Fire ban in effect. Risk of wildfire is high due to hot and dry conditions. As of June 5, there is a 10 am to 7 pm fire ban for all properties in Thousands Islands National Park.
Thousand Islands National Park
Journey to the picturesque granite islands and rugged shorelines of Thousand Islands National Park. Explore secluded bays by kayak or boat, camp or picnic by the river, or learn about the region's biodiversity and rich Indigenous heritage from the vantage point of wooded trails and rocky lookouts.
2023 reservations launch
Island camping and oTENTik reservations can be made as of March 21, 2023 at 8 am EST.
Apply today to join the Parks Canada team!
Attention students! Thousand Islands National Park is looking for student interpreters, mainland and island visitor services team members and an administration student.
Paddling in the Thousand Islands
Bring your own boat or rent one locally to explore the islands.
Visiting Thousand Islands National Park
Activities and experiences
Things to do, trails, programs, paddling, boating, red chairs and more.
Plan your visit
How to get here, maps, facilities and services and weather.
Camping and overnight accommodations
Campsites and oTENTiks.
Make a reservation for campsites and oTENTiks.
Daily visitor fees, camping, boat launch and mooring fees, and more. Free admission for youth.
Seasonal and annual admission passes.
Safety and guidelines
Important bulletins, wildlife, camping and water safety, and park regulations.
About Thousand Islands National Park
Nature and science
Conservation and science, R.A.R.E project, animals, plants, the environment, and research.
Culture and history
History, cultural landscape, designation information.
Stewardship and management
Contact information, jobs, public consultations, plans, business licenses and policies.
Contact Thousand Islands National Park
For emergencies within the park:
Police, Fire, Ambulance (emergency only): 911
Wildlife incidents/Wildfires: 1-877-852-3100
Hours of operation
May 19 to September 4, 2023
Self-serve registration available
Visitor Centre office and washrooms open: 9:00 am to 4:00 pm
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Thousand Islands National Park
Granite islands speckle the St. Lawrence River in a transition zone between Canadian Shield and Adirondack Mountains. Explore by boating, paddling, or hiking. Awesome Thousand Islands National Park awaits, a few hours from Toronto or Montreal.
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