Travelling to 1000 Islands, Canada, Ontario
Located at the confluence of the St. Lawrence River and Lake Ontario, the 1,000 Islands are one of Ontario’s most coveted cottage rental destinations. The First Nations of the region aptly describe the Thousand Islands as the “Garden of the Great Spirit” and there are cottage rentals scattered throughout the archipelago.
At Thousand Islands National Park, hiking and snowshoeing are popular activities in the summer and winter, respectively. The St Lawrence River and Lake Ontario lend themselves perfectly to boating, fishing, paddling, diving, and kite surfing, among other water sports. The area is also a preferred destination of golfers, who will be well served at the area’s over 30 golf courses.
Dotted with apple orchards and vineyards, the area is noted for its burgeoning food and wine scene, and with plenty of waterfront restaurants and cafés there is no shortage of places to retire to after a day out on the water. The region is also a hub of arts and culture, with charming boutiques, galleries and the notable Thousand Island Playhouse.
Under three hours’ drive from Toronto, Montreal and Ottawa, the Thousand Islands is a popular place to rent a cottage in Ontario.