Wolfe Island Tourism

Wolfe Island is an island at the entrance to the Saint Lawrence River in Lake Ontario near Kingston, Ontario. Wolfe Island is part of Frontenac County, Ontario and the Township of Frontenac Islands. It is the largest of the Thousand Islands. The largest community on the island is Marysville. The island was part of the traditional hunting lands of the Tyendinaga Mohawk people and the original name of the island is Ganounkouesnot ('Long Island Standing up'). It was called Grand Ile by the French, but was later named after British General James Wolfe by British settlers. The island is about 29 kilometres (18 miles) long, with its width varying from around 9 kilometres (6 miles) to a few hundred metres at some points; its area is about 124 square kilometres (48 square miles). The resident population is about 1400 people, but this can double or triple in summer. Wolfe Island has its own post office (K0H 2Y0) and telephone exchange (+1-613-385-). Wolfe Island can be accessed by ferry from both Canada and the United States. The ferry from Kingston (Wolfe Islander III) is operated by the Ministry of Transportation and is free of charge. This ferry operates from two locations: the Summer Dock located in Marysville and the Winter Dock located at Dawson Point. This route includes a bubbler system that stretches to the Barrack Street Dock in Kingston, Ontario. This ferry service is currently being examined in an ongoing transportation study. The seasonal Horne's Ferry (May to October) toll ferry to Cape Vincent, New York, first licensed in 1802, is still operated by the descendants of the first licence-holder and is one of the rare Canada-US international border crossings to be privately operated (the others are the Windsor-Detroit's Ambassador Bridge and Sombra–Marine City (Bluewater) Ferry). A third ferry runs seasonally to join Wolfe Island to Simcoe Island.


Explore popular vacation packages for Wolfe Island, Canada and kick-start your vacation planning for free. The nearest major city to Wolfe Island is Kingston. Take a short trip from Wolfe Island and set some time aside to explore the Kingston. Dotted with places like Fort Henry, Kingston Waterfront, Correctional Service Of Canada Museum; it will definitely be a good idea. Also, to reach Wolfe Island, you'll have to take a flight to Kingston; so its not really a detour. And even if it is, the city is worth paying at least a quick visit. A holiday in Wolfe Island can generally be of 1-2 days.

Don't just take a trip, let the trip take you! Have a enjoyable time at Wolfe Island.

  • Know the pollution level of Wolfe Island before you plan your visit.

    • Air Pollution 14.29 (Very Low)
    • Water Pollution 12.5 (Very Low)
    • Noise and Light Pollution 7.14 (Very Low)
    • Unattended dirt and garbage 25 (Low)
    • Drinking Water Pollution and Inaccessibility 6.25 (Very Low)
    • Dissatisfaction with Garbage Disposal 25 (Low)
    • Dissatisfaction to Spend Time in the City 5 (Very Low)
    • Dissatisfaction with Green zones and parks 10.71 (Very Low)
  • How safe is Wolfe Island for tourists? Understand risks and safety concerns that can hamper your travel experience in Wolfe Island.

    • Burglary and Theft 27 (Low)
    • Mugging and Robbery 14 (Very Low)
    • Assault and Armed Robbery 21 (Low)
    • Corruption and Bribery 25 (Low)
    • Car Stealing 14.58 (Very Low)
    • Robbery of Car belongings 28 (Low)
    • Attacks 17 (Very Low)
    • Drug offense 32.29 (Low)
    • Safety walking alone during daylight 96 (Very High)
    • Safety walking alone during night 67 (High)
    • Insulting and offensive behaviour 22 (Low)
    • Hate crime due to Racism, Religion, ethnic origin 7 (Very Low)
    • Property crimes and Vandalism 32 (Low)
    • Safety Index 76.54 (High)
    • Climate Index 56.74 (Moderate)
    • Pollution Index 14.85 (Very Low)
    • Traffic Commute Time Index 36.8 (Moderate)
    • Health Care Index 75.05 (High)
    • Property Price to Income Ratio 10.7 (Moderate)
    • Indices such as Quality of life, Climate & Healthcare index are good to be high whereas others such as Property price, Traffic & Cost of living Index are good to be low.

  • Here's how much it will cost to shop in Wolfe Island

    • Local calling per minute on Prepaid mobile 0.21 USD
    • International Movie per seat 10.09 USD
    • Summer clothing in a chain store 29.9 USD
    • Pair of Basic Nike Shoes 71.02 USD
    • Pair of Basic Levis Jeans 42.36 USD

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