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Welcome to the 1000 Islands

Gananoque is the gateway to the 1000 Islands, located approximately 3 hours from Toronto, 2 hours from Ottawa and 3 hours from Montreal. Gananoque is just 15 minutes from the border crossing into Upper New York State via the Ivy Lea Bridge and is only 50 minutes to Watertown. Our picturesque community is conveniently accessible from Highway 401, Highway 2 and the St. Lawrence River.

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1000 points of view

Gananoque and the 1000 Islands is a fisherman’s playground, hiker’s haven and an outdoor enthusiast’s go-to place all year long. With it’s sweeping, panoramic views, 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.

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1000 Islands Playhouse

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Nestled on the banks of the St Lawrence River, the Thousand Islands Playhouse’s two theatres offer six months of engaging, live entertainment, in one of Canada’s most beautiful theatre settings.
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1000 Islands Helicopter Tours

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1000 Islands Kayaking
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1000 Island Helicopter Tours offers the most spectacular views of the islands through five unique tours. Featuring the 1000 Islands, Boldt Castle and Two Castle Tours, this is an adventure you won’t want to miss!
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1000 Islands Kayaking

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The most rewarding and refreshing way to experience the 1000 Islands! 1000 Islands Kayaking is excited to provide you with nationally certified guides for a multitude of kayaking programs, from day tours to camping to skills courses.