Welcome to Lanark County, Maple Syrup Capital of Ontario. Our concentration of maple trees create the most dramatic fall colours in the world.
Lanark County offers an authentic rural experience only minutes away from the Nation’s Capital. Many of our attractions offer free admission. Driver and escort are often provided complimentary services. Motor coach parking and accessibility is available at major attractions.
Our town crier in heritage costume can welcome your group. Local historians will take you on a journey through the prettiest and oldest settlements in Canada, speckled along the Mississippi or historic Rideau Canal. Lanark County is a world heritage destination.
Historical Walks & Haunted Walks with Susan Code McDougall
Lonely Ghost Walk with Classic Theatre Festival
View the Perth Wildlife Reserve with Rideau Valley Conservation
Tour the Silver Queen Mica Mine at Murphys Point Provincial Park with Tobi Kiesewalter
Enter St. Peter Celestine Church in Pakenham with local expert Terry Currie (613) 256-3441
St. Peter Celestine Church in Pakenham (Mississippi Mills) is the only church in the county built in the French Classic style and is one of only three Canadian churches known to retain its particular Classic Italianate interior decoration. The superb original interior decor was restored as part of the church’s centennial celebrations in 1993.
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