Gananoque, Ontario Location Map
Gananoque is a town in Leeds and Grenville County, Ontario, located at 44°19'55" North 76°9'44" West. The town has approximately 5,200 year-round residents, as well as summer residents sometimes referred to as "Islanders" because of the Thousand Islands in the St. Lawrence River, Gananoque's most important tourist attraction.
The Gananoque River flows through the town, and the St. Lawrence River is the southern boundary of the town.
Conveniently located adjacent to Hwy 401, and on the north shore of the St Lawrence River, Gananoque is the entry point to the picturesque 1000 Islands.
A classic example of a quaint Ontario town, Gananoque offers its visitors a welcome change of pace. From its five star restaurants, convenient lodging, and unique shopping opportunities, to its daily excursions on the St.Lawrence River to view the 1000 Islands, Gananoque offers all those who pass through its gates an experience which makes the town a destination like no other.
Gananoque, pronounced GAN-AN-OCK-WEE, was first identified in 1686 on Deshaise's chart of the St. Lawrence as “Gananocouy”. The town itself was founded by Col. Joel Stone, one of the many United Empire Loyalists who relocated to Upper Canada following the American Revolution.
Today, the Town of Gananoque offers an enviable quality of life for all. We welcome those who plan to visit, and those who plan to come to stay, to sample what Gananoque has to offer.