About Us

You've picked a great place to visit and we hope you stay awhile. Here in the United Counties of Leeds and Grenville there is a lot to see and do. It's a great place to kick back and relax in both urban and rural settings and the opportunities are everywhere to go explore the landscape, the waterways, forests and attractions.

Along one of our borders is the St. Lawrence River and the famous 1000 Islands Region. We're home to world-renowned UNESCO (United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization)  sites of significance: the Rideau Canal and Heritage Route and the Frontenac Arch Biosphere Reserve.

BrownsBay2.jpgOur 24 inland lakes and streams attract campers, anglers, hikers, cyclists, road tour enthusiasts and nature lovers. Our cottage country is known far and wide, including by our American neighbours just across the river.

Leeds Grenville is made up of 10 municipalities and three partner communities (Gananoque, Brockville and Prescott) over a large geographical area. Our member municipalities include the Townships of Athens, Augusta, Edwardsburgh/Cardinal, Elizabethtown-Kitley, Front of Yonge, Leeds and the Thousand Islands, Village of Merrickville Wolford and the Municipality of North Grenville.

We're close to many larger Canadian Centres, including our Nation's Capital, Ottawa. Some locations are listed in the graph below.

You've heard of the creamy salad dressing named for the 1000 Islands, but we are also known for our Mrs. McGarrigle's mustards, our river cruises, extensive hiking and cycling trails, top-notch scuba diving and our shipwrecks. There is something for everyone here. Visitors to our region here in Eastern Ontario are famous for return visits. Once you experience Leeds Grenville you will see why people who live here feel this is a place where they can both work and vacation.



To Leeds Grenville (Township of Athens used as centre)


Est. Distance (km)

Est. Distance (miles)

Est. Driving Time

Kingston, Ontario



45 min

Trenton, Ontario



2 hrs

Toronto, Ontario



3 hrs 15 min

Ottawa, Ontario



1 hr

Montreal, Ontario



2 hrs 10 min

New York, New York



6 hrs

Detroit, Michigan



7 hrs