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1000 Islands Tower

716 Highway 137 | Hill Island, Lansdowne, Ontario K0E 1L0, Canada
+1 613-659-2335
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Good View

It's better in a clear day if you want to get a good view on the tower, otherwise, there's not much... read more

Reviewed 25 February 2018
CHAOCCC
Fantastic views along the St. Lawrence

Although long overdue for some refurbishment the view from the very top is well worth a diversion... read more

Reviewed 25 January 2018
chmeee5
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Melbourne, Australia
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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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716 Highway 137 | Hill Island, Lansdowne, Ontario K0E 1L0, Canada
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Reviewed 25 February 2018

It's better in a clear day if you want to get a good view on the tower, otherwise, there's not much to see. Good gift shop.

Thank CHAOCCC
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Reviewed 25 January 2018

Although long overdue for some refurbishment the view from the very top is well worth a diversion or stop (if travelling between Canada and the USA). A fine but hazy morning presented spectacular views of the islands and St. Lawrence river setting us in good...More

Thank chmeee5
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Reviewed 13 November 2017

If you've come this far,you might as well do the full distance.For a couple of canadian dollars,you get to see this spectacular landscape all around,all 360 degrees.We went up, unfortunately on a rainy day,still worth it.If you want to get to see these islands in...More

1  Thank IAN W
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Reviewed 23 October 2017 via mobile

The views are good but not spectacular, especially if you go there when the sun is at a bad angle for picture taking. Avoid paying the ticket price if the sky is overcast.

Thank John W
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Reviewed 10 October 2017

This is a great place to get an overview of the 1000 islands and area. Many of the islands are visible from the top deck and both sides of the St. Lawrence River (Canada and the US) are clearly visible. The elevator takes you to...More

1  Thank trainfan2000
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Reviewed 2 October 2017

When we entered, the lady who sold the tickets to go to the top of this tower made us laugh and we had a good time. However, we had to take the elevator and then the rest we took the stairs. Once at the top,...More

1  Thank Robby G C
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Reviewed 19 September 2017

Great experience 3 observation decks offering a 360 view of the 1000 Islands+ Take the elevator or climb the stairs if you are up to the challenge. When you reach the top a gorgeous view awaits you!

Thank GrantFamilyToronto
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Reviewed 27 August 2017 via mobile

The tower was a terrific 360 experience of the 1000 Islands+ Just Beautiful! A photographers delight! There are 3 observation decks, you can climb the stairs (400 metres) or you can take the elevator. Once you reach the top, nature awaits! If you love a...More

Thank Holly R
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Reviewed 27 August 2017

There is an elevator for the ascent to the first viewing level of this tower. Climbing the outside stairs is forbidden. There are however stairs to the 2nd and 3rd viewing levels. The views are stunning on a clear day.

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Reviewed 25 August 2017

It is worthwhile to take a brief side trip down the 1000 Islands Parkway and find this tower, just shy of the U.S.-Canadian Customs station on Hill Island, about 15 minutes from Gananoque.. I had visited this tower as a teenager in the 1960's.......It is...More

Thank sommers400
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Connie H
8 October 2017|
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Response from Donna659 | Reviewed this property |
You can visit the 1000 Islands Tower without a passport as it is on Canadian soil. The customs offices are close to the tower and you will need your passport to cross into the US at that point to get to Alex Bay. Toll booth... More
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Robby G C
17 November 2016|
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Response from Heidi L | Property representative |
Hello Robbie, the 1000 Islands Tower is located on Hill Island, Canada. Therefor to visit the Tower coming from Lansdowne you do not have to cross the border. However you have to cross a Toll Bridge to come to Hill Island... More
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369StatenIslandSue
12 July 2016|
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Response from aluckart | Reviewed this property |
It is about 90 miles or 1.5 hrs.
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