How to Pack for a Trip to the 1000 Islands

Protecting your skin while out on the water or taking a hike is a must! Make sure to pack plenty of sunscreen and wear a hat.

After a long day of excursions, you’ll need to quench your thirst. Be sure to supply yourself with plenty of water

If you’re interested in exploring some of our many hiking trails, you’ll need a pair of running shoes, protective gear, and bug spray. To avoid coming in contact with ticks stay on the path and don’t wander into long grass. 

https://www.1000islandstourism.com/outdoor/hiking-cycling/

With the amount amazing locations, we have to swim in our area, you’d be missing out if you didn’t bring a bathing suit.  

https://www.1000islandstourism.com/outdoor/beaches-and-swimming/

We have plenty of parks in the 1000 Islands to enjoy a wonderful picnic! Pack a lunch or grab something from one of our areas amazing take-out restaurants to enjoy with the scenic views. 

https://www.travel1000islands.ca/directory/browns-bay

https://www.travel1000islands.ca/directory/joel-stone-park

https://www.travel1000islands.ca/directory/kendricks-beach-park

https://www.travel1000islands.ca/directory/joel-stone-park

https://www.travel1000islands.ca/directory/bluff-park

https://www.travel1000islands.ca/directory/confederation-and-sculpture-park

https://www.travel1000islands.ca/directory/kinsmen-park

https://www.travel1000islands.ca/directory/steel-workers-park

https://www.travel1000islands.ca/directory/town-park

Heading up to the 1000 Islands Tower or taking a scenic flight with 1000 Islands Helicopter Tours? Pack a pair of binoculars to get the ultimate view! 

1000 Islands Helicopter Tours: https://fly1000islands.ca/

1000 Islands Tower: http://www.1000islandstower.com

While enjoying a fun afternoon kayaking, you might get splashed by the St. Lawrence, so an extra change of clothes is ideal. 

1000 Islands Kayaking: https://1000islandskayaking.com/

Bring a camera to capture all of the amazing sights and fun memories you’ll be making while on your trip! Be sure to tag “travel1000islands” on your photos on your social media accounts!

Bringing a portable charger is always a great idea, especially if you’re spending the day doing excursions.

Drop by the Visitors Center at 10 King Street, East Gananoque for information on events, attractions, and maps! 

https://www.travel1000islands.ca/plan/visitor-centre

If you’re spending the day out in the sun, we recommend packing a pair of your favourite sunglasses

Bring your appetite as we have so many amazing restaurants! https://www.travel1000islands.ca/places-to-dine

Bring your curiosity and discover our rich heritage and culture! 

Last but not least, the most important thing to bring on your trip is a smile! :)