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Exploring Gananoque and 1,000 Islands by air


If you want your customers to gain a new perspective on the 1000 Islands, one that will give them a bird's eye view of the natural diversity of the St. Lawrence River region, then consider taking flight with 1000 Islands Helicopter Tours, which offers tours that personalize the island excursion and provide your customers with some unforgettable views.

“We’re creating a more intimate 1000 Islands experience,” said Ewelina Sobala, sales and marketing for 1000 Islands Helicopter Tours. The tours are proving popular for proposals, memorable adventures with friends and family, weddings, and even with locals seeing their own houses from a different angle. “With helicopters, the possibilities are endless,” she said.

The exciting tours include three offerings, with a new fourth option being finalized for this season. The 10-minute 1000 Islands Helicopter Tour takes in Gananoque, Ivy Lea and mysteriously intriguing private island homes.

Secondly, the Boldt Castle Tour elevates participants high above the legendary structure, showcasing the heart of the 1,000 Islands in an 18-minute breathtaking adventure.

Finally, the 30-minute Two-Castle Tour highlights Boldt Castle and Singer Castle, located on Dark Island.

Once back on the ground, take the family to count the islands from another vantage point. The 1000 Islands Tower, located on Hill Island, provides another unique point of view. The tower’s elevator continues to lift visitors more than 130 metres overhead to marvel at the 1000 Islands region.

Adventurous souls will be drawn to Skydive Gananoque to experience the feeling of descending on the islands. Cross an item off your bucket list, while taking in some serious 1000 Islands eye candy! The family-run business caters to all levels.

Experience the 1000 Islands like never before – from the air! For more information about high quality 1000 Islands Helicopter Tours, visit


Live Theatre

The 1000 Islands region effortlessly combines entertainment with culture. An historic playground for the rich and famous, the breezy river ethos is steeped in tradition. River life breathes relaxation, enjoyment of life and a youthful playfulness.

Enter stage left: the Thousand Islands Playhouse. This theatre brings the scenic region to life. Patrons settle into the intimate atmosphere and lose themselves among the professionally-crafted characters and classic plots in this seasonal theatre experience set gracefully on the St. Lawrence River.

Located in the heart of the 1000 Islands in Gananoque, Ont., the theatre operates two fully-renovated, historic venues: the Springer Theatre and the Firehall Theatre.

With more than 40,000 attendees taking in shows annually at the venue, the Thousand Islands Playhouse is well-known on the national theatre scene and considered one of the top live theatre experiences in the province. The strong talent of high-calibre artists who have played Stratford and the Shaw Festival coupled with the unlimited possibilities of the Firehall Theatre, make either venue a winning combination for a memorable theatre experience.

Visitors can also try their luck at the OLG Casino Thousand Islands. More than 500 slot machines complement 22 table games to make any night more entertaining. The Getaway Restaurant, featuring casual and home-style cuisine, offers a comfortable place to recharge before heading back out on the floor to play and win. The excitement of winning is tangible.

Experience the gems that set the cultural scene in the 1,000 Islands.



The St. Lawrence River is what makes the 1000 Islands region a little piece of paradise. Freshwater is coupled with more history and culture than you can shake a paddle at. Experiencing the river is one of the best ways to explore this incredible, natural region.

Get up close and personal with the islands. A leisurely guided tour by 1000 Islands Kayaking allows visitors to connect with wildlife, and share a unique experience, complimented by a delicious island gourmet lunch. The half-day or full-day trips are beginner-friendly and guided by certified, passionate paddlers who are truly excited to share intimate stories of the 1000 Islands.

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