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On The Majestic St. Lawrence

Gananoque and the 1000 Islands is a world-class destination with spectacular scenery, breathtaking water views and endless things to do – no matter what time of the year you visit. 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 one of the most beautiful places on earth. 

  • 3 hrs from
    Toronto
  • 1.5 hr from
    Ottawa
  • 2.5 hrs from
    Montreal
Take To The Sky
Take To The Sky
1000 Reasons To Get Outside
1000 Reasons To Get Outside
Browse Through Beggar’s Banquet Books  
Browse Through Beggar’s Banquet Books  
Walk Along Trails
Walk Along Trails
See What's Brewing
See What's Brewing

Take To The Sky

Leave the cold behind and soar above the islands this winter. 1000 Islands Helicopter Tours offers a unique perspective on winter: get a rare view of the 1000 Islands and Gananoque as the quiet calm of the St. Lawrence River at this time of year exudes peacefulness. See the landmarks such as the Thousand Islands Bridge, Boldt Castle and more shrouded in a blanket of shimmering snow. 1000 Helicopter Tours even offers an authentic Canadian experience with a twist – ice fishing by helicopter! Fly high above the treetops and make winter memories to last a lifetime.

1000 Reasons To Get Outside

Looking for a unique snowmobiling ride? Look no further than the stunning 1000 Islands Parkway between Gananoque and Brockville. See the islands by being in the midst of their wintery beauty and fascinating history. The 37-km winter pathway follows the shoreline of the St. Lawrence River but also takes visitors into picturesque hamlet along the way such as Rockport. Witness the islands in winter and have fun riding!

Browse Through Beggar’s Banquet Books  

This quaint little bookstore can easily have anyone spending a couple of hours in. The owner’s hospitality can help point you in the direction of your next favourite book! From the wide selection of literary goodies, it will be impossible to leave empty-handed. In addition to books, there is also a variety of vintage vinyl and stereo equipment in the back of the store.

Walk Along Trails

Grab those hiking shoes and take on a little bit of a challenge at the Maple Rock Conservation Area. Walkthrough the rocky forest, up and down the hilly landscape to make it to the stunning lookout point. Keep an eye out for local wildlife and make sure you pack some extra drinks and snacks. This trail is not for the faint of heart!

See What’s Brewing

Hop over to local fav the Gananoque Brewing Company for a tasting tour! Sample the brew, like the famous Naughty Otter Lager or Bell Ringer IPA and enjoy the tasting room atmosphere. The GBC prides itself on using local ingredients and partnering with local farmers. It’s the perfect spot to unwind with friendly staff to make it even more welcoming.

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