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Thousand Islands National Park officially opened for visitor season

Thousand Islands National Park officially opened for visitor season

Mallorytown – Whether you’re looking for adventure, fun science activities for the whole family, a chance to explore history, or a break from the everyday, Parks Canada has 450 000 km² of protected areas with countless unique experiences to suit your needs.

On May 17, Thousand Islands National Park officially opened for the 2019 visitor season. This year, Thousand Islands National Park is pleased to include Mohawk stories in two new programs showcasing the river environment of the Thousand Islands. The Island View Hike at Landon Bay can be booked by groups who want to learn about local Indigenous connections to this special and inspiring place. Additionally, a Voyageur Canoe excursion, featuring river ecology and Indigenous knowledge, will paddle from the Mallorytown Landing Visitor Centre on select weekends. There is something for everyone to do, from youngest to wisest!

In celebration of the International Year of Indigenous Languages, Canadians are encouraged to help support the revitalization of Indigenous languages in Canada, and are invited to visit Parks Canada places to learn about Indigenous languages, knowledge, cultures, and traditions. You can also come celebrate National Indigenous Day at the park on June 15. In doing so, together we create new opportunities for Canadians to better understand the histories of Indigenous peoples in Canada.

Parks Canada places belong to all Canadians. That is why the Government of Canada is pleased to continue to offer free admission to all Parks Canada’s places for people aged 17 and under. By encouraging young people to discover nature and connect with history, we can help to inspire the next generation of stewards for these protected places.

“Warm weather is finally here. It’s the perfect time to head back outside and reconnect with the places we love. Parks Canada has so many wonderful places where Canadians and visitors to Canada can explore our nature and learn about our culture and history. So let’s get outdoors, visit our national parks, historic sites, or marine conservation areas, taking advantage of discovering the places in Canada we love best.” said The Honourable Catherine McKenna, Minister of Environment and Climate Change and Minister responsible for Parks Canada

Parks Canada continues to offer free admission to new Canadian citizens for one year through the Institute for Canadian Citizenship’s Canoo mobile app. Visiting Parks Canada’s national heritage places is a great way for Canadians to experience the outdoors and learn more about our environment and heritage.

Parks Canada staff are excited to welcome new and returning guests to experience all Thousand Islands has to offer.

Quick Facts

  • Rising water levels on the St. Lawrence River may impact some park dock facilities. As a result, the boat launch at Mallorytown Landing is currently closed, as are some of the island docks. Boaters planning to visit Thousand Islands National Park are encouraged to check for updates on the park website and follow @TINationalPark on Facebook and Twitter.
  • Thousand Islands National Park is seeking public input into the future of this incredible natural oasis as part of the park management planning process. Anyone interested in helping shape the future of the park is invited to complete this online survey or attend an open house at the Mallorytown Community Centre on Friday, May 24 ( 5 p.m.-7 p.m.), and Saturday, May 25 (10 a.m. to 2 p.m.) at the Mallorytown Community Centre, 76 County Road 5, Mallorytown, Ontario.
  • The latest Parks Canada app update makes trip planning for Parks Canada locations across the country even easier for first time visitors. Visitors can now find Learn to Camp content in the app and can obtain information on proper camping equipment, tips, and recipes. Visitors can even plan their entire trip itinerary and create a camping checklist.
  • Canada’s network of protected areas plays an important role in helping to mitigate the impacts of climate change by protecting and restoring healthy, resilient ecosystems and contributing to the recovery of species at risk.
  • Visitor safety is important to Parks Canada. Visitors can do their part by getting informed and being prepared by planning an activity and sharing that information with a friend or family before they begin. Learn about the wildlife in the park/site you will be visiting to help us keep wildlife wild by checking out our top ten tips: https://www.pc.gc.ca/en/voyage-travel/conseils-tips/faune-wildlife
  • Enter Parks Canada’s Discover Canada contest for a chance to win an amazing trip to Canada’s North- Yukon! In collaboration with our proud partners: MEC, CIBC Air Canada, and Air North.
  • The possession and consumption of cannabis is now legal and is strictly regulated in Canada. For more information about cannabis in Canada, please visit: Canada.ca/cannabis.

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