Welcome to GananoqueLocated 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.
Your Gateway to the 1000 IslandsMost 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.
- 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 AttractionsSome of Gananoque’s most popular local attractions include:
Gananoque Boat ToursTake 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
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!
* 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
1000 Islands Playhouse
year-round, from light-hearted musicals to serious dramatic works.
1000 Islands Charity Casino
Joel Stone Heritage Park
Arthur Child Heritage Museum
Gananoque Points of Interest