1000 Islands / Ivy Lea KOA Canada

Open May 5 - October 9

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514 1000 Island Parkway

Lansdowne, ON K0E 1L0 Canada

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2017 Calendar of Events

Campground
Apr 10 - Oct 31, 2017

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Red Green Week

Campground
Jun 23 - 29, 2017

All you need is imagination to create beautiful things, cool things and fun things, from recycled materials and the bounty nature provides. Create edible art, pretty crafts, lovely digital memories and wearable art at our tie dye workshop. In between making things enjoy some time out at the fabulous heated pools and hot tubs. The giant jumping pillow is always an awesome family fun or take your family for a hike on the beautiful nature trails. Get a team together for Wiz Quiz Trivia and lets see who the smartest campers are. There will also be bingo by the pool, movies under the stars with popcorn, awesome wagon rides and scavenger hunts and all kinds of super fun activities.

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Elation Nation Week

Campground
Jun 30 - Jul 6, 2017

Celebrate Canada and America in style, with a whole week of crazy activities! It's time to be silly and get a sparkly tattoo or a little gum in your hair at the bubblegum blowing competition. Be a family again and get together for the cannon ball and belly flop competitions or join in the wet n wild wagon ride water wars, it so much fun. Slurp a patriotic strawberry dream ice cream float. Relax under the stars and watch a great movie with popcorn. There will be bingo, tie dye, a glow stick wagon ride land lots and lots of fun for everyone, Eh!

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Masqurade & Mystery Week

Campground
Jul 7 - 13, 2017

Let the good times roll with mardis gras, island style. Get an awesome voodoo tattoo or race a gator. Show what you can do for beads at “anything goes in pool”. Tastee chili po boys and swamp water floats are on da menu. You gotta try and ride the ponies cajun style. Big Easy bingo, cajun cra seminars, n'awlins scavenger hunts and hurricane wet n wild wagon rides will help pass the hot summer days. Enjoy starry nights during the mardis gras glow stick wagon rides and bask in sultry summer evenings watching feature films with oh so sweet caramel corn to snack on. Visit, learn and touch the critters from Little Rays Reptiles on July 7. Dat gotta be fun!

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Indiana Jones Week

Campground
Jul 14 - 20, 2017

Discover the mysteries of the 1000 Islands during Adventure Week. Where are the castles & shipwrecks. Do the castles have secret passages. Discover lost maps that will lead you to hidden treasure. Unearth pieces of the puzzle in the archeological dig. Dive deep to find secret clues in the KOA lagoon. Visit exotic critters from Rays Reptiles on July 14. It is a great opportunity to learn meet and touch all kinds of critters from giant spiders to funky lizards. Cool off from the summer sun over an exotic ice cream float. Fend off the local savages during a wet n wild wagon ride every afternoon. Don't miss out, become an adventurer this summer!

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Surf's Up Week

Campground
Jul 21 - 27, 2017

It's summertime and wet n wild week! Get ready to enjoy everything you love about summer. Splash out every afternoon with water wars wagon rides, it's too cool! Get your swimsuit on for a fabulous beach body art tattoo. Cool off with frosty ice cream floats in designer flavours like creamsicle, strawberry cream and grapelicious. Soak up the sun with an awesome poolside bbq beach party. Challenge your buddies to a beach ball bubblegum competition. Visit with the critters from Little Rays Reptiles on July 7. Don't miss out on the opportunity to touch giant spiders, snakes and lizards. Dude it is righteously good sun soaking fun.

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Holidaze Week

Campground
Jul 28 - Aug 3, 2017

Wrapping up all your all your favorite holidays in one week, it is a never ending celebration. Hunt down where that wily bunny keeps his summer stash of eggs. Ring in the New Years again at the great big piñata whack. Get ready for the Halloween with a trick or treat treasure hunt. Ho Ho there is going to be bingo, Santa's elves need a little summer practice. Go Irish with Delicious St. Patrick's Day green ice cream floats. Take part in turkeys revenge water wars.

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A Pirates Life Week

Campground
Aug 4 - 10, 2017

Aye matey, it's a pirates life searching for hidden treasure in the flashlight treasure hunt. Fill yer bellies with yummy grub, from castaway ice cream sundaes to a poolside bbq. Show your piratey skills diving for treasure or dare to join the crew for a swashbuckler wet n wild wagon ride. Get an awesome jolly roger tattoo and become part of the pirate crew. Grab yer crew for the Wiz Quiz Trivia and see who are smartest pirates! Watch piratey movies under the stars with freshly made tasteee popcorn. Fun will be had or suffer the consequences!

