Gananoque • Canadian Gateway to the Thousand Islands

  • Population is 5200 (year-round residents)
  • Serviced by a local Police and Fire Department
  • Gateway to the Thousand Islands (which are actually 1864 Islands) located between Ontario and New York state
  • 3 major transportation routes connect Gananoque (Highway 401, the Canadian National Railway and the St. Lawrence Seaway)
  • There is access to several International Airports: Kingston is 37km, Ottawa is 117km, Watertown USA is 38 km, Ogdensburg USA is 67 km
  • Town amenities include many charming restaurants, local artisans and craftspeople, a popular craft micro-brewery, and bountiful farmer’s market
  • Largest private sector employers include Covidien, Shorelines Casino, Home Hardware and Canada Border Service Agency
  • Median age of the population is 48 years of age
  • 500,000 visitors per year travel to Gananoque and the Thousand Islands
  • Quality of life balance: leave work and be on the river in 10 minutes
  • Town of Gananoque is internationally recognized as Eastern Ontario’s most stunning waterfront community and a world-class destination for visitors. There is boating, cycling, skydiving, ziplining and helicopter tours all within a few minutes of town.
  • Home of the Gananoque Boat Line with the most extensive Thousand Island Tours including Boldt Castle and Lost Ships of the 1000 Islands
  • Lots of recreational activities including a curling club, skating club, yoga studio, gym and a community centre featuring many activities.
  • Every summer weekend features a festival or event from Chalk the Walk, Pirate Days, Rotary Club Craft Fair, Rib Fest, Harvest Festival as well as live music in the bandshell at the waterfront Joel Stone Heritage Park every Friday and Saturday and live music at the Town Hall Park on Thursday evenings.
  • Gananoque is a very walkable town and most amenities are within a fifteen-minute walk or less

2000 Silver Award Winner 

Best Logo, Best Project Brochure