Canoeing, kayaking, and paddle boarding are the most unique and extraordinary ways of exploring the picturesque vistas the St. Lawrence River has to offer.

To access the river, guests can utilize the many boat launches and shallow areas along our campgrounds, beaches and parkways.

Watersport rentals are available for rent and launch at the Crysler Park Marina!


Celebrated as one of the world’s best fresh-water shipwreck diving destinations, the 1000 Islands region offers numerous, well-preserved wrecks for beginner to advanced divers. From Kingston to Cornwall, the Parks of the St. Lawrence has many interesting access points to explore our underwater history. The accidental introduction of the zebra mussel in the mid-1980s has been credited with cleaning the St. Lawrence River to amazing levels of clarity.

If visiting the Long Sault Parkway, Lock 21 is known as one of Canada’s best surface dives. Located just off of Macdonell Island, this dive will introduce you to the vast and interesting story of the Lost Villages. Visit the SD&G website for additional information!