Eastern Ontario attractions

Top Choice Museum in Ottawa

National Gallery of Canada

The National Gallery is a work of art in itself: its striking ensemble of pink granite and glass spires echoes the ornate copper-topped towers of nearby Parliament. Inside, vaulted galleries exhibit predominantly Ca…
Top Choice Castle in Thousand Islands

Boldt Castle

This lavish turn-of-the-century island castle in the middle of the St Lawrence is only around 25km from Gananoque, but technically in the USA, so you'll need your passport to visit. It was built by George C Boldt, o…
Top Choice Museum in Peterborough & the Kawarthas

Canadian Canoe Museum

Displaying the world's largest collection of canoes and kayaks, this museum is a must-visit. The phenomenal display of around 150 canoes (500 are stacked in the neighboring 'canoe cathedral' warehouse) details Canad…
Top Choice Viewpoint in Thousand Islands

1000 Islands Tower

Just east of Ivy Lea, some 20km from Gananoque, a series of soaring bridges link Ontario to New York State, USA, over several islands. Halfway across, just before crossing the international border, this 130m-high ob…
Top Choice Museum in Ottawa

Canadian Museum of History

Allow plenty of time to experience this high-tech, must-see museum across the river, in Hull, Québec. Documenting the history of Canada through a range of spectacular exhibits, it's an objective recounting of the na…
Top Choice Museum in Ottawa

Canadian War Museum

Fascinating displays twist through the labyrinthine interior of this sculpture-like, modern museum, tracing Canada's military history with the nation's most comprehensive collection of war-related artifacts. Many of…
Cultural Centre in Cornwall

Experience Akwesasne Welcome Centre

Pop into this small interpretive center on Cornwall Island, between the bridge to the US border post and the bridge back to the Canadian mainland, to learn more about the Akwesasne Mohawk reservation, which sprawls …
National Park in Thousand Islands

Thousand Islands National Park

On the Thousand Islands Pkwy south of Mallorytown, you'll find the Mallorytown Landing Visitors Centre for the Thousand Islands National Park, which preserves a gentle green archipelago of over 20 freckle-sized isla…
Historic Building in Ottawa

Parliament Hill

Vast, yawning archways, copper-topped turrets and Gothic revival gargoyles dominate the facade of the stunning lime-and-sandstone Parliament buildings. The main building, known as the Centre Block, supports the icon…
Historic Site in Eastern Ontario

Rideau Canal

In 2007, this national historic site became Canada's 14th location to be named a World Heritage Site, and it remains one of the country's eight cultural inclusions on the Unesco list. Opened in 1832, the 200km-long …