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Boots & BBQ Week

Campground
Aug 11 - 17, 2017

Cowboy Up! Yippee ki yea! There'll be: hilly billy horse shoes (ya use a toilet seat), a hay stack treasure hunt, seed spit'n, wet n wild russl'in wagon rides & hop-a-long pony rodeo. Partake in some tastee good cook'in with baked beans,& bbq, sweet tea, lemonade, ole fashion soda floats and cookies with milk. Spend yer even'ns under the stars enjoy'in a cowboy flick, with some tastee warm popcorn and hot chocolate, yummee! We'll be rope'n some critters and go'in on a varmint hunt'n digital scavenger hunt. Wanted happy campers, grumpy ones stay home or we'll make you be silly!

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Jurassic Hunt Week

Campground
Aug 18 - 24, 2017

The most popular creature in the 1000 Islands, other than Stewie, is the elusive KOA dinosaur. Begin your adventure searching for the super coolest creature ever, the KOA dinosaurus. Feel like an archaeologist and unearth cool stuff during “The Dig”. Follow clues in a prehistoric scavenger hunt. Enjoy yummy jurassic treats, such as volcano ice cream floats and dino dogs. Watch a super cool dino flick while sitting out under the starry skies, with a bag of yummy caveman popcorn. Show your love for the scaly beasts and get an awesome dino tattoo. Make super cool prehistoric cra and join in some mad science seminars. You'll have so much fun, you'll want to stay in the dark ages forever!

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2 Cool 4 School Week

Campground
Aug 25 - 31, 2017

Your way 2 cool 2 b think'in bout school. It is all about kids having the best, most awesome, week. Kids get any tattoo they want, add all the yummy toppings they want to their ice cream sundaes and have the best dinner ever, “tacos in a bag”. Stay up late and watch super cool movies under the stars, with popcorn and hot chocolate. Dive'n 4 scubes, how cool. Make groovy cras to decorate your desk or locker. Grab your parents 4 Wiz Quiz Trivia

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Labour Day Weekend

Campground
Sep 1 - 4, 2017

Sadly it is the last long weekend of summer, but it is going to be a really good one with all your favorite activities of summer rolled into three days of awesome fun. Here goes, there will be: tattoos, bubblegum, wet n wild wagon rides, diving for scubes, designer ice cream floats bingo, scavenger hunts, glow stick wagon rides, movies under the stars, s'more popcorn, caramel popcorn and a bbq. Your going need to go back to school for a rest!

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Zoo Balloo Weekend

Campground
Sep 8 - 9, 2017

Camping with critters, it doesn't get any more exciting than that. A love of animals, spans all age groups including adults and children which makes this the perfect weekend. Ray's Reptiles will be visiting with all kinds of exciting critters from giant spiders to funky reptiles. Also Animal Ambassadors will be visiting and featuring Animals from Down Under and Journey to Africa with all kinds of cool critters, including a kangaroo! Pssst, there will be a secret guest, perhaps a lemur. Yep you get to meet and touch all kinds of wonderful animals. There will also be all kinds of other fun like: tie dye, bbq, critter crafts, movies, a wagon ride and a pancake breakfast. All events are free!

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VKR Appreciation Weekend

Campground
Sep 15 - 16, 2017

With a KOA Value Card, pay for Friday night and with your $10 donation to our supported charities get the whole weekend of fabulous activities and Saturday night for free, WOWEE! There will be a dreamy bubble wagon ride in the crisp fall air. Sit out under the beautiful starry skies watching a movie while munching on yummy popcorn and slurping hot chocolate with whipped cream & marshmallows. Make an awesome fall tie dye shirt at our craft station. Join in the fun at S'mores Galore, our gourmet s'more make'n station! Run through the fall leaves gathering pics for a digital treasure hunt. Sunday morning come in your jammies for a yummy pancake breakfast.

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Harfest Weekend

Campground
Sep 22 - 23, 2017

Enjoy the wonders of Fall, jumping in piles of leaves, watching the maples, oaks and ash change colour. get a glimpse of deer, turkeys and other magnificent wildlife start to wander throughout the park at dawn and dusk. Come and celebrate fall with a bratwurst bbq and apple pie with ice cream. Sit under a magnifi- cent starry sky and enjoy an outdoor movie while slurping hot chocolate and munching on delicious s'more popcorn. Get back to nature tromping through the woods in a scavenger hunt or go wild and get a tattoo. Let the surrounding beauty inspire you to create a lovely fall wall hanging in the craft workshop. Sunday you can sleep in, listen to the birds sing and then enjoy a yummy pancake breakfast. Make time and take this weekend to stop, breath and enjoy all the important things in life and the beauty of nature.

