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1000 Islands Tower

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Address: 716 Highway 137 | Hill Island, Lansdowne, Ontario K0E 1L0, Canada
Phone Number: +1 613-659-2335
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9:00 am - 8:00 pm
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Sun - Sat 9:00 am - 8:00 pm

The 1000 Islands Tower (formerly known as 1000 Islands Skydeck) is a unique...

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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WOW! What view!

The Tower on Wellsley Island was great. The view of the Thousand Island area was fantastic, although there were some many wasps but they didn't bother us. Just a little unnerving... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed September 29, 2015
Patrick S
Springfield, Missouri
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Campbell River, Canada
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40 reviews
15 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

This is an amazing place to go, once up in the tower, you can see for miles, up and down the St. Lawrence River, Canadian Side and American side. The grounds are wonderful, the gift shop has anything and everything you could ever want, and more.

1 Thank Sue D
Melbourne, Australia
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236 reviews
98 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 116 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed November 29, 2015

All the people saying that you need to go up here to get an overview of the Thousand Islands area are absolutely correct. There is nothing else like it! The views are amazing from all three levels of the viewing deck, and the guide who was there when we visited was informative and interesting, and clearly passionate about the area.... More 

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Springfield, Missouri
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32 reviews
19 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 29, 2015

The Tower on Wellsley Island was great. The view of the Thousand Island area was fantastic, although there were some many wasps but they didn't bother us. Just a little unnerving. The guide did a nice job explaining the views and history.

1 Thank Patrick S
Shillington, Pennsylvania
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19 reviews
4 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 27, 2015 via mobile

Just over U.S.-Canadian border. Quick elevator to top for great 360 degree views of thousand islands area. Three observation levels at top. Guide there will answer any questions and explain location of international border. Gift shop there.

1 Thank Richard8102
Ottawa, Canada
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59 reviews
22 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 17, 2015

If you want to see the 1000 islands as a whole, you have got to go up this tower! It is absolutely stunning! I could not get enough of the view! If you already make a trip to Hill Island, I recommend parking your car and walking in the island and on the bridge! Also, keep in mind that Hill... More 

1 Thank Saed A
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95 reviews
38 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 25 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 17, 2015

The Thousand Islands Tower was part of our cruise on the St. Lawrence Cruise Line, so we went and thoroughly enjoyed the view. Elevator takes you up most of the way, and you can then traverse to the top by stairway. The view is tremendous and USA and Canada customs are seen nearby. Down in the gift shop, shopping for... More 

2 Thank Brian C
Milwaukee, Wisconsin
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23 reviews
11 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed September 12, 2015

On a clear day, the view from the tower is pretty amazing. (I would love to have the opportunity to visit when the leaves are changing.) The elevator only goes up part way. Although the view there is pretty good, climb the stairs to the upper level for the full picture. Plaques and informational documents make it easier for you... More 

1 Thank MilwReader
Akron, Ohio
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48 reviews
10 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 23 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 9, 2015

If you want to see 1000 Islands from up above, but don't want to take a balloon ride, 1000 Islands Tower is the place to go. The Tower includes a short elevator ride up to the base of the observation area. This area has obstructed views through glass. There are a few tables and they have K-Cup coffee and sodas... More 

2 Thank Yespage
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28 reviews
16 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed September 9, 2015

You get a good view at the top, and a souvenir store at the base of the tower, but there really isn't much else, nor it is to be expected. If you are passing by, then visit the tower for some great pictures (if the weather is good). Otherwise, I wouldn't bother making the trip (from, say, Gananoque). Note that... More 

1 Thank Dennis L
Peterborough, Canada
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46 reviews
23 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 44 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed September 7, 2015

The day we went for a visit was very sunny but due to the heat and humidity is was hazy from the top and difficult to see the islands clearly.

1 Thank jGiroux1962

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