365 Canadian Sights | Day 308: Zavikon and the Thousand Islands

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 | Image from Flickr/Harmish Khambhaita via CC BY SA 2.0 |

Really this is for the Thousand Islands, but it’s hard to choose just one.

So I chose the attractive and famous Zavikon.

The whole area is populated with…well, lots of islands. Many have some sort of structure on them. Some are mundane, some are amazing and some are in the U.S.

Zavikon is…in Canada. Both islands. There’s a famous old story that this is the shortest international bridge and such, making it an excellent tourist stop, but it seems that might be a bit of an exaggeration, and the border is actually offshore.

That oddity (or not) aside, the Thousand Islands area is full of quaint little islands in the St. Lawrence, sitting in relatively calm waters, and without a tide. This means construction right to the shore is easier, hence the overflowing look of some of the islands, with man-made or curated parts right over the edge of the water.

Around three hours from Toronto and two from Ottawa, it’s easy to guess how this area became a popular tourist region. Zavikon is viewable from tours, or your own watercraft.

Not really a place to visit,but more a sight to see, thre is no TripAdvisor profilve for Zavikon. However, as it was an oddity, AtlasObscura has a profile on it. For more info on visiting the area, which includes a few different parks, private land and an international border, check out this site.

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