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Exploring St. Lawrence Islands National Park

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To really explore St. Lawrence national park, created in 1904, visitors need a boat to reach more than 20 islands and some 83 islets and shoals.

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St. Lawrence National Park Islands are part of the Frontenac Arch Biosphere Reserve, a UNESCO protected region that forms a bridge of islands connecting the Canadian Shield and the Adirondack mountains.

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Kayaking in the Thousand Islands, St. Lawrence Islands National Park.

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Digging into a generous lunch prepared by our guide at 1000 Islands Kayaking Company.

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With 80 kilometres of protected land, the pitch pine stand for years and wildlife is abundant: We saw enormous loons, 10 turtles sunning on a log and a majestic great blue heron around every corner.

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