Spring is here and the islands are calling! And thankfully we have stunning islands right here in Ontario. The province is home to thousands of islands and they’re all worth exploring. Check out one of the many picturesque islands in Ontario.

From Manitoulin Island to Flowerpot Island – the options feel almost endless. Especially if you visit the Thousand Islands.

Here’s a list of 7 enchanting islands in Ontario for picture-perfect adventures

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Flowerpot Island

Now this is what we call a picturesque island! Flowerpot Island on the Georgian Bay is among the most popular in Ontario. These massive stone structures line the beach and resemble flower pots, which is a sight to see. The pillars were naturally formed and tower high above the shoreline.

Where: Fathom Five National Marine Park, Bruce Peninsula

Wolfe Island

If you happen to find yourself in Ontario’s Limestone city, you may be curious to know more about what else lies across Lake Ontario.

Though of course, that’s where you’ll find the first island of the world-renowned Thousand Islands, located just at the entrance of the St Lawrence River. With a quick ferry ride, head over and enjoy Wolfe Island’s bountiful nature, secluded beach and small village.

Visitors are also encouraged to leave their cars on the mainland and bike from the ferry terminal to the beach along the 1.3 km nature trail when they arrive on Wolfe Island.

Where: Frontenac County, Ontario

Peche Island

Peche Island is a cute spot you can get to if you’re in the Windsor area.

The island lies 330 metres off the Detroit River shoreline at the eastern edge of Windsor and features rustic walking trails, docking facilities and more.

Access this island by boat, canoe, kayak, or paddle board and have a great day!

Where: Peche Island, Windsor, ON

Manitoulin Island 

Manitoulin Island is the world’s largest freshwater island and “northern Ontario’s best-kept secret,” according to its website.

It’s a tourist attraction in any season but it’s a most as the weather gets warmer. Expect magnificent hikes and waterfall adventures this spring and into the summer season.

Where: Lake Huron

St. Joseph Island

Located in the channel between Lake Huron and Lake Superior, St. Joseph Island is a little slice of paradise.

There are multiple parks and beaches on the island, including Women’s Institute Park which has floating docks, a sandy shoreline, and picnic shelters.

Richards Landing is the main part of town with a full-service marina and a shoreline boardwalk, with plenty of places to stop for food and drinks along the way.

Where: St Joseph Island, Algoma District, ON

Thousand Islands

As the weather gets warmer, you can island-hop by kayak, canoe, or paddleboard within Thousand Islands National Park. It’s a true adventure for nature lovers as you can explore all the islands in the area.

There’s something fascinating to see around every corner, including sunken ships, historic castles, and maybe a family of turtles or a bald eagle.

Where: Thousand Islands National Park

Pelee Island

Pelee Island is known as Canada’s southernmost populated island, and is a popular spot for fishing, boating, and rare nature sightings. The quiet and friendly island is especially beautiful in the spring when the pristine Lake Erie waters and lush trails are best enjoyed.

The island is also home to a marina and campground, as well as shops, restaurants, galleries, and a performing arts venue.

Where: Lake Erie Islands