Come Wander
Stewart Park in Perth Ontario

I am older than the country I call home. Sweet Canadian gold flows above my surface, while rich Scottish ties encase my roots. Where am I?

Wander through a town filled with history, exploding with flavour, abundant in culture, and joyous in its celebrations.

…I am Perth, Ontario

Discover the rich heritage that runs through the Town of Perth. Around every corner lies a beautiful hint from the past: heritage buildings crafted by 19th century masons; the Tay River flowing through town; the elegant Matheson House Museum emulating life in the 1840s; friendly locals and a strong community feel.

Celebrate the culture and history of this community at events throughout the summer. Embrace the rural lifestyle as you chat with local farmers and artisans at the Perth Farmers’ Market on Saturday mornings from May until October. Don your plaid to connect with the town’s Scottish roots while stretching your legs during the Perth Kilt Run on June 23. Cheer on musical and cultural talent and dance among friends at the Stewart Park Festival, taking place July 13-15.

Spend the day tapping into your creative side during a workshop with Art and Class uncovering unique finds as you roam the boutiques and shops downtown, and being amazed by the talent of others during a show or walking tour with Classic Theatre Festival.

Delight your taste buds with fresh flavours from around the world, homemade favourites, and local maple treats at restaurants and cafes around town, and work off those scrumptious meals by stretching your muscles and peddling or paddling along rivers and trails with Heritage Bikes and Rentals or Perth Outfitters.

Stories

With Love, to the Ottawa Valley

From the rushing waters of the Petawawa, Madawaska and Ottawa rivers to the unspoiled woodlands of Algonquin Park, the Ottawa Valley is a sultry enchantress, enticing us with adventure. Renowned as a world-class whitewater destination and for the challenges found in its rugged hills and lush dales, the Valley pushes us to do more, live […]

With Love, to Lennox & Addington

Known for its pristine wilderness, incredible views and rugged natural spaces, the majestic beauty of Lennox & Addington speaks to the wanderer inside us all. From the craggy peak of Mazinaw Rock at Bon Echo Provincial Park to the starry skies overhead, there is wonder waiting to be discovered here, a vivid reminder of how our […]

Dark Skies, Starry Nights

Have you ever wondered about the mysterious realm outside our planet? Maybe you’ve wanted to roam the galaxy, travel among the stars, and get a new perspective on the universe. For now, stargazing is as close to it as us ‘average humans’ can get! Luckily there are still places to getaway, where the view of […]

Get in Step

April Verch, fiddler, singer-songwriter and step dancer extraordinaire teaches the basics of stepdancing.

Exhale and Unwind

Experience a slice of farm life at Dwyer’s Farmhouse in the Ottawa Valley.

Discover Hidden Gems

Feed your curiosity and explore the diverse geology of Ontario’s Highlands at these Recreational Geology locations.

Shine at Giving this Holiday Season

Today’s craft markets are full of fresh, hip products made by creative and talented makers. This holiday season, go above and beyond by picking up handmade items with a story to tell at one of these Ontario holiday markets.

Art in the Summer

Celebrate creativity at art festivals across Ontario’s Highlands this summer.

3 Cheers for Mom

Discover ways to give a mom a Mother’s Day to remember, with gift ideas that go above and beyond.

Batter up!

Get a behind the scenes look into the world of baseball at Sam Bat.

Get Your Hands Dirty

Find out where to appease your creative side on this Creative Cruiser road trip.

Ground to Glass

Discover how four craft drink makers harness Mother Nature’s flavours to elevate their beverages in Ontario’s Highlands.

The Creative Cruiser

I’m a Creative Cruiser. I wander with a desire to feed my curiosity, to follow my passions, and to grow from my discoveries.

Where Am I

Explore the sweet moments and ageless beauty of Perth, Ontario.

Hidden Gems

Seven charming museums in Ontario’s Highlands.

Where Am I?

Visit the Petawawa Heritage Village, where you can step back in time and explore the lives of those who wandered long ago.

Where Am I?

Discover a rich history and an even richer geology at the Beryl Pit in the Ottawa Valley.

Where Am I?

Discover breathtaking beauty blasted from the Earth at Marmora Mine in Ontario’s Highlands.

Where Am I?

Discover the story of the earth at the Bonnechere Caves in Eganville, Ontario.

Locals Know Best: Art & Culture

Discover the best spots to learn about the vibrant culture and hidden gems in Ontario’s Highlands through the locals themselves.