When you first visit Perth, Ontario, you just might fall in love with it.
Whether you stroll through the beautifully landscaped Stewart Park, sit riverside on a restaurant patio or shop in the downtown heritage core, you'll feel it.
You'll look up. And around. And soak it all in.
Yep. That's when you realize you've arrived in a magical little town that you didn't even know you loved. Until now.
A Quick History Lesson
We are 200 years old, and have never felt better!
The Perth Military Settlement was founded in 1816. Following the War of 1812, Perth was designed to direct people to an unsettled interior and done so through government sponsored military settlement and assisted immigration. While named after Perth, Scotland, our region was settled by a mix of Scottish, Irish and European settlers.
Want a full history lesson on the Perth Military Settlement? Then check out the Perth and District Historical Society's website. You can also learn of our shared history by visiting the Ardoch Algonquin First Nation, the Shabot Obaadjiwan Algonquin First Nation, and the Algonquins of Ontario websites.
The Town has several policies and procedures in place in case of emergencies, as well as links to all emergency/9-1-1 services.
Lake 88.1 FM has been established as the radio station for emergency information throughout Lanark county. In the event of an emergency, tune to 88.1 FM for official updates and emergency announcements. Vehicle radios are generally clearer than radios in a building if you are a distance away from the radio station transmitter.
Places of Worship
Perth is home to seven Protestant churches and one Roman Catholic church. Each congregation has a variety of outreach programs that help build a strong spirit within the community. Many of the churches host cross-denominational concerts throughout the year.
Bed & Breakfasts
Hotels and Motels
Boating, Camping, and RVs
Perth & District boasts many camping sites in the area, including three nearby Provincial Parks.
Last Duel Park & Campground is located right in Perth and offers 46 serviced campsites, public boat docks and launch, public walking trails and picnic area with shelter. The campgrounds are open from May 15to October 15, weather permitting. Click here to learn more about Camping and RVing in Perth!
Eat and Drink
You'll quickly discover that Perth loves to do two things: Eat and Drink. And how could you not? With a restaurant roster that ranges from delicious pub eats to mouth-watering fine dining to thirst-quenching brews and spirits, our little town can literally offer you All. The. Things.
We're proud of our culinary offerings, and you can learn more about our restaurants, brewery and distillery in our directory below.
Take a Tour!
If you come to Perth specifically for the culinary experience, let us guide you around. There are groups offering walking food tours, brewery tours and distillery tours. And don't forget to check out the Perth Farmers' Market, open on Saturdays from 8:00 a.m. till 1 p.m. and runs from May 7th to October 8th.