Thousand Islands Boat Museum

"Free Family Fun Day!

. . . there's nothing like the Canadian outdoors, and nothing like the Gananoque waterfront!"

Join us on Monday, February 20, from 11:00 am to 3:00 pm.


See below for details.

"Free Family Fun Day!

. . . there's nothing like the Canadian outdoors, and nothing like the Gananoque waterfront!"

Join us on Monday, February 20, from 11:00 am to 3:00 pm.


See below for details.

"Delight in the peaceful glitter!

. . . Savour winter evenings at the Museum on the magical waterfront. Alone, with a friend, or with the crowd... "

"Keep the spirit of the River alive all year!

. . . twinkling village lights shining throughout the winter season."

"Being part of the Children’s Program

. . . provided both an educational and fun experience.

Families are already asking about the upcoming summer!"

Kathy Briscoe
Supervisor - 1000 Islands Daycare and Linklater School Age Programs

"Preserving the history of local artisans and craftsman, . . .

. . . defines our commitment to ensuring that progress does not mean neglect of the important pillars on which this community was founded.”

Sarah Indewey

"The Museum opened doors for me."

“ I grew up around the river, and watched my grandfather repairing and restoring antique boats. I worked on building the skiff in woodshop class with the Museum and now in a professional shop.

I’m learning everything there is to know about boats . . .”

Brooke Gipson, G.I.S.S. Graduate, Boatbuilding Apprentice

"The fascinating history of the area is awakened . . .

. . . and history is made!"

"The fascinating stories are awakened . . .

. . . and history is made!"

"The immediate impact. . .

. . . of having the students contribute to the local Museum is providing a tangible sense of what is possible in obtaining the skills of a craftsman.”

Chris Boston, Principal at G.I.S.S.

"It has been wonderful . . .

. . . to see all of the buildings in the Village once again alive with events, programs and exhibits….It will be exciting to watch all of the developments on the waterfront over the next few years and the Boat Museum will be a pivotal part of the revitalization that unfolds.”

Linda Mainse, Past Executive Director, Arthur Child Heritage Museum

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What's happening

Free - FAMILY DAY - Fun !
Rain or Shine - Ice or No Ice !
The Thousand Islands Boat Museum together with the Town of Gananoque, is proud to announce Free Family Day Fun!

The event will take place on the waterfront at 125 Water Street, Gananoque, Monday, February 20, 2017 from 11:00am to 3:00pm.

Come to the inaugural Winter River Festival and enjoy horse drawn rides, fishing, public skating, kids crafts, music, a bonfire, chili, hot chocolate and more. The event will celebrate Canada's 150th annniversary and connect families from the community and beyond.

Ice fishing opportunities will be available, facilitated and assisted by amateur and pro-fishermen. Twice a year, Canadian residents can fish in Ontario without buying a fishing licence. February 18-20, 2017 is one of those times. There has never been a better time try fishing!
More Licence-Free Fishing Info Here


No ICE! - No Problem! We can fish right off the spectacular docks!

Horse drawn rides are always a blast! In a sleigh or on a wagon!

We're Canadian Eh! Ice hockey on the brand new rink, or ball hockey. We're playing either way!

The Museum's doors will be wide open. We will be providing chilli, hot chocolate, music and a gourgeous place to hang out and keep warm!

Oh yeah! Did we mention the bonfire!



Lots of Fun for Everyone!

Join us on the waterfront!




Museum's Vision
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Please take a minute to experience the magic of the Thousand Islands Boat Museum – join us on the River.
Get involved

Opening Doors to River History
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Please take a minute to experience the magic of the Thousand Islands Boat Museum – join us on the River.
Sailing Program
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Developing a sailing program at the Museum is a priority, and the goal is to provide all ages within the community with the opportunity to get out onto the water and learn about sailing.
Boatbuilding and Youth Every week students come to the Museum to learn about boating and boat restoration.
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Museum

Bringing the heritage of the St. Lawrence River, the 1000 Islands, and the magic spirit of the region to life.

Contacts

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Telephone: 613 382 8484

125 Water Street, Gananoque, Ontario K7G 3E3
CANADA
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