Islands in Ontario

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Islands in Ontario

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  • Carol R
    Toronto, Canada55 contributions
    On a solo visit to Toronto to visit family. While they were working I explored. The ferry ride to the island was very smooth and felt safe. All were required to wear masks during the journey. The island has many paths to walk. A map at the port helps you to know where to go. The beach has seating that can be used by anyone. Although it was cold and windy I sat and looked at the stunning view of Toronto over the water. I was there out of season but I am reliably informed that the cafés etc are worth a visit when the are open. Well worth a visit.
    Written May 13, 2022
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  • Andrew K
    Wantage, UK1,120 contributions
    Took the Blue Heron boat to the island, which took in the wrecks in Big Tub and then on to the island. We walked along the beach to see the flowerpots, take photos and then to the north shore where we stopped for a while. It’s a shame that you can’t get a coffee at the little shop but if there’s no electricity….. We took the inland trail back which was a little muddy in places but passable. Had lunch on the beach while waiting for the boat to come back after our three hours. A very enjoyable and reasonably priced trip
    Written September 28, 2021
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  • Hey You
    Toronto, Canada1,249 contributions
    We took a family day trip to Christian Island to visit a friend working on the island and to visit the local beaches. We got the 11:30 a.m. Christian Island ferry over to the island, which was fun for the kids and located at Cedar Point. We were there just before 11 a.m. which was lots of time, we were second in line but the ferry ended up being full. Cost to transport a vehicle and the driver is $40.00 and $10.00 for each additional adult. Payment for ferry is cash only! I believe children are a lower cost. Ferry runs hourly and it is less than a 1/2 hour ride to the island. One can find ferry schedule and info. on the island by a fast search of Christian Island on the internet.

    Once you drive on the island, you are in the hub of the Beausoleil First Nation community. We stopped at a covered picnic area near the administration building and a general store/restaurant right at the water and had a nice picnic lunch.

    We drove to the north side of the island first to the end of the road and had a nice walk on Big Sandy Bay beach. The beach is long and the water clear but it does have a bit of an incline towards the water. There are lots of cottages at Big Sandy Bay, but no washroom facilities, just the bush.

    We then drove to West Beach. West Beach has a camping area and a few people were camping in tents. There were also two portable outhouses. Past the camping spots was a long flat beach with a gradual slope into the clear waters of Georgian Bay. On the other side of the beach were lots of sand dunes. Again we had a beautiful relaxing walk on the beach. While walking, we saw a guy having a great time driving his ATV up and down the beach and in the sand dunes. ATV's are allowed on the beach and dunes.

    We then met up with my friend who took us on an amazing boat ride around Christian Island, Hope Island and Beckwith Island. Our friend has a good knowledge of the island and we saw lots of landmarks from the boat. It is incredible how many boats are cruising around the islands in Georgian Bay.

    We caught the 5:30 p.m. ferry off the island. Overall, we all had a great day at Christian Island and would recommend it to others. The island and beaches are beautiful, natural and mainly untouched, a real diamond in the rough.
    Written August 19, 2017
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  • shweta23
    Toronto, Canada27 contributions
    The town is beautiful and has the mix of old architecture and restaurants. The water front park is serene.
    We took the 1.5 hour ferry ride and the houses on the islands are breathtaking.
    Had fun overall.
    Written November 8, 2018
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  • LAW64
    Tonbridge, UK1,377 contributions
    We took at short detour off the 401 to go through the Thousand Islands National park. We probably should have taken a longer detour as the part we saw made it difficult to see the water because of the high trees. Plan to take a reasonable detour to get the most out of it.
    Written July 17, 2018
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  • 265CurtA
    Brockville, Canada144 contributions
    Great place to take half hour drive, better longer bike ride!!
    Keep in mind, many parks are paid access.
    Take a map!
    Written October 22, 2020
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  • Tena B
    Brockville, Canada25 contributions
    from, admiring the boats, to watching the ships go by, to leaving on a 1000 island boat cruise, a meal at the restaurant, kids play area, picnic tables, a great walking path, light show at Christmas, something for everyone and FREE
    Written August 25, 2021
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  • cflaherty
    Hamilton, Canada184 contributions
    Head around west side with the wind. Hundred of islands. Beautiful scenery. Bald eagles. Beavers. Bears. Can do in two days. Better to take four or more days. No amenities. True camping. Water cold in June. Felt alone except when stopped by the O.P.P. marine unit. They were on the inside channel.
    Written June 23, 2019
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  • thor2705
    Ottawa, Canada2,236 contributions
    It is a great place to camp, with sites quite separated from each other, great staff. It is far away from everything between Hwy7 and Kingston. When you get here be prepared with all necessities. To go on the lake you can rent canoes. One of the minuses red ants that really bite so get some spray with you.
    Written November 3, 2016
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  • Charie V
    Windsor, Canada48 contributions
    Peche Island is located at the mouth of the St Clair River on the Canadian side families like to go over and explore and have picnic on the Island . In the summer the city runs a pontoon boat to the island on certain days
    Written April 22, 2019
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  • Dewan K
    Toronto, Canada22 contributions
    One of the memorable experience in Ontario. We stayed 4 days at Gordons park and walked around the area. totally isolated from noisy area. Excellent guide to see wolfe and owls, specially evening tours. They also have small nature preservation room to explain the local ecosystem. Life of owls and why they are respected by first nation people. Forest are amazing and very safe. We were lucky to see full mon and colourful sunset.
    Written July 15, 2018
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  • OntarioCanuck1
    Georgetown, Canada3,777 contributions
    Stopped there during Festival of Lights, great location we did by car with stops. Looks great for a walk during day as well.
    Written November 17, 2021
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  • JeffTranter
    Ottawa, Canada51 contributions
    I discovered this little-known gem this summer. It is a nice place for a walk. You can see the Ottawa River including rapids, lots of geese and ducks, and probably some people fishing. It makes a good place for a picnic too. Don't even think about swimming though!
    Written October 2, 2018
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  • alovelybunki
    Oakville, Canada30 contributions
    If your hotel is close by, then it is worth to visit this island. In this island, it is good to take some photo that shows different view of Parliament Hill.
    Keep away from the river, water is high and strong after raining.
    Written May 31, 2017
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  • RandiGirl88
    Winnipeg, Canada90 contributions
    This is one of my favorite places to go every time I come back to visit Rossport. It has a beautiful view and not a hard hike at all
    Written February 11, 2016
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