[colored_box color=”blue”]Welcome to Gananoque: The Gateway to the Thousand Islands, boasting two UNESCO designated sites; the Frontenac Arch Biosphere and the Rideau Heritage Route. Explore all the Thousand Islands have to offer, located just off the 401 between Toronto and Ottawa and Montreal.[/colored_box]
The town’s name is pronounced (gan-a-nock-way). It is an aboriginal name, which means “town on two rivers”. The Gananoque River flows through the town, and the St. Lawrence River is the southern boundary of the town.
The town of 5,285 residents boasts 18th century historical buildings, boat cruises through the islands, a live theatre overlooking the picturesque St. Lawrence River, kayaking, bike trails, hiking trails, world class golf courses, a museum, a brand new waterfront park and swimming area for the entire family and of course a variety of accommodations.
Visitors can explore the islands on the Gananoque Boat Line, with cruises to the historic and romantic Boldt Castle and learn about the storied shipwrecks of the St. Lawrence River as well as hosting incredible evening dance cruises.
The Thousand Islands Playhouse features two stages, musicals, comedies and drama. There is even dockage available at this unique live theatre, perched right on the shore of the mighty St. Lawrence River.
Other evening events include the all new Aboriginal Adventures, which will provide visitors with an aboriginal perspective of the history of the area through dance, storytelling, drumming and song.
Eating in local restaurants is pleasing for all palates, from casual dining to fabulous menus composed of locally grown fresh produce.