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1000 Islands Gananoque Long Weekend Guide

July 29, 2021

With the long weekend coming up, there’s 1000s of ways to experience Gananoque and the 1000 Islands! Check out some suggestions below on how best to be a weekend warrior in the region, and of course, be sure to out our Experience Page to learn more about the different activities that are available while in the area!

Live Music Concert Series

Head down to Joel Stone Park to enjoy live music by the water! Both Friday and Saturday nights from 7:30pm-9:10pm. See our website’s event page for more details.

Voyageur Canoe – Thousand Islands Boat Museum

Paddle your way through the Thousand Islands on this historic tour! Departing from the Boathouse, visitors will paddle replicas of the full size voyageur canoes with experienced guides in voyageur costume. Explore the waterways and discover local history of life and trade on the river during European settlement. The “gouvernail” (instructors and guides) will give paddling instruction, share historical information about the construction of the Voyageur Canoe and animate historical tales with stories and secrets of River life centuries ago.This tour offers 4 departure times on both Sunday and Monday this weekend – visit their page to book now!

1000 Islands Kayaking

1000 Islands Kayaking provides a variety of tour options for all experience levels. They offer guided full and half day tours, camping tours, certifications, and rentals for an adventure you don’t want to miss! Visit their website here to learn more about this unforgettable experience.

1000 Islands Helicopter Tour

Enjoy breathtaking aerial views of Gananoque and the 1000 islands with a helicopter tour! Offering 5 unique tours, 1000 Islands Helicopter tours is a must-do activity to fully experience all the beauty of the 1000 islands. For more information and to see tour options, please visit their website here.

St. Lawrence River Cruise

Both Rockport Cruises and Gananoque City Cruises by Hornblower offer great ways to revel in the beautiful St. Lawrence River! Both boat lines offer a variety of cruise options to ensure you get the most out of your experience. Take in the lush landscape and history of the river as you float past the incredible scenery, including the picturesque Boldt Castle! Book your cruises here: Rockport Cruises and City Cruises Gananoque

Ice Cream at Konez

Just 15 minutes north of Gananoque in Seeley’s Bay, Konez is an ice cream lover’s heaven! Load up on a variety of flavour and topping combinations with whimsical candy additions!


Cool off in the clear water of the St. Lawrence River – you’ll feel like you’re in a tropical paradise! Check out our swimming guide here to find the best swim spots the 1000 Islands has to offer.

1000 Islands Tower

Check out the 1000 Islands Tower f more aerial views of the 1000 islands! Enjoy panoramic views of the islands on both sides of the international border, plus the Ivy Lea Bridge! On a clear day, you can see all the way to the magnificent Boldt Castle. With 3 levels, including an open air top floor, these views will not disappoint!



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