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

Foraging in Fall

Try your hand at foraging and identify, harvest, and prepare wild edibles.

Discover Hidden Gems

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

Exhale and Unwind

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

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.

A Gallery on Ice

Be amazed by 3 ice huts, 4 artists, and 1 frozen lake at the Ice Cube Gallery, an inaugural event in Haliburton, Ontario.

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.

5 Senses of Nature

Leave the city behind and immerse yourself in the natural charm of 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.

3 Ways to See 5,000 Stars

Escape the city lights and pick one of these 3 locations for stargazing 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.