Clean, safe, friendly, easy to approach
Limited choice of evening entertainment (although nearby Kingston remedies that) and no upscale shops, if you're into that kind of thing
A walkable small town with friendly people, a strong positive relationship with the river, and simplicity
***May to October ONLY***This was the ONE thing I needed to see when I was in the area, and I was not disappointed!Bolt Castle, built by the same man who built the Waldorf in NY, is on Heart Island not far from Alexandria Bay, NY. Need passport to visit hereThe restoration of this amazing house is unbelievable, but make sure you go to the top...more
Small and/or quaint casino.... Quite busy especially the slot machines, which far outweigh the tables.I am not much of a gambler, but I will always go into a casino if there is one to be found!My quarters, nickles and pennies were eaten up lickity split in this charity casino!As always in Ontario-- No photo's inside the casino. They WILL take your...more
One of the best things about southern Ontario is what we entertainment folk call "summer stock" and Gananoque is no different. The Springer Theatre is a great mid-sized space and usually where their big shows are, currently showing Les Miserables until the end of August. Whereas Firehall Theatre is more of a "black box" and used for smaller...more
The Thousand Islands is a truly beautiful area. It is bordered by NY State USA and by the Ontario region on the other. Take a boat tour to visit these charming islands. You'll find them small and big, all enchanting. Houses and cottages make them even more magical. Many celebrities have or had a home here. You can take a tour from Gananoque or...more
The Thousand Island Skydeck was built on Hill Island in the upper St. Lawrence River region, and thousands of people visit throughout the summer.The Skydeck is situated in the parking lot and has a triple level observation pod, 400ft. above the car park.From the top level of the 3 decks you can see 65 kilometers, in every direction. On a clear day...more
777 King Street East, GANANOQUE, ON, K7G 1H4, CA
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550 Stone St, Gananoque, K7G 2A8, Canada
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846 King St E, Gananoque, ON K7G1H3
Satisfaction: Very Good
Good for: Business
Cute and quaint with great prices, though I enjoyed my first visit better than my second.The service during the lunch rush was a little lacking and confused. I had the "Tummy Buster" burger both times I was there because it was so good the first time.Lots of fries and yummy coleslaw as well and is dressed with bacon and cheese.more
Fun with a cute little patio looking out over the water.Service was fairly quick but it was also early evening on a Monday night. I bet it is busy on hot summer weekend nights. The fish and chips were great and served with fries, also enjoyed wings and a ceaser salad with beer and a mixed drink.more
This place is fine, especially if you are staying in the Best Western, or next door.Not my first choice for a return visit, but maybe fun on a weekend night for drinks and music. The 1000 Island Wrap was very good, as was the hot articoke/spinach dip. But the hot prime sandwich was terrible. Cold and sent back, re-heated and taken off the bill.more
The best way to get around and to Gananoque is in a car or motorcycle.
There is some sort of public transpoortation available but I haven't seen any when we went there. Other than boat, you can use a train. There is a train station and has been in town for a very long time. When you look at this ancient locomotive engine, the picture speaks for itself.
This perfect country store has a deli counter/ice cream shop with little tables jumbled with in the kitchy antiques, decoys and signs!Though I was told not to eat here, (better deals elsewhere) the few people eating there all seemed to know each other and the staff. Wonderful "Tiffany" lamps at great prices $55-155.00Great old dishes, tables...more
Luggage and bags:
leave your luggage in the closed trunk of your car.
Clothing/Shoes/Weather Gear: Sandals or light running shoes. has to be very comfy.
Toiletries and Medical Supplies: Gravol or some sort of anti-nausia pill if you get sea sick. Sometimes the St Lawrence river gets wavy and rough.
Photo Equipment: Camera, film, xtra battery,
Camping/Beach/Outdoor Gear: NIL
Miscellaneous: Food. Especially when you're with children. There is a snack bar on the boat but expensive and nothing healthy other than sodas, candy bars and hot-dogs.
Another bird for you. Hydro poles. Don't climb this one though. This pole is infront of a motel and it's decorated with Native, Indian art. A wooden bird looking animal. It very well could be a fish or some sort. We should ask the artist on this one. :) Something interesting as you walk by.more
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...more
92 Reviews and Opinions
It is very weird that such a small town as Gananoque has no parking. If there is not enough parking in Toronto or Ottawa, I understand but a small township like this?!
There are parking meters everywhere! The same applies to Kingston. I was kind of disappointed when I was this. If you can find a good & safe parking spot, than lock your car and start walking on foot. It is the absolute best way to see this town. Plus you won't miss interesting stuff like this fire hydrant.
Fondest memory: My Fondest Memory Of Gananoque was the Indian art and the personalized city hydrants like this one. Don't forget, there is a casino in gananoque. If you like to gamble, you can do so here. It is called Charity Casino.