Gananoque and the 1000 Islands is a boater’s paradise, fisherman’s playground, hiker’s haven and a cyclist’s waterfront adventure and it’s easy to see why it’s regarded as one of the most beautiful places on earth. Featuring two world famous UNESCO designated sites including Frontenac Arch Biosphere and Rideau Heritage Route and amid the spectacular scenery of lush woodlands, rock and cobalt-blue water, the 1,864 islands that make up the 1000 Islands truly lives up to its reputation as a world-class waterfront destination.
Visit our Welcome Centre to find out more about this dynamic destination, and to purchase your tickets for all the attractions we have to offer. Enhance your trip to the 1000 Islands with a visit of the 1000 Islands History Museum adjacent to the Gananoque Boatline on the shores of the St. Lawrence River. Embrace the outdoors all year long with freshwater fishing, swimming, cycling, golfing, kayaking, boating, and more! Enjoy fine or casual dining on a waterfront patio, local pub fare, or grab an ice cream after a sun-filled afternoon. The Thousand Islands Playhouse theatres offer six months of engaging entertainment for your enjoyment. Witness spectacular views first class aboard a personalized helicopter tour with 1000 Islands Helicopter Tours. Enjoy the breathtaking view from the 1000 Islands Tower, see the 1000 Islands & St. Lawrence River. Visit our casino, with slots, table games and poker tournaments, your nightly entertainment is steps from the edge of town. From antiques, art, fashion, souvenirs, or everyday essentials, browse one of the many shops in Gananoque. Extend your stay at one of our unique inns and spas or branded hotel properties. Tourism 1000 Islands is the place to begin to plan the trip of a lifetime.