Wolfe Island Tourism, Canada

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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.

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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.

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Facts and Stats for Wolfe Island*

  • Pollution Statistics in Wolfe Island

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

    • Air Pollution 13.89 (Very Low)
    • Unattended dirt and garbage 33.33 (Low)
    • Dissatisfaction with Garbage Disposal 25 (Low)
    • Dissatisfaction to Spend Time in the City 8.33 (Very Low)
    • Dissatisfaction with Green zones and parks 25 (Low)
  • Wolfe Island: Crime and Safety

    How safe is Wolfe Island for tourists? Understand risks and safety concerns that can hamper your travel experience in Wolfe Island.

    • Burglary and Theft 22.62 (Low)
    • Mugging and Robbery 14.29 (Very Low)
    • Assault and Armed Robbery 21.43 (Low)
    • Corruption and Bribery 22.62 (Low)
    • Car Stealing 15 (Very Low)
    • Robbery of Car belongings 29.76 (Low)
    • Attacks 17.86 (Very Low)
    • Drug offense 36.25 (Low)
    • Safety walking alone during daylight 95.24 (Very High)
    • Safety walking alone during night 67.86 (High)
    • Insulting and offensive behaviour 23.81 (Low)
    • Hate crime due to Racism, Religion, ethnic origin 8.33 (Very Low)
    • Property crimes and Vandalism 30.95 (Low)
  • Living in Wolfe Island - Quality of Life

    Quality of Life Index of Wolfe Island is 198.27 (Very High)

    • Safety Index 76.42 (High)
    • Climate Index 57.38 (Moderate)
    • Pollution Index 13.6 (Very Low)
    • Traffic Commute Time Index 23.33 (Very Low)
    • Cost of Living Index 70.58 (Moderate)
    • Health Care Index 79.14 (High)
    • Property Price to Income Ratio 6.52 (Low)
    • Purchasing Power Index 108.98 (High)
    • 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.

  • Cost for Essentials in Wolfe Island

    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 11.14 USD
    • Summer clothing in a chain store 32.57 USD
    • Pair of Basic Nike Shoes 75.57 USD
    • Pair of Basic Levis Jeans 46.91 USD

*Stats and figures mentioned are crowd-sourced ​and subjected to change without notice.

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