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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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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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A Fun Diversion

We stopped at the tower on our way back to the US from a visit in Canada. While it wasn't particularly cheap, just over $14US to get my son and I to the top, it was a fun stop... read more

5 of 5 bubblesReviewed October 14, 2016
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Brookline, Massachusetts
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 14, 2016

We stopped at the tower on our way back to the US from a visit in Canada. While it wasn't particularly cheap, just over $14US to get my son and I to the top, it was a fun stop with awesome views of the area. Up top there are three levels of 360 degree viewing. Wish we were going through... More 

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kent
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 5, 2016

Great way of seeing islands especially if you don't have time for boat trip. Good value for money, helpful staff.

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Clarks Summit, Pennsylvania
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 21, 2016

The view of the 1000 Islands area was amazing from 400 feet up! The tower has an elevator that quickly takes you to view the 1000 Islands on 3 different levels. The elevator stops at one partially enclosed level. From there, you can walk a flight of stairs to a more open space, and finally, the very top. It was... More 

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Cedarville, New Jersey, United States
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 11, 2016

Offers a great aerial view of the 1000 islands. Highly recommended if you have your passport and can go into Canada. It's right over the bridge so it's not hard to get to. At around 10 Canadian dollars, it is very reasonable. Even my wife who is afraid of heights really enjoyed it. Very cool shop at the bottom for... More 

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Wynantskill, New York
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 10, 2016 via mobile

It's a great view at the top of the tower but the wasps really deter you from staying for very long. A few few pictures and we were done. You can't even walk up the stairs to the top or back down again. Would not go again. I'm off you just want to see the surrounding landscape. ~$10

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Massillon, Ohio
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 8, 2016

We had perfect weather to stop and enjoy the views from the top of the tower. The 1,000 Islands area truly is spectacular! This was well worth the few dollars entrance fee. We only spent 20-30 min at the top, so it doesn't require a lot of time, but the view is unbelievable! We took more pictures here than anywhere... More 

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Windsor, Ontario, Canada
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 3, 2016

The view at the top of the tower is magnificent. The gentlemen worker at the top was full of great tips for things to do too. We had a great time. We purchased some different teas in the gift shop at the bottom of the tower.

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Hafnarfjordur, Iceland
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 29, 2016

Even tough the store below and the area are a little dated I thought the view and the tower itself to be fantastic. The area around the tower is really beautiful and you can see it very well from the tower. The "guide" at the top knew everything we asked him and was fun to talk to. Well worth the... More 

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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 17, 2016

It's one of those things you only do once, just to say you did it.there is nothing special or extraordinary about the tower or the view. It's 5.99 per child, and 10.99 per adult, you take an elevator up and only walk the last 2 floors. Take a few pics and call it a day....you better off walking across the... More 

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Truro, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 17, 2016 via mobile

An outstanding viewpoint, worth the visit up the tower. Did look like it had seen less visitors in recent years & would benefit from a tidy up externally. Such a shame to see the viewing tower fall out of favour with visitors. Was so quiet up there & all the people servicing the area were well informed and interesting. We... More 

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