Native, Indian influences
The Native, Indian influences are visible all over & around the town. The name of the city is also an Indian name. Many times you see the decorative wooden statues that supposed to represent animals. The Indians believed in these animals and their majic powers.
The 1000 Islands were initially settled by the First Nations of the Iroquois Confederacy: the Mohawk, Oneidas, Onondaga, Cayuga, Seneca and Tuscarroras..
The gateway to the 1000 Islands
"Gananoque Boat Line's home"
Gananoque is a gateway to the famous Thousand Islandsand and harbours the Gananoque Boat Lines that take you around the islands. Visitors from around the World receive a unique and friendly welcome from huge gateways at each and every entrance to the town. Gananoque is the nearest town, 16 km ( 10 miles ) west, from the Thousand Islands International Bridge.
Gananoque, pronounced Gan-an-ock-wee is a native, Indian name meaning "A Place of Health." The St Lawrence River connecting the great lakes with the Atlantic Ocean is like a small sea. Clean, beautiful, friendly and easily approachable.