Frontenac Islands


Welcome to Frontenac Islands

Island SunsetFrontenac Islands was formed in 1998 by the amalgamation of two of Ontario's oldest rural municipalities: Howe Island and Wolfe Island. Both islands can trace their European roots back to New France, but it was only in the years after the War of 1812 that settlement took place in any numbers.

The islands are named after two of Britain's generals from the time period of the Seven Year's War: James Wolfe (d. Sept 13, 1759) and William Howe (d. 1814), a subordinate of Wolfe's at the Plains Of Abraham and later Commander-in-Chief of British troops in North America during the American Revolution. The islands' current names first appeared on a map in 1818 when Captain William Fitzwilliam Owen of the Royal Navy conducted a naval survey of the 1,000 Islands.

Today, the islands have a mixture of agricultural and rural lifestyles with a growing proportion of residents working off the islands in Kingston or elsewhere in Frontenac County.

The islands, situated as they are at the beginning of the St. Lawrence River, provide a unique location to live and work. Access to the mainland is by boat: both islands are serviced by ferries year-round with the addition of a seasonal ferry to the USA from Wolfe Island from May to November.

The Wolfe Island Ferry - Service Outage

The Wolfe Island ferry will be out of service for maintenance Wednesday September 17,2014 from 10:30 a.m. to 2:00 p.m.
We apologize for any inconvenience.

Candidate Selection


  • Mike Bromley
  • Denis Doyle

Councillors - Howe Island

  • David Jones
  • Natalie Nossal
  • Randy Pilszak

Councillors - Wolfe Island

  • Doug Franks
  • Wayne Grant
  • Chad Hulton
  • Barbara Springgay
  • Jarda Zaborozsky


  • Denis Chercuitte

2014 Tax Bill Newsletter

Click here for a PDF copy of the 2014 Tax Bill Newsletter.