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Located in Eastern Ontario on the Tay River about 80 km southwest of Ottawa, Perth is the County Seat of Lanark County and was named after the Scottish town and river. Perth was established as a military settlement in 1816, after the War of 1812 and as such, many of the settlers were European military veterans as well as waves of Scottish and Irish immigrants. The Scottish stonemasonry is evident in the area's buildings and in the Rideau Canal locks. It's a feast for the eyes and makes the locals very proud of their heritage.
At Census 2021, the population was 6,469, 9% higher than 2016. The median household income in 2016 was $52,429.
Perth was originally the military, judicial, political and social capital of the Ottawa Valley north and west until the construction of the Rideau Canal and lumber industry which meant it was eclipsed by Bytown, now the City of Ottawa.
For those horse lovers, the Town erected a bronze real-life statue of the local world show-jumping champion Ian Millar and his horse Big Ben in Stewart Park across from Code's Mill building.
Perth is the site of the first installation of a telephone outside of Bell's experimental installations. By 1887, there were 19 telephones in Perth with a switchboard in Dentist, Dr. Kennedy's office - a friend of Alexander Graham Bell.
Born out of a wish to help Perth, Scotland celebrate 800th Anniversary, the 8km Annual Kilt Run represents Scotland's 800-year existence. In 2016 the Kilt Run attracted 5,000 runners to help celebrate Perth's 200th Anniversary.
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Must Eat / Must Experience
- Perth Pie Company - family-run wholesale and retail bakery
- Michael's Table - Mother-daughter run restaurant, opened in 2010
- Fiddleheads - fine dining in an historic stone building
- The Perth Cheese Shop - retail shop with special tasting and pairing events
- Top Shelf Distillers - famous for their Reunion Moonshine and many top shelf products
- Perth Chocolate Works - family owned and run artisan chocolatier and retail shop
- Artizen Kombucha - fermented brews to be drunk on their own or mixed in a cocktail
- Gore Street Antique Market
- Pether Museum - 1840 built Matheson House is the award winning site of this museum and National Historic Site
- Stewart Park - along the Tay River, featuring gardens, bridges, walking paths, and treed picnic areas.
- Crystal Palace - home to Perth Farmers' and Craft Markets on summer Saturdays and becomes filled with Christmas trees, decorated by students and community groups in November and December; and houses live music events and children's activities during Festival of Maples in April.
Annual Monthly Events
- Perth Polar Bear Plunge (January 1) - known to be the safest in Canada
- Fire & Ice (February)
- Festival of the Maples (April)
- Perth Farmers' Market (May - October)
- Perth Night Market (May)
- Perth Kilt Run (June)
- Canada Day in Perth (July 1)
- Stewart Park Music Festival (July)
- Garlic Festival (August)
- Perth Fair (September)
- Perth Night Market (October)
- Festival of Good Cheer (November)
- Festival of Lights (December)
- The Queen Elizabeth Elementary School
- The Stewart Elementary School
- Perth & District Collegiate Institute
- St. John Catholic Elementary School
- St. John Catholic High School
- Algonquin College, Perth Campus
- Perth Children's House Montessori School
- Perth Golf Course "Links O'Tay" - the oldest continuously operating course in Canada
- Perth is within 35 km of 12 golf courses for those wanting a variety of landscapes
- Blue Wings, Eastern Ontario "B" Hockey Team
- Perth Stingrays Acquatic Club
- Perth United Soccer Club
- Both high schools offer a variety of other sports like basketball, football, volleyball, hockey, cross-country running, badminton, soccer, curling, golf and track & field.