1000 Islands / Ivy Lea KOA Canada

Open May 6 - October 10

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514 1000 Island Parkway

Lansdowne, ON K0E 1L0 Canada

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2016 Calendar of Events

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Apr 7 - Oct 7, 2016

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True Colours Week

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Jun 30 - Jul 7, 2016

Celebrate Canada, America and KOA in style with a whole week of crazy activities! Its time to be silly and get a sparkly tattoo or get 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 and join in the wet n wild wagon ride water wars.it feels good to be young at any age. Be patriotic and indulge in a 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 and lots and lots of fun for everyone, Eh!

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Surf's Up Week

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Jul 8 - 14, 2016

Its summertime and wet n wild week! Get ready to enjoy everything you love about summer. Splash out every afternoon with water wars wagon rides, its 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. Dude, it is righteously good sun soaking fun!

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A Pirates Life Week

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Jul 15 - 21, 2016

Aye matey, its 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. Then grab yer crew for the Wiz Quiz Trivia and see who are the 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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Carnival Country Week

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Jul 22 - 28, 2016

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 craft seminars, nawlins 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. Dat gotta be fun!

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Holidaze Week

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Jul 29 - Aug 4, 2016

Wrapping up all your all your favorite holidays in one week, it is 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, Santas elves need a little summer practice. Go Irish with Delicious St. Patricks Day green ice cream floats. Take part in the turkeys revenge water wars.

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Indiana Jones Week

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Aug 5 - 11, 2016

Unlock the mystery of the 1000 Islands and discover its secrets during Adventure Week. Are there more than 1000 islands? Are there shipwrecks? Are there actually castles with secret passages? Dive deep to find secret clues in the KOA lagoon. Discover lost maps that will lead you to hidden treasure. Unearth pieces of the puzzle in the archeological dig that will help you to unlock the mysteries of the 1000 Islands. Share your findings in the adventurers club, over an exotic ice cream float. Fend off the local savages during a wet n wild wagon ride. Dont miss out, become an adventurer this summer!

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Wild Wild West Week

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Aug 12 - 18, 2016

Cowboy Up! Yippee ki yea! Therell be: hilly billy horse shoes (ya use a toilet seat), a hay stack treasure hunt, seed spitn, wet n wild russlin wagon rides & hop-a-long pony rodeo. Partake in some tastee good cookin with baked beans, corn on the cob, sweet tea, lemonade, ole fashion soda floats and cookies with milk. Spend yer evenns under
the stars enjoyin a cowboy flick, with some tastee warm popcorn and hot chocolate, yummee! Well be ropen some critters and goin on a varmint huntn digital scavenger hunt. Wanted happy campers, grumpy ones stay home or well make you be silly!

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Jurassic Hunt Week

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Aug 19 - 25, 2016

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 archeologist 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 craft and join in some mad science seminars. Youll have so much fun, youll want to stay in the dark ages forever!

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2 Cool 4 School Week

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Aug 26 - Sep 1, 2016

Your way 2 cool 2 b thinkin 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. Dviven 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

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Sep 2 - 5, 2016

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, smore popcorn, caramel popcorn and a bbq. You're going to need to go back to school for a rest!

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Howl'n Holidaze Weekend

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Sep 9 - 10, 2016

Its a dog gone good time, with or without a K-9 companion. A hot dog bbq, what else! Yummy cupcakes and tasty
pancakes on Sunday. Humans can get a fun doggy tattoo and accompany their dogs on a wagon ride, to a movie
under the stars, a scavenger hunt, walkies and bingo. Make your dog an awesome tie dye bandana or just create a
really cool piece of wearable art for yourself. $10 of your registration fee is donated to several profit free animal
charities including: Shebas Haven, that cares for terminally ill elderly dogs and Sandy Pines Wildlife Refuge, that
rehabilitates injured wildlife.

Check them out at:
www.shebashaven.ca
www.sandypineswildlife.org

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VKR Appreciation Weekend

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Sep 16 - 17, 2016

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 Smores Galore, our gourmet smore makin 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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Septemberfest Weekend

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Sep 23 - 24, 2016

It is like Oktoberfest, but way better. Fall is such a lovely time of year, maple and oak trees throughout the park begin to change colour. Deer, turkeys and other amazing 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 magnificent starry sky and enjoy an outdoor movie while slurping hot chocolate and munching on delicious warm caramel corn. 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 and  enjoy all the important things in life and the beauty of nature.

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Chocoholic Weekend

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Sep 30 - Oct 1, 2016

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 smore 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

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Oct 7 - 10, 2016

Fallfest is a magical holiday, delightfully blending Halloween and Thanksgiving into one awesome weekend. Saturday is Halloween, with pumpkin bowling and carving, costumes, site decoration, face painting, trick or treating and a haunted house. Afterwards it is all fun, trick or treating and touring all the brilliantly decorated sites. Sunday is Thanksgiving and a stress free day to enjoy the lovely fall weather while your Thanksgiving dinner is being prepared. Watch jack o lanterns fly through the air from our custom built trebuchet, in the great pumpkin chuck. Enjoy a lovely 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 an awesome pot luck buffet of our guests favorite holiday dishes. Join in a Thriller video!

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Local Area Events

Rockport Boat Line - 2 Castle Tour

Local
May 29 - Oct 2, 2016
23 Front Street
Rockport, ON K0E 1V0
800-563-8687

Exclusive to Rockport Cruises is the all-day enchanting Two Castle Tour of both Boldt Castle located on Heart Island and Singer Castle on Dark Island.

