Within the Thousand Islands National Park, Canada C3 will be visiting Gordon Island. Gordon Island is a unique and beautiful landscape within Thousand Islands National Park. The island is home to rare plants, species at risk and a diverse population of birds. The island contains one of the most significant First Nation archaeological sites in the Thousand Islands. These ancient campsites are over 9,000 years old. It has been a popular island with summer visitors to the region since the late 1800s. One of the park’s first picnic shelters, from 1905, still stands on the island and provides a perfect vantage point for tranquil and inspiring views of the Thousand Islands in the Frontenac Arch Biosphere Reserve.