1000 Islands and St. Lawrence Seaway International Travel Guide — 2011-2012 Edition
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Gananoque, ON

A short drive (or cruise) west of the Thousand Islands International Bridge sits the riverside town of Gananoque, known as the “Canadian Gateway to the 1000 Islands.”

Bustling with activity, the Gananoque area boasts a wide variety of healthy outdoor activities including kayaking, swimming, tennis courts, skateboard park and nature walks. Cycle or rollerblade along the 37km 1000 Islands Pathway that runs parallel to the St. Lawrence River.

Bring your boat or rent one and enjoy the day in search of trophy muskie, pike, bass and other freshwater fish. Hop aboard Gananoque Boat Line, sit back and enjoy the beauty of the islands.

Several well-designed golf courses and practice ranges tempt avid golfers of all abilities.

Walking tours, miniature golf, paintball and horseback riding offer vacation excitement for the whole family.

Learn more about the history, life and times of the region at the Arthur Child Heritage Museum of the 1000 Islands. If you dare, join the guided evening Ghosts and Legends walking tour around the town.

The Thousand Islands Playhouse is the perfect ending to your day in Gananoque. Live professional theatre is presented at both the Springer and Firehall Theatres from May to November. You can also tempt lady luck at OLG Casino Thousand Islands, open year round for patrons 19 years or older.

Enjoy Gananoque’s small town charm in a large way, with annual events such as 1000 Islands Family Ribfest, River Rat Rally and 1000 Islands Boating Extravaganza during the summer months. Fall is a beautiful time in the islands; enjoy Jammin in the Islands, Doors Open and the Rotary Craft Fair. For a full calendar of year-round activities, visit the website at left.

Whether you are in the mood for a romantic getaway or a family gathering, visit the magnificent 1000 Islands any time of year for spa vacations, award-winning restaurants and shopping. You’re invited to Gananoque to experience life in the 1000 Islands.

1000 Islands Fishing

Generations have come to fish the waters of Eastern Lake Ontario, Northern New York and Southeastern Ontario. Fishing is enjoyed yearround. Visitors enjoy trolling the great Lake Ontario for salmon and trout, casting among the 1000 Islands for smallmouth bass and northern pike and paddling inland waters in search of walleye and panfish. Fishing guides and charter captains cater trips to all skill levels.

Call 1-800-847-5263 for a free copy of the 1000 Islands Fishing & Hunting Guide.