2016 CRUISE DATES (SUNDAY ONLY):SUNDAY, May 29, June 26, July 10, July 17, August 14, August 21, August 28, September 25, October 2. Departs Sunday at 10:00 am returns at approximately 4:00 pm*. Reservations are required for this cruise. Schedule is subject to change without notice.

*Documentation Required for this Cruise:
1. Passengers on the stop-over cruise are subject to United States Customs and Immigration as Boldt Castle and Singer Castle are in the U.S.
2. Passports are required for this cruise.
3. Citizens of countries outside of Canada or the US may require a visitors visa as well as their passport. Canadian Permanent Residents also require a valid passport and US visitor's Visa.

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Gananoque Ribfest/Canada Day Celebration

Local
Jun 30 - Jul 3, 2016
30 King Street East
Gananoque, ON K7G 2T6

The Ribfest is held over the Canada Day long weekend in the Town Hall Park in the heart of the beautiful town of Gananoque, the gateway to the world famous 1000 Islands.

Come and enjoy a great day or stay for the weekend in the heart of the 1000 Islands. Browse, shop, relax, taste the delicious ribs and discover the sites, legends, and history Gananoque has to offer. On the evening of Canada Day, a fantastic fireworks display is provided by the Town of Gananoque and the Firefighters Association to celebrate the birthday of our great country.

Something for Everyone! Days of fun for the whole family! Music, entertainment, vendors, beer tent. Lots of great ribs and pulled pork to eat! Gananoque Town Park ball diamond, King Street, Gananoque

Event rages from June 30 to July 3. For a full list of events, admission and other information visit www.ganribfest.com/events.htm

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Rockport Cruises Fireworks Cruise

Local
Jul 4, 2016
20 Front Street
Rockport, ON K0E 1V0
800-563-8687

Experience a Breathtaking Fireworks Display over Boldt Castle on the beautiful St. Lawrence River!

CRUISE ~ 8:30 P.M. ~ 11:00 P.M. (APPROXIMATELY)

For admission and reservation information, please contact 1000 Islands Cruises Rockport 1-800-563-8687

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Old Fort Henry Sunset Ceremonies

Local
Jul 6 - Aug 31, 2016, Every Week @ 8pm - 11pm
1 Fort Henry Drive
Kingston, ON K7K 5G8
800-437-2233

The World Famous, award-winning Sunset Ceremonies feature the Fort Henry Guard Drums, Drill Squad, and Artillery Detachment presenting an interpretive story of 1860s military music, precision drill and big-bang artillery manoeuvres, including a mock battle and state-of-the-art projection elements that bring the ceremony to life!

The World Heritage Sunset Ceremony is held Wednesday evenings at 8pm from July 8 until August 26.

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Upper Canada Village War of 1812 Re-enactment

Local
Jul 9 - 10, 2016
13740 County Rd 2
Morrisburg, ON K0C 1X0
800-437-2233

Re-live the Battle that Saved Canada at The Battle of Cryslers Farm Monument near Upper Canada Village.

  • Live action battle on Saturday and Sunday afternoon, starting at 1 p.m. with a Childrens Muster Parade and Cannon Run (in the field west of the Battle of Cryslers Farm Monument)
  • Period Merchants and Artisans
  • Military Camp open to the public - south of the Miniature Train Station
  • 10 a.m. to 4 p.m.
  • Ongoing demonstrations and drills
  • Visit the displays and life-size dioramas at the Battle of Cryslers Farm Memorial Building

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Fort Henry Annual Tattoo

Local
Jul 23, 2016, 7:30pm - 10pm
1 Fort Henry Drive
Kingston, ON K7K 5G8
800-437-2233

The Tattoo is one of Fort Henry's premiere events and showcases the drill and musical skills of various Canadian and international acts. Fife, Brass, and Pipe & Drum bands will fill the Parade Square with music, culminating in a massed bands grand finale with over 250 performers, ending with a fireworks display!

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Upper Canada Village Horse Lovers' Weekend

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Sep 3 - 5, 2016
13740 County Rd 2
Morrisburg, ON K0C 1X0
800-437-2233

Upper Canada Village's 2016 Horse Lovers' Weekend will be a very special occasion as tribute is paid to the Canadian Horse, Canada's national breed and exclusive breed of horses who live and work at Upper Canada Village. A six-horse hitch of all black, registered Canadian horses, a horse powered Drag Saw operation, horse powered threshing machine, horse drawn wagon rides, horse drawn boat rides all free with village admission. You won't want to miss the Parade at 1:00 p.m. on Saturday and Sunday, September 4 & 5. Upper Canada Village's own musical troupe, the Tilton's, will give a performance on Saturday before the all-Canadian Horse Parade.

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Upper Canada Village 1860's Fall Fair Weekend

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Sep 19 - 20, 2016
13740 County Rd 2
Morrisburg, ON K0C 1X0
800-437-2233

Participate in the excitement of a wonderfully re-created 1860s Fall Fair, using 1860s fair categories and rules as a guideline.  Public entries are welcome!  Enter your fine art, preserves, handwork, vegetables and other items; all entries must comply with our  guidelines.  Enjoy the musical and magic shows throughout the day in the fairgrounds.

See livestock, agricultural and dairy products, vegetables, flowers, and fine arts.  Join in the old fashioned fun and games which promise to entertain the whole family.  And don't miss our Village Fair treats! Fresh apples, Village-baked bread, Village made cheese, cider, lemonade and fudge will all be available for just 50 cents per serving.

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