Gananoque and the Thousand Islands

Let your creativity soar as you discover the many secrets of Gananoque and the Thousand Islands. As part of the UNESCO World Biosphere Reserve and internationally recognized as Eastern Ontario’s most stunning waterfront region, this world-class destination is a must-see.

The Thousand Islands region caters to all visitors from the adventure seeker to the cultural tourist. Begin your trip in the historic town of Gananoque and experience world-class cuisine, unique shopping destinations and attractions. On the edge of the St. Lawrence River, immerse yourself in a world of professional live theater and end your evening with a sunset walk along the waterfront’s edge. Continue your journey north-west as you meander through the countryside exploring quaint villages, local artisans, chocolatiers and attractions including top-rated golf courses and skydiving. Each community that links our region offers a unique experience from the tales of the rum runners to the hunt for an antique treasure.

Uncover the well kept secrets of the 1000 Islands whether cruising through Millionaire’s Row to Boldt Castle, kayaking among the Admiral Islands, or scuba diving beneath lost ships. Take in the great outdoors when you rent a luxury boat, try a fishing expedition or paddle your way through the Rideau Canal. No matter what your method of water-travel, you will be greeted by a friendly wave from your fellow marine community.

Make your experience complete by discovering the region by land and air. Helicopter tours and the 1000 Islands Tower provide a bird’s eye view that can only be understood by those that have seen it. Venture inland to visit historically significant sites or reach top peaks by taking a hike on one of the many groomed trails and escape to the natural forest beauty. The 1000 islands Parkway offers a cycling trail and scenic road for the country drive alongside the islands.

Gananoque and the Thousand Islands is a welcoming region for tourists, residents and businesses; with a legacy of partnership we strive to cultivate and nurture a rich entrepreneurial spirit. The respective communities readily assemble the resources and service providers to help bring the entrepreneurial dream to life. While being an international destination, affordable cost of living and a central location are our key attributes. Two of our biggest assets are the creatively diverse economy and innovative technology solutions. You can work from home and have the quality of life living in paradise. Let our backyard become your business doorstep.

Discover your story in the Thousand Islands.
Call Helen at the Gananoque and 1000 Islands Visitor Centre to help plan your trip today.
1-844-382-8044 |