*Current COVID regulations may effect some of the activities below* We suggest contacting companies directly prior to arrival.
City Cruises by Hornblower
City Cruises offers first class cruises of a world-class attraction – the 1000 Islands! Sit back, relax and let City Cruises take you on an exciting tour of the islands. City Cruises is conveniently located 10 minutes west of the resort in Gananoque.
Offering 1-hour 1000 Islands cruises, 2.5 hour 1000 Islands cruises, and cruises to Boldt Castle on Heart Island (Please Note: Boldt Castle is located in NY State – passports required for Canadian citizens wishing to debark the tour boat to explore the castle).
For more information go to: www.cityexperiences.com/gananoque/city-cruises/m
ROCKPORT BOAT LINES
Rockport Boat Lines offers triple-decker boat tours and waterfront dining in the small village of Rockport, Ontario. The facilities are located only 10 km east of the resort, off the Thousand Islands Parkway. A number of cruises are available, including the popular One Hour, Two Hour, Sunset and Castle Tours. Visit Boldt Castle and Millionaires’ Row, which are only a taste of the adventure aboard the always spectacular scenic boat cruises of the Rockport Boat Line.
For more information go to: www.rockportcruises.com
1000 ISLANDS PLAYHOUSE
The Playhouse offers two side-by-side, fully renovated historic venues – The Springer Theatre and the Firehall Theatre. The Playhouse theatres are nestled on the banks of the St. Lawrence River in picturesque Gananoque, Ontario. The Playhouse offers live theatre in-season from May to November. Creative productions include comedies, satires, musicals and love stories. Theatrical professionals (Designers, Producers, Directors, Artists and Performers) from across the country showcase their talent. The Playhouse is known to offer live entertainment on par with other top Ontario venues, such as The Shaw and Stratford festivals.
For more information go to: www.1000islandsplayhouse.com
SKYWOOD ECO ADVENTURE
Zip into summer and visit Skywood Eco Adventure! Located in the heart of the 1000 Islands, Skywood Eco Adventure is Ontario’s newest and largest zip lining and canopy adventure experience. Skywood has five elements: an Adventure Park with 5 aerial courses; a Zip Tour featuring 8 linked zip lines that traverse the site; a Discovery/Kids’ Course offering elements similar to the aerial course but geared toward children; an accessible Discovery Zip Line and a Treewalk Village, a network of colorful tree houses connected by ramps, nets and slides.
Operating: April to October
For more information go to: www.skywoodzip.ca
PARKS OF GANANOQUE ONTARIO
The beautiful nearby town of Gananoque has lots to offer anyone looking to spend a relaxing day. With a Splash Pad, Skateboard Park and many local museums there is something for everyone!
For more information go to: https://www.gananoque.ca/community-services/parks-and-recreation/playgrounds-and-parks
1000 ISLANDS HELICOPTER TOURS
For more information go to: www.fly1000islands.ca
SHORELINES CASINO THOUSAND ISLANDS
The biggest game in town! Shorelines Casino Thousand Islands provides a first-class gaming experience in a magnificent setting. Travelling from the Glen House, the casino is located only 6 km from the resort. Turn left (west) on the Thousand Islands Parkway and right on the first interchange to the town of Gananoque. You can’t miss it!
Play high or low denomination games like: Wheel of Fortune, Wild Wolf, and Dueces Wild. Take a seat and try your luck on one of the following table games: Blackjack, Texas Hold’em Poker and Roulette. And of course, they have nearly 550 of the newest slot machines in the province!
For more information go to: http://shorelinescasinos.com/thousand-islands
Boldt Castle, in the beautiful 1000 Islands, is testament to the magnificence of a bygone era…
George C. Boldt’s monument of love for his wife Louise. Boldt Castle, on romantic Heart Island, is a must-see in the 1000 Islands. Wander through Boldt Castle and let your thoughts take you into another world. This romantic island provides the setting for the saddest love story ever told. Come see a fully operable yacht like the ones popular during the heyday of Boldt Castle and the 1000 Islands. The yacht is docked at the historically unique Boldt Yacht House. Boldt Castle is located on Heart Island in the 1000 Islands, Alexandria Bay, New York. Boat tours from both the U.S. and Canada stop at Heart Island. Extensive docking is available for private pleasure craft. A shuttle from Heart Island provides access to the Boldt Castle Yacht House.
For more information please call 1.800.847.5263
For more information go to: www.boldtcastle.com
The Aquatarium is a 27,000+ square foot aquarium and discovery centre on the shores of the St. Lawrence River! The world-class centre seeks to cultivate an awareness and appreciation of the beautiful and historically rich 1000 Islands region by inspiring curiosity and critical thinking, while offering engaging and entertaining adventures. With a wide variety of immersive explorations, your Ontario getaway isn’t complete without a visit to Brockville’s Aquatarium!
