• acres of natural greens , water areas with stories of pirates & bootleggers


Welcome to Gananoque

Located at the confluence of the Gananoque River and the mighty St. Lawrence River, the town of Gananoque has a fascinating history, from its aboriginal roots to its important role in the War of 1812. Though small, the town is rich with culture and commerce. Today, Gananoque is best known for its relationship to the Thousand Islands, one of the region’s most popular tourist destinations.

Hotel Rooms

Your Gateway to the 1000 Islands

Most visitors to Gananoque are here to explore the legendary Thousand Islands, an archipelago of 1,864 islands dotted along the St. Lawrence River on either side of the U.S./Canada border. The islands offer spectacular opportunities for sightseeing, outdoor recreation or peaceful leisure. As they explore the timeless scenery, visitors can also take a journey through the islands’ past, which includes stories of pirates, bootleggers and the rich-and-famous.

Nearby Cities

  • Bridge to USA I-81 – 15 Km
  • Fort Henry (Kingston) - 22 Km
  • Upper Canada Village (Morrison) – 120 Km
  • Ottawa – 160 Km
  • Toronto – 282 Km
  • Montreal – 270 Km

Local Attractions

Some of Gananoque’s most popular local attractions include:
1000 Island boat tours

Gananoque Boat Tours

Take a cruise on the gentle waters of the St. Lawrence River and explore the history and majesty of the Thousand Islands. Offering day cruises, evening cruises, charters and group packages, Gananoque Boat Tours is an unforgettable way to make the most of your Thousand Islands vacation.

Gananoque Boat Lines

Whole Year
All Aboard

Gananoque Boat Line operates five triple-decker, all-aluminum vessels. Facilities on board  include: rest rooms on each deck, coffee shop and refreshments. There are five open decks and two fully enclosed decks. The Gananoque Boat Line fleet is inspected and certified by Transport Canada - one of the highest standards in the world!

2 Locations
* 1-hour, 2.5-hour, and Boldt Castle Stopover tours.
* You start and finish your tour in the Heart of the 1000 Islands at either Gananoque or the 1000 Islands Bridge location in Ivy Lea (one hour tour only).

1000 Islands Helicopter Tours

See the majestic Thousand Islands from above by taking an exhilarating helicopter tour. Choose from a package tour, or customize your own tour for the experience of a lifetime

1000 Islands Playhouse

Featuring world-class performers with a community-minded spirit, the 1000 Islands Playhouse theatre company stages a variety of productions year-round, from light-hearted musicals to serious dramatic works.

1000 Islands Charity Casino

Experience the excitement of casino gaming for a good cause. This first-class casino is home to over 500 slot machines and all your favourite games, from blackjack to roulette. Enjoy onsite dining, live entertainment and more.

Joel Stone Heritage Park

Not only does this picturesque park offer amazing views of the St. Lawrence River and its famous islands, but it’s legendary as the site of pivotal moments in the war of 1812, one of the most important military conflicts in Canadian history.

Arthur Child Heritage Museum

Enhance your trip to the 1000 Islands with a visit to the Arthur Child Heritage Museum located on the shores of the St. Lawrence River. Visit the Museum Gift Shop for one-of-a-kind Canadian-made gifts and mementos by local artisans including jewellery, pottery, local Maple syrup and the famous 1000 Islands Dressing.

Gananoque Points of Interest