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1000 Islands Tower

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“gift shop”(23 reviews)
“great view”(22 reviews)
“lawrence river”(10 reviews)
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...more
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716 Highway 137 | Hill Island, Lansdowne, Ontario K0E 1L0, Canada
+1 613-659-2335
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Reviewed 5 days ago

This is a nice interruption during a long day of driving. You can get a coffee and/or a sandwich, then go up in the elevator. There is a fully covered platform, so rain or snow is not a problem. Above it is a platform open...More

Thank Gypsgris
Reviewed 1 week ago

I really enjoyed this tour. I went up to the top of the tower! I have a fear of heights! The top is enclosed! But, the view was worth it! The view is so beautiful, you can just look around and see everything! The guide...More

Thank DeltaZ930
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

This is a nice place to stop, shop and view on high without having to board a whirlybird or spend to much money. It’s better if sunny 😎 and the staff was friendly and helpful.

Thank Mikeofokc
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Worth the price to go to the top. The guide was very pleasant and quite willing to spend time to give us a history lesson. A wealth of information. The view enticed us to do a tour to Boldt Castle, which was amazing.

Thank suzg6250
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Just 5 minutes over the US /Canadian border in Canada. 3 observation decks and only the first level is glass. Staff is very friendly. Make sure you take your camera.

Thank Natlparkfan7
Reviewed August 30, 2018

I had no idea this place existed until I researched things to do driving from Montreal to Toronto. Right on the border with great views, this tower is worth the price of admission.

Thank PaulGaasenbeek
Reviewed August 28, 2018

Every time I take visitors to Gananoque, ON, I always take them to the 1000 Islands Tower. It’s just a few minutes from US/Canada border. This is the best place to view entire region. It gives visitors a great picture of the St. Lawrence river,...More

Thank Cri1230
Reviewed August 27, 2018 via mobile

After cruising the spectacular 1000 Islands by boat a must see is going up the tower by elevator to capture a view of the islands from high above. The first nations called this "the garden of the great spirit". It is a paradise found!

Thank MichelleC4340
Reviewed August 18, 2018

A unique experience not to be missed by locals or visitors. Generous 3 course meal, with a 1000 plus views! A homemade salad & cheese spread, then a personal table fondue & a delicious dessert. Served with genuine hospitality. knowledgeable staff. A true treasure to...More

Thank Penny J
Reviewed August 17, 2018

There are 3 levels of skydeck from which to view the beautiful 1000 Islands. From a distance the Tower appears to be in the US but it is located on Hill Island which is part of Canada. The first level is accessed by elevator and...More

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Rachel S
September 3, 2018|
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Response from Linda B | Reviewed this property |
No..not at this location. I think perhaps from Gananoque or Kingston maybe.
Rickie D
July 31, 2018|
Response from Linda B | Reviewed this property |
Hi..There is an elevator to top and stairs to very open air top..Worth the climb for the spectacular view