An Emerging Tourism Destination

Imagine ... a place that is just a short drive from the incessant drone and never ending pace of the city ... a place where you can take a deep breath, slow your pulse and let the stress melt away, and ... you are imagining the delightful world of The Frontenacs.

Scenic LakeHere, you can experience life's simple pleasures by taking the roads less traveled as they meander past breathtaking vistas, pristine freshwater lakes, vast tracts of lush green forests and spectacular rock cut formations. These are the treasures that inspire the growing number of artists and craftspeople that call The Frontenacs their home.

Surrounded by some of the most spectacular, unspoiled landscape in Ontario, the Frontenacs offer visitors an array of unique, year-round travel experiences. Whether your interest is hiking, biking, birding, boating, fishing, hunting, arts & crafts, antiquing, genealogy, cross-country skiing, snowmobiling, or simply getting away from it all, we invite you to Experience the Frontenacs!

We offer access to two of Ontario's premier travel destinations, the world-famous Thousand Islands, and the Land O' Lakes Tourist Region. For guests, this means an incredible range of travel experiences from which to choose.

Perhaps it's the scenic beauty and leisurely pace of life on the Frontenac Islands appeals to you?

Maybe it's the pastoral setting of South Frontenac with rolling farmland, crystal clear lakes and friendly people that has captured your imagination.

Could it be Central Frontenac, where the rugged beauty of the Canadian Shield rises to cradle pristine lakes and rivers?

Or, perhaps it's North Frontenac, where magnificent stretches of uninhabited crown lands frame brilliant blue waterways.

Whatever your reasons for visiting us, you will always feel welcome here.

Regional Attractions

North Frontenac Park Lands

Under a stewardship agreement with the Ministry of Natural Resources, the Township of North Frontenac manages and promotes Crown Lands including a system of roads and trails connecting 184 campsites, on 12 lakes. Information on campsites, canoe routes and maps is available at

Big Sandy Bay Conservation Area

This 404 hectare property on Wolfe Island is classified as an environmentally sensitive Area of Natural and Scientific Interest. Sand dunes and wetlands allow rare plant species to flourish here. Rare trees and birds deemed to be significant either provincially or regionally are also found here. The environmental area is protected and no motorized vehicles are allowed.

Bon Echo Park

Located at the southern tip of the Canadian Shield on the shores of Mazinaw Lake, this part has pictographs, boat tours and trails to a panoramic lookout.

Open from May to October, this park offers daily programming and has 526 campsites.

Frontenac Provincial Park

This semi-wilderness park features granite outcrops, wetlands, mixed forests and many species of plants and wildlife. Hiking trails and canoe routes are found throughout the park.

Open year-round, this park offers daily programming and has 48 campsites.

Sharbot Lake Provincial Park

Straddling two lakes, Sharbot Lake and Black, this part offers first class warm-water and cold-water fishing opportunities. The park maintains nature trails to lookouts and two sandy beaches.

Open from May to September, this park has 182 campsites.

For more information on these parks, please visit

The City of Kingston

The first capital of Canada, the City of Kingston has evolved into a vibrant city and the largest port in the world famous Thousand Island Region. Known as the Limestone City, Kingston is rich in heritage and cultural events.

Fort Henry Fort Henry

One of Ontario’s premier National Historic Sites, Fort Henry offers guided tours, live performances and authentic artifacts.

Ferry to Cape Vincent, New York

One of the few remaining private pedestrian/vehicle ferries between Canada and the United States operates from Cape Vincent, New York to Wolfe Island, Ontario.

1,000 Islands and 1,000 Island Tours

Native peoples called this region "the garden of the Great Spirit." Rich in history and blessed with unparalleled natural beauty, the 1,000 Islands Region has long been a favorite vacation destination.

Frontenac County Accommodations

The area is studded with seasonal tourist operations – cottages, camps, lodges and family resorts – all at a scale that preserves personal experience. For a listing of accommodations available in The Frontenacs please visit the website of the Land O’ Lakes Tourist Association, our regional marketing organization.

Land O' Lakes Tourist Association logoLand O' Lakes Tourist Association
Box 66, Northbrook, Ontario K0H 2G0
(613) 335-8818 OR 1-800-840-4445

For more information on Wolfe Island and the ferry schedule, please visit the web site of Wolfe Island Business and Tourism Association (WIBTA).

Wolfe Island Business & Tourism Association logoWolfe Island Business & Tourism Association
Box 132, Wolfe Island, Ontario K0H 2Y0
(613) 385-1875