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Things to do in Perth

About Perth

Located 50 miles southwest of Ottawa, Perth is a perfect weekend getaway for those staying in Canada’s capital city. The town of six thousand people, Perth has a lot to offer whether you are an outdoor enthusiast, a foodie, or a history buff. Check out this article to find out top 5 reasons to head to Perth on your next adventure!

#1: Enjoy the morning in Stewart Park

Always beautiful and enchanting, Stewart Park is perhaps the most famous landmarks in Perth. Never too crowded, this park will take your breath away with its manicured lawns, magical bridges, and postcard-perfect pavilions. It is easy to spend the entire day in Stewart Park just walking around. Be sure to bring the camera with you: you will surely find many scenic shots!

#2: Taste beer at a local brewery

A pioneer in the brewery scene of Eastern Ontario, Perth Brewery is a must-visit stop for all beer lovers. Conveniently located on the main highway of Perth, this brewery offers a great beer tasting experience with a variety of beer styles. Open for nearly 25 years, Perth Brewery has been a top destination for many locals and travelers alike.

#3: Participate in the Festival of the Maples

Dedicated to Canada’s symbol — the maple syrup — the Festival of the Maples is the annual event in Perth that takes place every last Saturday in April. Attracting about 20,000 visitors each year, this is a family-oriented outdoor event that brings together people of all ages. Treat yourself to the best maple syrup, enjoy live performances, check out the local stores for souvenirs, and just have fun!

#4: Learn about Perth’s past

Whether you are a history buff or not, a tour through Perth Museum is a must-do activity for everyone traveling around this area. The museum offers a great look back in time and is free of charge (although donation is appreciated). The museum is a lovely three-story Victorian building and is an architectural pearl itself.

#5: Admire ancient antiques at Gore St. Antique Market

The pride of Perth, this local flea market is worth visiting regardless the season. With three floors of hidden gems, Gore St. Antique Market is very conveniently located at the heart of downtown Perth and offers a wide selection of antique items at reasonable prices. You will find here antiques, books, artwork, glassware, accessories for home, and other vintage things that you can take home as souvenirs!