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.
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.