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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
9:00 am - 8:00 pm
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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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We were doing an across Eastern Canada Tour and driving from Niagara Falls to Halifax and in the middle of the 1000 Islands along the St. Lawrence River, you get the feeling you... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed 5 days ago
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Chateauguay, Canada
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

the view was great I've climbed the steps before. On a clear day you can see for miles and check some close islands out.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

We were doing an across Eastern Canada Tour and driving from Niagara Falls to Halifax and in the middle of the 1000 Islands along the St. Lawrence River, you get the feeling you wish you could see a more than an island or two from the highway...and as wished, an observation tower appeared. The cost was definitely affordable and folks... More 

Thank William E
Ontario, Canada
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

The view from the top is quite spectacular and we`re glad we paid a visit. Cost was $12 incl tax which was reasonable. After taking elevator ride to the top, we were greeted by a pleasant lady who was happy to provide information about the attraction & surrounding area. Then we went up 2 flights of stairs to the top... More 

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Toronto, Canada
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 46 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

This is a must do! The view is breath taking and the attraction price is so well worth it! My boyfriend and I took some incredible shots and would definitely visit again! Great views of the islands and waterways. Tour guide at top very knowledgeable!

new jersey
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Stopped by on the way to Ottawa. The tower is just past the border crossing as you enter Canada. As others have said the views of the 1000 islands are wonderful.

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Mount Olive, New Jersey
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

The 1000 Islands Tower was on our "must do" list for the region, we wanted to take in the birds eye view as well as that from a boat. The tower is connected to a large gift shop, the facility is older, but that is expected. The guide suggested we start at the upper most level and work our ways... More 

Thank RDCononver
Toronto, Canada
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Views are fantastic. Dinner is inside, but you can go one floor up to open platform. Owners set up a fondue dinner with great desert. BOYB, no corking fee.

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Frederick, Maryland
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Great birds eye view of the thousand islands. Knowledgable staff. Two open observation decks for great panoramic pictures too.

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Dover, New Hampshire
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 15, 2016

The 1000 Islands Observation Tower was about a 30-minute drive from Captain Thompson’s Resort where we stayed in the Thousand Islands. Its location on Highway 137 on Hill Island is right near the Thousand Islands International Bridge over the St. Lawrence River. This 400-foot tower had an elevator so it was effortless to get up to the first and largest... More 

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Toronto, Canada
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 9, 2016

Especially for people not taking a boat around the Thousand Islands, this is a must for those visiting the region. The tower itself is a bit creaky, with even a few places where the stairs look like they might be rusting through, but the view is amazing, well worth the admission price. One of the most amazing views that I... More 

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