# Things to do in canada
Thousand Islands, Canada: My Top Reasons To Visit
It's called the 'Thousand Islands' but even more remarkable is that there are actually more than 1,800 sub-continental pieces of land that make up the region. The islands in the St. Lawrence River straddle the border of the U.S. and Canada. Today, the region is a hub for outdoor enthusiasts who go hiking, boating, and kayaking. But the history of the area can be explored much deeper in places like Gananoque. The Victorian town, in Ontario, on the Canadian side, is often called the gateway to the 1,000 Islands. Here are some of the top spots to visit on a trip, including a cruise with the Gananoque Boat Line to places like the massive Boldt Castle, a tour with 1,000 Islands Helicopter Tour for incredible aerial views, and a bike and picnic along the Rideau Canal. When it comes to accommodation, you don't want to miss the Gananoque Inn, which offers easy access for water activities like boating and fishing and is within walking distance to the main street for breweries and restaurants.