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Top Choice Castle in Thousand Islands

Boldt Castle

This lavish turn-of-the-century island castle in the middle of the St Lawrence is only around 25km from Gananoque, but technically in the USA, so you'll need your passport to visit. It was built by George C Boldt, o…
Top Choice Pub Food in Gananoque

Stonewater Pub

Below a B&B, this homely little waterfront Irish pub and restaurant serves up hearty and delicious fare: the 'Irish tenderloin' (grilled, bacon-wrapped ground lamb and beef) and 'porky pig' (pork loin burger) ar…
Top Choice Viewpoint in Thousand Islands

1000 Islands Tower

Just east of Ivy Lea, some 20km from Gananoque, a series of soaring bridges link Ontario to New York State, USA, over several islands. Halfway across, just before crossing the international border, this 130m-high ob…
National Park in Thousand Islands

Thousand Islands National Park

On the Thousand Islands Pkwy south of Mallorytown, you'll find the Mallorytown Landing Visitors Centre for the Thousand Islands National Park, which preserves a gentle green archipelago of over 20 freckle-sized isla…
Canadian in Gananoque

Ivy Restaurant

In a charming waterfront spot about 12km east of Gananoque, this beautifully refurbished restaurant belonging to the opulent Ivy Lea Club marina is open to the public. Casual patio lunches and Sunday brunches are mo…
Cafe in Gananoque

Socialist Pig

With cool decor including a counter made of old books, Gananoque's favorite hangout serves tacos, burritos, Asian salads, sandwiches and weekend brunches – all featuring farm-fresh ingredients and cooked with love.
Brewery in Gananoque

Gananoque Brewing Co

Beneath the crisscrossing wooden beams of a converted 19th-century carriage-parts factory, try craft beers such as the Naughty Otter and Smuggler's Rush. Free brewery tours are also offered.
Theater in Gananoque

Thousand Islands Playhouse

This delightful waterfront theater has presented a quality lineup of mainly light summer plays and musicals since 1982.
Czech in Gananoque

Maple Leaf Restaurant

As quintessentially Canadian as this old-school family diner can be, its name belies the European gems found inside: golden breaded schnitzel, goulash, borscht and beer. Burgers and poutine bring you back to terra C…
Casino in Gananoque

Shorelines Casino

This small casino, often filled with senior citizens, can be a sad indictment of modern society, but the staff are friendly and for many punters, it's just good, clean fun. Minimum age 19.