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.

Notice to Truckers and Shippers - Removal of 2016 Half Load Restrictions

The Township of Frontenac Islands will be removing the 2016 Half load restrictions at 7:00 a.m. on Monday May 2nd, 2016 on all roads within the Township corridor.
Any Enquires may contact the undersigned

Robert Dillabough, CRS
Public Works Manager
1191 Rd. 96, P.O. Box 130
Wolfe Island, Ontario, K0H 2Y0
Cell (613) 532-5669

Or the

Municipal Offices on:
Wolfe Island at (613)-385-2216 or
Howe Island at (613)-544-6348

Notice of Public Meeting

On Wednesday, May 18 and Thursday May 19, 2016, the Council of the Township of Frontenac Islands will hold public meetings, pursuant to Section 12 of the Development Charges Act, 1997, to present and obtain public input on the Township’s proposed development charges by-law and underlying background study.

All interested parties are invited to attend the Public Meetings of Council and any person who attends the meetings may make representations relating to the proposed by-law and background study. The meetings are to be held:

Wednesday, May 18, 2016
6:30 pm.
Wolfe Island Community Hall
26 Division Street


Thursday, May 19, 2016
Howe Island Council Chambers
50 Baseline Road

In order that sufficient information is made available to the public, the D.C. Background Study is being made available online on the Municipal website (www.municipality.frontenac on May 13, 2016. Copies of the proposed by-law and the background study also are being made available as of April 29th, 2016 from at the above locations. For additional inquiries please contact Wolfe Island Office (613-385-2216) or Howe Island Office (613- 544-6348)

Interested persons may express their comments at the Public Meeting or in writing, addressed to the C.A.O./Clerk, at the above addresses prior to May 18, 2016.

Community Centre 2016 Spring/Summer Recreational Programs

Recreational Programs for Spring/Summer have been posted. Please see the link below for further details.

Spring Rec Programs 2016.

Coaches/Volunteer’s needed for all programming. If interested in helping please contact Lesley Prevost at 385-1671. Can sign for high-school hours.