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1000 Islands SkyDeck

Address: 716 Highway 137 | Hill Island, Lansdowne, Ontario K0E 1L0, Canada
Phone Number: +1 613-659-2335
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Ranked #1 of 3 Attractions in Lansdowne
Type: Observation Decks/ Towers, Landmarks
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Owner description: The 1000 Islands Tower (formerly known as 1000 Islands Skydeck) is a unique tourist attraction located between the spans of the 1000 Islands International Bridge on Hill Island. Running continuously, the elevator takes only 40 seconds to reach the first of three observation decks and provide visitors with a spectacular photographic opportunity as they enjoy the panoramic view of the 1000 Islands and St Lawrence River stretched out 400' below. The first deck is glass enclosed and wheelchair accessible. Visitors can browse our Gift shop, exchange Currency and enjoy a Cup of Coffee in our Skydeck Cafe.
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London, United Kingdom
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156 reviews 156 reviews
69 attraction reviews
74 helpful votes 74 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 9, 2014

This was a fantastic way to get a birds-eye view of the 1000 islands, and the lady who talked us through the views was well informed and interesting to listen to. We were lucky with clear blue skies on the day.

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Southampton, Pennsylvania
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35 reviews 35 reviews
16 attraction reviews
48 helpful votes 48 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 22, 2014

This SkyDeck is located just miles from American-Canadian Border, Gananogue (Canada) and Alexandria Bay (NY, USA). You can stop there for half of hour or so. Great view on Thousand Islands opens from the top of the tower. Very fast elevator can take you to any of three levels. Be advised that tower is not open all year around and... More

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Heidelberg, Germany
17 reviews 17 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 15, 2014

It is really interesting to have a birds view over all the small islands and the border between Canada and the USA. The lady awaiting us at the 1st floor was very enthusiastic and it was great to listen to her stories about the islands, the cottages, the owner etc. You should'nt miss it!

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Maldon, United Kingdom
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41 reviews 41 reviews
6 attraction reviews
41 helpful votes 41 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 27, 2014

If you are planning on visiting the 1000 Islands region this is a must to visit. We visited the day before we did a 1000 Islands cruise and it made the boat trip so much more enjoyable as we could get an aerial view of the islands and understand the geography. It was fantastic to see the islands and bridges... More

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New York City, New York
13 reviews 13 reviews
10 attraction reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 15, 2014

We didnt know theres a Thousand Island Cruise nearby.. We travel an hour from kingston after our Cruise at Thousand Islands just for this, before we head back to Toronto.. It was really out of our way, but its all WORTH the trip.. We went there just before sunset although it was a cloudy day.. U could see all sorts... More

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Senior Contributor
26 reviews 26 reviews
17 attraction reviews
26 helpful votes 26 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 26, 2014

The sky deck is right off the International Bridge, on the Canadian side. Admission would get you to the general observation deck thru the elevator. There are two higher decks accessible using the stairs. The view is great. Don't miss it if you have time.

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Dublin, Ireland
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100 reviews 100 reviews
45 attraction reviews
46 helpful votes 46 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 25, 2014

Came here from Montreal, Quebec, driving to Toronto. The view is beautiful, during the day, it just amazing! There are all sort of Islands, big ones and small ones. Beautiful overall.

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Toronto, Canada
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7 reviews 7 reviews
3 attraction reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 7, 2014

It was wonderful to get the view of the area and read and learn about the history. Great stop off the 1000 Islands Parkway. Near to so many area activities.

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Norman, Oklahoma
4 reviews 4 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 2, 2014

The view from the Sky deck is gorgeous. The staff at the top of the sky deck was very informative. Would love to see the foliage in the fall. Going through customs was easy and a short line.

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Kenilworth, United Kingdom
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26 reviews 26 reviews
5 attraction reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 24, 2014

It was a miserable day so not a good view but the staff soon cheered us up. A very quick journey to the top of the Tower where Denise pointed out the sites including several deer feeding. She told us the history of the area, explained about the Peace Bridge and generally was very informative. It did help that we... More

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