Arts & Culture

Small-Town Jewel

The River Runs Through It

A small-town jewel perched on the stunning Mississippi waterway where river meets lake, Carleton Place was founded for its abundant water access. The stories of river, lake and town became irrevocably intertwined nearly 200 years ago when settlers first laid eyes on Morphy’s Falls. Since then the Mississippi River has played an important role in the arts, heritage and very culture of the town.

image of people walking through a lantern lit labyrinth

Carleton Place Community Labyrinth

image of the Roy Brown plane mural

Murals Everywhere

Image of the front sign at the Heritage Museum

Carleton Place and Backwith Heritage Museum

image of a bronze statue of Capt. A. Roy Brown

Roy Brown Museum and Information Centre

two women standing in front of light street art

Art After Dark

Image of a large heritage building in black and white

Haunted Heritage