7 THINGS THAT MUST DO IN GANANOQUE

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7 THINGS THAT MUST DO IN GANANOQUE

7 THINGS THAT MUST DO IN GANANOQUE, Numerous people suppose of Canada as a downtime destination, which isn’t surprising as Canada has no deficit of stunning mountains and world- class ski resorts. still, pay a visit to Gananoque and the Thousand islets archipelago in Canada in summer and you ’ll discover a utopic haven of islets participated between the Canadian fiefdom of Ontario and the US state of New York.

GANANOQUE, CANADA

THINGS TO DO IN GANANOQUE 

1- GO ON A HELICOPTER FLIGHT

The vastness of the Thousand Islands area hits home when you see it from the sky. And the bird’s-eye view of the islands from a helicopter is simply spectacular.

On a clear day, you might even spot one of the 200 sunken shipwrecks at the bottom of the St Lawrence River.

The shipwrecks date back to the War of 1812 and are a lost world that attracts divers.

The scene of forested islands and aquamarine water reminds me of Queensland’s Whitsundays.

It so happens our Kouri’s Kopters helicopter pilot, Aaron Spruyt, who comes from Brisbane Australia says parts of it reminds him of Queensland.

Spruyt, who has lived in the Thousand Islands region since 2012, says the best thing about Canada is the variety of landscapes brought about by the four distinct seasons.

According to Spruyt, autumn in this part of Canada is particularly stunning.

Go behind the scenes with Aaron Spruyt and find out what it’s like to be a helicopter pilot in one of the most beautiful places in eastern Canada.

2- EXPLORE BOLDT CASTLE

Gananoque boat tours
Take a Gananoque cruise to Boldt Castle on Heart Island. Photos: Christina Pfeiffer.
Boldt Castle Cruise
You can go to a Boldt Castle Cruise from the USA or Canada. Photo: Destination Canada.

Boldt Castle on Heart Island is the most glamorous spot in the region.

Millionaire hotelier George Boldt, the proprietor of the Waldorf-Astoria Hotel, built the six-story 120-room Boldt Castle for his wife, Louise.

Heart Islands is also where the Thousand Islands dressing was concocted by Boldt’s steward, Oscar Tschirky.

Tschirky later went on to become the maitre-d’hotel of the Waldorf and the creator of the – now world-famous – Waldorf salad and Oscar chicken. Even today, the original Waldorf salad recipe is still considered a secret.

Part way through the building of the castle, George Boldt’s wife Louise passed away.

The heartbroken millionnaire put a halt to construction and the castle remained empty for over 70 years.

Now, the Thousand Islands Bridge Authority operates the castle as a tourist attraction, which you can visit from the USA or Canada.

Canada’s gateway to these island treasures is a small town called Gananoque.

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