The lovely and picturesque town of Smiths Falls is the Heart of the Rideau Canal, Ontario’s only UNESCO World Heritage Site. Located in eastern Ontario, getting to Smiths Falls is easy from Toronto, Ottawa, Kingston, and even the United States by car or train. Walk through town and see the three different canal waterway locks, then grab a bite to eat in one of the many cafes or diners that offer everything from pub food to home-cooked favourites.
When you’ve had your fill of town, the three shopping districts, and eateries, take a tour down one of the many trails in Smiths Falls for a glimpse of the beautiful scenery. The Cataraqui Trail, Heritage Trail, and Rideau Trail are multi-use and open year-round for walking, hiking, cycling, snowshoeing, cross-country skiing, and snowmobiling.
The surrounding acres of parkland in Smiths Falls provide a great place to partake in a number of leisure and recreational activities. Grab your swimsuit and go for a dip in the river or pick up a paddle and canoe down the Rideau Canal system. Tours are available through Rideau Roundtable Voyageur Canoe Tours.
Smiths Falls’ festivals and events will keep you coming back year-round. You won’t want to miss the Canal Railway Festival or Stars in the Park for an unspoiled view of the vast constellations.