Take in the beauty of the St. Lawrence River from boat cruises that weave among the islands and to historic Boldt Castle on Heart Island.

Gananoque boasts a variety of healthy outdoor activities including sea kayaking, scuba diving, swimming, nature walks, and the 37 km 1000 Islands Bike Path. Take off from the area docks in search of muskie, pike, bass and other freshwater fish — the St. Lawrence River is a world-renown fishery.

red chairs facing the water

Several well-designed golf courses and practice ranges tempt avid golfers of all abilities. ATV trails, miniature golf, walking tours, movie theatre and bowling offer vacation treats for the whole family. If live theatre is your passion, visit the Thousand Islands Playhouse on the waterfront. You can even dock there while you see a show. Don’t forget about the 1000 Islands Charity Casino just off Highway 401 … lights, bells, jackpots! It’s all-inclusive!

Enjoy Gananoque’s small-town charm at the annual Rotary Family Ribfest and River Rat Rally in July. Fall is a beautiful time to enjoy the islands and the Jammin in the Islands music festival in mid-October.

Choose from a satisfying range of accommodations and many award-winning restaurants to round out your visit to this friendly town.

Thousand Islands Playhouse

Theatre fans will enjoy exceptional performances at the Thousand Islands Playhouse. Boaters can dock at the Playhouse for evening performances and selected matinees. Before or after the show, enjoy dinner or a cocktail at one of the many superb local restaurants or taverns. Stay the night; accommodations vary from quaint country efficiency cottages to cozy whirlpool rooms with glowing fireplaces.