The Great Waterway was the honored recipient of the 2014 Tourism Hospitality Award at the Greater Kingston Chamber of Commerce 19th Annual Chair’s Gala. The Award recognized the ongoing efforts of The Great Waterway and their support and development of the local tourism industry, as well as making Kingston a better place to visit while working closely with regional stakeholders.
1000 ISLANDS ACCOMMODATION PARTNERS “WIN AN ISLAND FOR A WEEK” CAMPAIGN DECLARED ONTARIO’S BEST TOURISM ADVERTISING CAMPAIGN AT THE 10TH ANNUAL ONTARIO TOURISM SUMMIT AWARDS
GANANOQUE – Prestigious top honours were recently awarded to 1000 Islands Accommodation Partners and 1dea Design + Media Inc at the 2014 Tourism Industry Association of Ontario Awards gala. The local organization’s 2013 annual campaign took home the top prize of the evening with the prominent Tourism Advertising Award in the Marketing Awards of Excellence category.
Kayaking to lunch in Rockport, 1000 Islands
Someone suggested paddling to the Boathouse Restaurant in Rockport for lunch. Our group of kayakers from Ottawa, Ontario seemed to like the idea. Reservations were made for 10 people at noon. We launched from the beautiful and convenient Mallorytown Landing boat launch at 10:00 a.m. and tracked southwest along the mainland towards Rockport. That’s taking a right from the boat launch if you don’t have a kayak compass, but I certainly recommend one.
1000 Islands Helicopter Tours
In May it got a whole lot easier and cheaper to experience the Thousand Islands from a helicopter. The reason: local helicopter tour agent Kouri’s Kopters opened a new facility just off Highway 401 near Gananoque, not far from the heart of the islands themselves.
1000 ISLANDS, N.Y. -- From the Boldt Castle and Millionaire's Row to the Kingston Penitentiary and Fort Henry, the travel section of USA Today hosted an online vote to find out the very best boat ride in the country. When it was all said and done the 1000 Islands came out on top.
From the moment you turn the key you can feel it.
The sounds, the breeze, the views. That's the feeling. The St. Lawrence River and a boat ride through the 1000 Islands is often described like this.