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Sinfully Chocolate Weekend

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Sep 29 - 30, 2017

Immerse yourself in sinfully delicious chocolate. Dig into a glorious buffet of chocolate confections, from chocolate enrobed cherries, cream puffs & almonds to heavenly chocolate fountains, cakes and other delights. Enjoy s'more popcorn and creamy hot chocolate at the outdoor movie. Play chocolate bar bingo or head out for the great chocoholic scavenger hunt. Top off the weekend with pancakes covered in chocolate sauce, chocolate chips and whipped cream on Sunday morning, yummee!

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Fallfest Weekend

Campground
Oct 6 - 9, 2017

Fallfest is a magical holiday, Halloween and Thanksgiving into oneawesome weekend. Saturday is Halloween, with pumpkin bowling and carving,costumes, site decoration, face painting, trick or treating and a haunted house. Experiencea new dimension of fear and fun, imagine finding your way out of a maze ofzombies, a room where the walls come alive or walking on alake of blood. Every year a new more terrifying haunted house is created just for you.afterwards it is all fun, trick or treating and touring all the decorated sites.Sunday is Thanksgiving and a stress free day to enjoy the fall weather. Watch jack o lanterns fly through the air from our custom built trebuchet, in “the great pumpkin chuck”. Enjoy a wagon ride to view the fall colours, take a dip in the heated pool or just relax in the hot tub. Thanksgiving dinner is scrumptious with roasted turkey, mashed potatoes, stuffing, gravy and a pot luck buffet of our guests favorite holiday dishes. Join in a Thriller youtubevideo.

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Local Area Events

Million Dollar Quartet - 1000 Islands Playhouse

Local
Jun 16 - Jul 15, 2017
690 Charles St S
Gananoque, ON K7G1X4
613-382-7020

On December 4, 1956, history was made when Johnny Cash, Jerry Lee Lewis, Carl Perkins, and Elvis Presley gathered for an impromptu jam session at Sun Records, the birthplace of Rock & Roll. Step inside the recording studio for this seminal moment in music history and hear the rock hits that you know and love.

Tickets available at the box office. 

Tickets: $42.05 including tax. 

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1000 Islands Family Ribfest

Local
Jun 30 - Jul 2, 2017, 10am - 11pm
30 King St E
Gananoque, ON K7G2T6
613-530-7355

The Gananoque Rotary Club and the Lions Club present its 12th year of fun. Four professional ribbers, excitement, free entertainment, games, food, prizes to entice the entire family. The Great 1000 Islands Duck Race at 10:30 on Saturday in Confederation Park, followed by free hot dogs, Canada Day cake at noon.  Arts & Craft Fair Sat. & Sun and Lions Shore Breakfast Sunday morning.  Something for everyone's pleasure, see you there.

Admission: Absolutely free of charge. 

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Huck Finn Derby

Local
Jul 1, 2017, 9am - 1pm
2 King St E
Gananoque, ON K7G1E6
613-328-3579

Meet at Milano's at 9am with your Huck Finn costume and float or bicycle.
Parade at 9:15 down to Confederation Park to start the fishing.
Fish from 10am to 11am – Fun fish this year, no measuring!
11am-12pm – Hand out loot bags and prizes.
Cookies and Hot Dog and Drinks.
Prizes for best decorated bike, best float , and best costume !!

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Pirate Invasion

Local
Aug 19 - 20, 2017, 10am - 3pm
30 King St E
Gananoque, ON K7G2T6

Yaarrrr!!
'Capt'n Tor & the Naer Do Well Cads' are returning to the 1000 Islands and the fair town of Gananoque to host the 2017 Gananoque Pirate Invasion.

This year's Gananoque 1000 Islands Pirate Invasion is better than ever! This year Capt'n Tor and the Naer Do Well Cads will be providing their signature rollickin frollickin all ages music and theatrics and belly-dancer on their own stage over the weekend, but they will also be setting up their amazing full pirate encampment with an exciting variety of fun, interactive and educational games, exhibits, a pirate mercantile and more! All to take the participant back in time to 1691-- during the Golden Era of Pirates!

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