The Aquatarium is more than just an aquarium. They offer a full range of interactive exhibits and activities for kids in a comfortable and accessible environment. With ongoing clubs and camps for youth, and dive certification through a course in our state-of-the-art dive tank, the Aquatarium is your perfect port of departure for an extraordinary Ontario getaway up and down the St. Lawrence River. The facility is open year-round, so plan your visit today!
For more information go to: www.aquatarium.ca
BROCKVILLE RAILWAY TUNNEL
Canada’s First Railway Tunnel was completed in 1860 for the Brockville and Ottawa Railway and acquired by the City of Brockville in 1983. The totally restored tunnel features an exciting and dynamic light and sound show that delights children and adults alike! 13 information panels along the half kilometer tunnel offer interesting and captivating information on the history, construction and geology of the tunnel. Conveniently located in downtown Brockville the Tunnel is an amazing must see destination in the area.
For more information go to: www.brockvillerailwaytunnel.com
OLD FORT HENRY
With guards who still march today, Fort Henry continues its role as a museum and historic site to residents of Kingston and visitors from all around the world. Once inside the wooden gates, visitors enter the realm of 19th century military life, experience guided tours, scenic views, heart-pounding musical performances and precision military demonstrations by the Fort Henry Guard (the Guard consists of a highly disciplined group of university student recruits trained as British soldiers from 1867 – they have no connection with RMC or the Canadian Military). You will also see people representing the civilian population of the fort as school teachers and soldiers’ wives. The fort plays host to numerous special ceremonies and events that take place all season long.For more information go to: www.forthenry.com
Tour through three centuries of living history! Relax and let their trained guides take you on an exploratory tour of Kingston’s beautiful waterfront, charming limestone heritage and modern attractions in the comfort of Kingston’s only trolley.
For more information go to: www.kingstonchamber.on.ca/tourism
THE STEAM MUSEUM
The Pumphouse Steam Museum holds relics from the era when steam power was king! There are steam engines dating from the 19th – 20th century showcasing the variety of uses and applications for the steam engine. The Pump House Steam Museum is located in one of Canada’s oldest original water works – where steam-powered pumps provided the first running water to Kingston residents from 1850. Only six similar preserved water pumping plants remain in North America. The museum’s most incredible artifact is the museum itself – where the original pumps are animated and visitors can discover exactly how they worked. Guided or self-guided tours show how steam power was an essential element of the industrial development of Canada and pumped water played a key role in Kingston’s history.
UPPER CANADA VILLAGE
Their costumed interpreters will be happy to tell you what life was like in the 19th century. Please ask them your questions and share your observations. Buildings include: Asselstine’s Woollen Factory, a bakery, Beach’s Sawmill, Bellamy’s Steam Flour Mills, Blacksmith’s Shop, Broommaker, Cabinetmaker, Christ Church, Cook’s Tavern and Livery, Crysler Store, Discovery Centre, Dressmaker, Engine House, Gazette Printing Office, Louck’s Farm, Lutheran Pastor’s House, Masonic Lodge, McDiarmid Home, Physician’s House, Providence Chapel, Robertson Home, Ross Farm, School House, Shoemaker, Telegraph Signal Tower, Tenant Farm, Tinshop, Union Cheese Factory and Willard’s Hotel.
We suggest that you plan a three to four hour visit at Upper Canada Village. If you are only able to stay for one or two hours, we recommend the following tour routes:
ONE HOUR: Cook’s Tavern, Crysler Hall, Loucks Farm, Gazette Printing Office and one of the mills (Flour Mill, Woollen Factory or Saw Mill)
TWO HOURS: Asselstine’s Woollen Factory, Bellamy’s Steam Flour Mills, Beach’s Sawmill, Cook’s Tavern, Crysler Store, Crysler Hall, Dressmaker’s Shop, Loucks Farm, Gazette Printing Office, School House, Ross Farm and Blacksmith Shop.
For more information go to: www.uppercanadavillage.com
Your first skydive here in Gananoque involves exiting a perfectly good airplane from at least 9,000 feet above the earth and flying through the air for thousands of feet! This kind of FUN & EXCITEMENT is not recommended for the timid! – Well, to be honest, it may be just what you need!
For more information go to: www.skydivegan.com
PAINTBALL & LASER TAG
Try something new and exciting! Paint ball is a fun activity for resort corporate conference groups, families and friends. Ground Zero strives to offer the safest playing conditions possible. There are five spectator-friendly fields to sit and take in the action. The site has over 200 acres of land in play. The excitement never ends. Speedballers and woodballers alike can enjoy a variety of fields.
Ground Zero Paintball
613 382 0277, Marble Rock Road
approximately 15 minutes northwest of the resort
For more information go to: www.gzpaintball.ca
Stinger’s Indoor Paintball & Laser Tag
Conveniently located in the Brockville Shopping Centre with a wide variety of exciting activities Stinger’s has something for everyone.
613 499 7864, 125 Stewart Blvd Brockville
For more information go to: www.stingersindoorpaintball.com