrence River National Park between May and mid-October for full access to the park’s many services. Specific winter sports are offered throughout the colder months, including cross-country, skiing and snowshoeing. Many trails and offices operate in the park year-round. Embark on a hike from one of the trails that depart from Brockville or Kingston, the two major towns in the area. Drive across the International Bridge or along the Thousands Islands Parkway for spectacular vistas throughout the park.

Charter a boat from Brockville to see the park from the water. The region is rich in aquatic species, making fishing and diving popular activities on the river. Join a dive tour to see some of the most revered freshwater wreck dive sites in the world. See how many of the 21 granite islands and many smaller rock formations you can find during the day.

Discover the rich heritage as you explore the islands, which have long been important areas for the Haudenosaunee and Mississauga Anishinaabe people. Visit the historic sites on the islands as you explore the pitch pine forests that surround them. Embark on one of the popular Jones Creek Trails for a full day of exploring the park on foot. Along the trail you can reach the park’s campgrounds, scattered across multiple islands.

While this stunning national park spans over 50 miles (80 kilometers) along the St. Lawrence River, it has only 6 square miles (9 square kilometers) of land.

The St. Lawrence River National Park stretches between Kingston and Brockville and can easily be reached by car, boat or bus. Access to a car gives you full mobility throughout the park’s various regions. Parking is available throughout the area.

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B & B Tekdiv
B & B Tekdiv
3 out of 5
24 Selton School Rd., Lansdowne, Leeds and the Thousand Islands, ON
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Situated in Leeds and the Thousand Islands, this bed & breakfast is 0.6 mi (1 km) from Thousand Islands National Park and within 6 mi (10 km) of 1000 Islands ...

4.5/5Wonderful! (119 reviews)

"We visited the area to do some late fall kayaking in the Thousand Islands. The host was very welcoming and prepared delicious breakfasts every day. The room and amenities were well laid out and appointed with original art. I would recommend to anyone visiting the area. Lastly, we were able to bring ..."…"

Reviewed on Oct 14, 2020

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Capricorn Motel Royale Thousand Islands
Capricorn Motel Royale Thousand Islands
2.5 out of 5
108 Ivy Lea Road, Leeds and the Thousand Islands, ON
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Situated in Leeds and the Thousand Islands, this golf motel is 2 mi (3.2 km) from Thousand Islands National Park and 2.9 mi (4.7 km) from Smuggler's Glen Golf ...

4/5Very Good! (100 reviews)

"Nice no frills hotel, clean and friendly service."…"

Reviewed on Aug 30, 2020

Capricorn Motel Royale Thousand Islands
Best view of St Lawrence from own Pvt Island June & Sept 2021 available
Best view of St Lawrence from own Pvt Island June & Sept 2021 available
Leeds and the Thousand Islands, ON
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Situated on the waterfront, this cottage is 0.1 mi (0.1 km) from Lake Ontario and 1.9 mi (3 km) from Smuggler's Glen Golf Course. Thousand Islands National Park ...

4.6/5Exceptional! (36 reviews)
Very relaxing

"Our experience was excellent. Beautiful views. Cottage was comfy. Watching the sunset in the evening and sunrise in the morning was very nice. One of the features I enjoyed on the property were the many places to relax either on the deck facing the cove or at the fire pit watching the sun go down. ..."…"

Reviewed on Oct 1, 2020

Best view of St Lawrence from own Pvt Island June & Sept 2021 available
Lowest nightly price found within the past 24 hours based on a 1 night stay for 2 adults. Prices and availability subject to change. Additional terms may apply.

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B & B Tekdiv
B & B Tekdiv
3 out of 5
24 Selton School Rd., Lansdowne, Leeds and the Thousand Islands, ON
B & B Tekdiv
Capricorn Motel Royale Thousand Islands
Capricorn Motel Royale Thousand Islands
2.5 out of 5
108 Ivy Lea Road, Leeds and the Thousand Islands, ON
Capricorn Motel Royale Thousand Islands
Best view of St Lawrence from own Pvt Island June & Sept 2021 available
Best view of St Lawrence from own Pvt Island June & Sept 2021 available
Leeds and the Thousand Islands, ON
Best view of St Lawrence from own Pvt Island June & Sept 2021 available
The Glen House Resort Ltd
The Glen House Resort Ltd
3.5 out of 5
409 Thousand Islands Parkway, Leeds and the Thousand Islands, ON
The Glen House Resort Ltd
Watermark Waterfront Cottages
Watermark Waterfront Cottages
3.5 out of 5
345 Thousand Islands Pkwy, Leeds and the Thousand Islands, ON
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Riverview B&B
Riverview B&B
3 out of 5
255 Thousand Islands Parkway, Gananoque, Leeds and the Thousand Islands, ON
The price is $110 per night from Mar 19 to Mar 20
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Holiday Inn Express Hotel & Suites Gananoque
Holiday Inn Express Hotel & Suites Gananoque
2.5 out of 5
777 King St E, Gananoque, ON
The price is $111 per night from Feb 27 to Feb 28
Holiday Inn Express Hotel & Suites Gananoque
Directly on St. Lawrence, With private beach and FREE boat docking and WIFI!
Directly on St. Lawrence, With private beach and FREE boat docking and WIFI!
Leeds and the Thousand Islands, ON
Directly on St. Lawrence, With private beach and FREE boat docking and WIFI!
Directly on St. Lawrence, With private beach and FREE boat docking and WIFI!
Directly on St. Lawrence, With private beach and FREE boat docking and WIFI!
Leeds and the Thousand Islands, ON
Directly on St. Lawrence, With private beach and FREE boat docking and WIFI!
Lowest nightly price found within the past 24 hours based on a 1 night stay for 2 adults. Prices and availability subject to change. Additional terms may apply.