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From serene relaxation to breathtaking adventures, Gananoque, Ontario is the gateway to the 1000 Islands. Close to two UNESCO world heritage designations, including the Frontenac Arch Biosphere and Rideau Heritage Route.

More than 1000 Islands… actually 1864 Islands

In fact, there are 1864 islands and endless ways to experience them. Gananoque, is the best access point to the 1000 Islands area and is located approximately 3-hours from Toronto and Montreal and 2 hours from Ottawa. 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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An Ontario Gem: The 1000 Islands Region

In between the Montreal to Toronto corridor, there’s a small town in Ontario that is starting to make some big waves. That town is Gananoque and Mother Nature has bestowed upon it some of the most beautiful, natural sites in Canada: The 1000 Islands.
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Fun Facts About the 1000 Islands

Winter may be here, but our thirst for adventure has yet to be quenched. Ice fishing is a beloved winter pass time for all ages and walks of life. An age-old tradition that has become woven into the fabric of our collective winter-hardy heritage.
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Pirates! In the 1000 Islands

Ahoy maties, there be pirates in this water! The last sighting? About a hundred years ago, but their lively legacy lives on. From rum runners and pirates to majestic castles – the 1000 Islands is home to some of the best little known historical characters and stories. So batten down the hatches, you’re in for a pirate tale that’s as impressive as the Islands themselves. 
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One of the Best Live Theatre Experiences in Ontario

The 1000 Islands region effortlessly combines entertainment with culture. This area, known for being a historic playground for the rich and famous at the turn of the century is steeped in tradition. Today this balmy river breathes relaxation, enjoyment of life and a youthful playfulness.
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Kathrine Christensen, Executive Director
1000 Islands Accommodation Partners
10 King Street East, Gananoque, ON, K7G 1EG

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