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A scenic ferry ride will bring you to us…
From Toronto and Montreal it takes about 3 hours to reach the Wolfe Island ferry dock in downtown Kingston where the free ferry (Wolfe Island Ferry) departs hourly.

Coming from Ottawa the drive is about 2 hours.

Americans from New York State can conveniently reach Shanti by ferry (Hornes Ferry) from Cape Vincent, NY. This service operates approximately from mid May to mid October. Otherwise, the 1000 Islands International Bridge is nearby.

Driving Directions
Coming from the East or West on the 401 turn off at exit 623. Travel South on highway 15 until it ends at highway 2. Turn right on highway 2, continue for a few kilometers, cross the drawbridge, after the drawbridge enter the left lane and prepare to turn left into the Wolfe Island Ferry Dock (next to Tim Hortons).

Once you’re on Wolfe Island, we’re only a 5 minute drive away… Turn left at the stop sign (Post Office). After 3 kilometers you’ll reach the 9th line. Continue 700 meters past the 9th line to Waldo’s Lane.  (Note: You’ve gone too far if you reach the 10th line). You’ll notice a sign that reads “Shanti”. Turn left here and continue straight along the road to Shanti.

Upon arrival,  please unload your bags at the front of the house, and afterwards park in the designated parking area. Welcome to Shanti!

Wolfe Island Ferry Tips
Durin the peak summer months and holiday long weekends we recommend you arrive one hour before the ferry departs. At other times of the year arrive at least half an hour before. If you’re waiting for the ferry why not enjoy what beautiful downtown Kingston has to offer. Leave your car in the ferry lineup while you enjoy one of the many cafes, shops, and restaurants on Princess Street only a few minutes’ walk away. Once aboard the Wolfe Island Ferry memories of the 401 will be far behind you.

Alternative Travel Options
The most economical way to reach Kingston is by bus. Megabus Bus Line offers exceptional fares from Toronto’s downtown terminal at Bay and Dundas as well as from Scarborough, Whitby, Brockville and Montreal.

You can also reach Kingston by Via Rail
From either the bus or train station it’s a short 15 minute taxi ride ($15) to the Wolfe Island Ferry. Simply call us and we’ll arrange for someone to pick you up when you arrive on the island.

Contact Shanti – 613-385-9912

About Us

Enjoy the tranquil 11 acre property where our spacious century inn and cabins are situated on 1000 feet of private shoreline. Now in its eighth season, Shanti has become a popular retreat destination in Ontario. More…