Thousand Islands, Ontario, Canada
Thousand Islands is the name of an archipelago of islands that straddle the Canada-U.S. border in the Saint Lawrence River as it emerges from the northeast corner of Lake Ontario. They stretch for about 50 miles (80 km) downstream from Kingston, Ontario. The Canadian islands are in the province of Ontario, the U.S. islands in the state of New York. The islands, which number 1,864 in all, range in size from over 40 square miles (100 km2) to smaller islands occupied by a single residence, to even smaller uninhabited outcroppings of rocks that are home to migratory waterfowl.
The 1000 Islands is an internationally renowned destination for tourists. The appeals of the region include its scenic beauty, recreational diversity and cultural activities. Inhabitants as well as tourists from around the world come to this community to fish, sail, camp, golf, scuba-dive, cycle, hike, canoe, paint and photograph the wild beauty of the St. Lawrence River.The most unique feature of the Thousand Islands is their proximity to each other where entire micro ecosystem develop due to their location. The entire area is heavily developed and private property punctuates the cruising grounds.
Things to see and do
* Boldt Castle
* Thousand Islands Bridge
* Potter’s Beach – Grindstone Island
* Singer Castle – Dark Island
* Lake of the Isles
Cruise Season – May - Nov
Currency – US Dollar (US$)
Language – English
Electricity – 2 perpendicular flat pins USA style or with a round pin below
Time – GMT minus five hours
International Country Telephone Code – 1
Travel Links – Thousand Islands are accessible by ferry.