Openings and services differ across the country. Please check the Parks Canada national information portal dedicated to COVID-19 for regular updates.

Important information about your visit to Thousand Islands National Park

The health and safety of visitors, employees and all Canadians is of the utmost importance. Parks Canada will follow the advice and guidance of public health authorities in resuming visitor services and facilities.  

Parks Canada is asking visitors to be cautious and conservative in their choice of activities and to stay within the bounds of personal knowledge and skill level. Visitors should respect the guidance and requirements of public health experts and authorities and make every effort to limit the spread of COVID-19.

Important updates
  • Maximum length of stay for mooring is 3 consecutive nights per island.
  • Island attendant staff will not be handling cash or selling seasonal permits. 
  • Rafting to another vessel will not be permitted on docks.
What's open (updated August 6, 2021)
Mallorytown Landing
  • Day-use green space and picnic shelter.
  • The visitor centre reception kiosk and public washrooms are open 9 am to 4 pm.
  • Vehicle parking. Parking fees are in effect.
  • Boat launch. Parking fees are in effect.
  • Docks
    • Day and overnight mooring is permitted.
    • Rafting is not permitted.
    • Mooring fees are in effect.
  • oTENTik accommodations Available by reservation only.
  • Garbage services
  • Trails
  • Playground
  • Barbecues
Jones Creek
  • Trails
  • Composting toilet
Landons Bay
  • Trails
  • Washrooms will remain closed
Island camping 
  • Reservable and non-reservable sites
    • Non-reservable campsites at Central Grenadier remain closed at this time
  • McDonald Island oTENTiks
  • Composting toilets
  • Fire pits
Docks and mooring facilities
  • Day and overnight mooring is permitted
  • Rafting is not permitted
  • Mooring fees are in effect
  • Please note that low water levels have closed some docking spaces for the 2021 season. Learn more by visiting our boating page.
What’s closed (updated August 6, 2021)
 Mallorytown Landing
  • All interpretation programs, experiences and guided tours.
  • The administration offices are closed to the public except for deliveries. Purchase of seasonal permits and information are available at the visitor centre reception kiosk, open 9 am to 4 pm daily. 
  • Central Grenadier non-reservable campsites
  • Gordon Island oTENTiks
Landons Bay
  • Washroom facilities
Camping during COVID-19

Camping and overnight mooring are open.

  • Please follow the advice of local public health experts and wear a mask indoors and in public spaces where physical distancing may be difficult to maintain. 
  • Please note that camping and washrooms on Grenadier Island – Central location remains closed for the season 2021.
  • Camping, firepits (weather and fire ban dependent) and composting toilets will be available at these locations. 
  • McDonald Island oTENTiks are open for the 2021 season. Gordon Island oTENTiks remain closed at this time.
  • The oTENTiks at Mallorytown Landing are open.
  • Equipment rental has been suspended until further notice.
Your safety when visiting 
  • Keep a healthy space of 2 metres between you and others.
  • To protect yourself during your visit, please bring your own hand sanitizer. A mask is recommended for areas where physical distance cannot be maintained. Outdoor areas like picnic tables, red chairs, composters and hand railings are not being regularly cleaned. Practice good hygiene like regular hand-washing.
  • Please follow the advice of local public health experts and wear a mask indoors and in public spaces where physical distancing may be difficult to maintain. 
  • Items like disposable gloves and disinfectant wipes can be helpful, but please ensure these are being disposed of properly. More than ever, Parks Canada requires your help to keep trails and facilities free of garbage.
  • Maintaining physical distance on trails and docks is your responsibility.
  • Beware of ticks.
  • Be extra cautious when engaging in any activities to avoid injury and/or getting lost to help minimize the demands placed on emergency response, search and rescue teams, and on the health care system.
  • Leave no trace when you visit outdoor spaces. Please take all your garbage with you or place it in the provided receptacles, and help keep these places clean.
  • Abide by all travel advisories and health recommendations.
  • Review the parks rules and regulations.

Stay informed

Parks Canada is working with provincial counterparts, local municipalities and communities to keep visitors and residents informed and safe.

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