Saint Lawrence Islands National Park

Description

Established in 1904 as the first Canadian national park east of the Rockies, St. Lawrence Islands National Park includes mainland and over 20 island properties between Kingston and Brockville. The park is located in the heart of the Thousand Islands, in an area of rich biodiversity and is home to many species at risk.

What to see and do on the mainland: the park’s visitor center at Mallorytown Landing is located along the scenic 22-mile long 1000 Islands Parkway, which parallels the St. Lawrence River. Visitors can meet live native snakes, fish, frogs, and other animals, explore new exhibits, and watch video vignettes of the areas’ First Nations communities. Kids can participate in the Xplorer’s program, while teens and adults can try out “Get Me Geocaching” - a learn to geocache program - free of charge.

Facilities at the visitor center consist of ample picnic tables, barbecues, a playground, outdoor exhibits and artwork, a gazebo, a boat launch, and a beautiful waterfront view along the St. Lawrence River. Washrooms, a pay phone, plenty of parking, trail maps, and nearby trails make St. Lawrence Islands National Park the ideal rest-stop destination for families, groups, picnickers, hikers, and geocachers alike. Leashed pets are allowed. Parking fee applicable.

What to see and do on the islands: the park’s islands are like tiny jewels, each one unique, and rich with complex natural and human history. Visitors can take their own boat, kayak or canoe to the islands or they can rent a boat or take a water taxi from various points along the mainland (not available at visitor center). Some islands have first-come, first-serve campsites or group camping and are host to trails and picnic areas. The islands offer visitors with the opportunity to relax and recharge amidst the rugged landscapes, island clusters, rocky cliffs, shipwrecks, and wetlands. Leashed pets allowed. Camping, docking, beaching, and mooring fees where applicable. Contact park or see website for details.

Address

2 Country Rd 5
Ontario, Canada K0E 1R0

Lat/Long

44.35646800, -75.97866300
Visit Website
(613) 923-5261

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