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1000 Islands, Gananoque & Surrounding Area

They call this area1000 Islands because of the number of amazing islands surrounding the area along the nearby St. Lawrence river BUT this area can also be called 1000 things to do! See what we mean below...

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Gananoque or "Gan" as the locals call it is a quaint little town with so much to offer. It's like something right out of a story book. With so many unique local shops and bakeries to explore and adventures to go on, it is definitely a spot you will want to check out while you are in the area.

For more info on what to do in Gananoque, click below:

25 Things You Must Do in Gananoque

Gananoque Festivals & Events

1000 Islands Pride Festival

Landsdowne Fair

Lyndhurst Turkey Fair

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1000 Islands

Gananoque is appropriately called "The Gateway to the 1000 Islands" which in our opinion since moving here is one of Ontario's best kept secrets. If you haven't explored all that 1000 Islands has to offer we highly recommend that you take some time on your stay with us and check it out.

For more info on 1000 Island Attractions click below:

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Before moving to this area a few of our friends said "You have to explore Kingston when you get settled in" and they were not wrong. Kingston is about a 30 minute drive from Bluestar Lakefront Cottage rental and has so much to see and do including dining at one of the many amazing downtown restaurants!

For more information about Kingston check out this link:

Visit Kingston

Kings Crossing Outlet Shopping (Kingston)

Walk on the Beach

Museums & Parks

The local museums and parks have created amazing experiences to help visitors learn about the history of Gananoque and the 1000 Islands.

1000 Islands History Museum

1000 Islands Boat Museum

Confederation & Sculpture Park

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Grocery & Pharmacy

Everything you need is convenietly located a 10 minute drive away in the town of Gananoque. For directions click links Google Maps below:


No Frills 

Gananoque Farmers Market


Beer Store

Shoppers Drug Mart



Pouring Beer

Restaurants Pubs & Breweries

Don't feel like cooking? Take a quick jaunt over to downtown Gananoque to enjoy food at these local restaurants.

Dine In:

Gan Brewery - Stonewater Gastro Pub - Riva - Muskie Jakes - Mavericks - The Olde English Pub - Maroni's

Take Out:

Milano's Pizza - Grekos - McDonalds - Tim Hortons - Subway - Dairy Queen (seasonal)

Taste of Gananoque Restaurants

Trip Advisor 10 Best Restaurants in Gan

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Adventures & Tours

If you are looking to get out and try a new adventure we highly reccomend doing one of the boat cruise tours of the 1000 Islands. Your mind will be blown with what you discover in this very fascinating part of Ontario.

Rockport Cruises

City Cruise by Hornblower

Helicopter Tours

Historic Walking Tours

Skydive Gananoque

Gananoque Walking Trails (PDF download)

Cinema Complex

Movies, Theatres & Casino

We all need to be prepared for some rainy day activities just in case! Check out some of the indoor entertainment options below.

Silver Cinema Gananoque - Movie Theatre, Laser Tag, Snack Bar & Drive in

1000 Islands Playhouse Theatre

Royal Theatre

Shorelines Casino

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