Plan Your Visit

Discover the Charm of Carleton Place

Where Nature, Heritage and Community Intertwine

Immerse yourself in a town that offers a harmonious blend of scenic trails, captivating history, and vibrant community events. Experience the picturesque Mississippi River and surround yourself with specialty shops and culinary dining that will charm all ages!

Visiting Carleton Place offers more than just sightseeing – it’s about immersing yourself in the town’s vibrant local culture and embracing the small-town charm. Want to explore like a true local? Here’s your guide!

Explore Our Markets
From mid-May to October, the Farmers’ Market runs on Saturdays, while Sundays feature The Best Market – an artisan and small business market – at Market Square, 7 Beckwith Street (parking available). Year round, we recommend exploring Murray’s Flea Market and The Queens Crafters and Antique Market.

Riverside Strolls
Wander along the Mississippi River and take in the serene views. The Mississippi RiverWalk is a must, and you’ll find many locals enjoying the Ottawa Valley Recreational Trail. Find a bench and unwind by the river, have a picnic, or simply soak in the peaceful ambiance.

Local Eateries & Breweries
If you’re looking to eat where the locals go, check out our Where to Eat page.

Embrace Art & History
Visit the Carleton Place & Beckwith Heritage Museum at 267 Edmund St. to dive into the town’s rich history. Discover captivating stories of early settlers, local heroes, and the town’s evolution over time. For art lovers, the Carleton Place Art Gallery and The Sarah Moffat Art Gallery are where you can find local art, events, workshops and exhibits. As you explore, keep an eye out for the stunning murals throughout the downtown.

Boutique Browsing
From Acquisti Life to The Dress Shop, Millwards Consignment, or Carousel for kids, our local boutiques are a treasure trove for travelers of all ages. Strike up a conversation with the shop owners—they love sharing stories and recommendations!

Outdoor Adventures
Whether walking, cycling, snowshoeing, or enjoying a leisurely stroll, our trails offer a glimpse into Carleton Place’s natural beauty and serve as a favourite local hangout.

Book a lane or host a party at Chasin’ Turkeys bowling alley. If you enjoy spectator sports, head to Final Score Sports Bar for televised games. You’re also invited to watch the Junior A ice hockey team and four-time CCHL champions, the Carleton Place Canadians, play at the Carleton Place Arena.

Community Events and Festivals
Carleton Place hosts a variety of events year-round. From summer street festivals to a fall Pumpkinfest, to winter holiday markets, there’s always something happening. Check our Events Calendar for the latest information and plan your visit around our exciting local events.

How to Get Here

  • By Car: Carleton Place is easily accessible via Highway 7. Ample parking is available throughout the town, making it convenient for those driving in.
  • By Bicycle/Walking: Enjoy scenic trails such as the Trans Canada Trail and the Ottawa Valley Recreational Trail that connect directly to Carleton Place, providing a picturesque route for cyclists, ATVers, Snowmobilers, and hikers.
Carleton Place, Lanark County, Eastern Ontario, Ontario, Canada

Where to Stay

Carleton Place offers a variety of comfortable hotels and Inns. Check out Where to Sleep page for options.

Practical Information

  • Weather: Carleton Place enjoys four distinct seasons. Summers are warm, perfect for outdoor activities, while winters are cold and snowy, ideal for winter sports. Check the current weather here.
  • Local Services: For any emergencies, dial 911. The nearest hospital is Carleton Place & District Memorial Hospital, offering comprehensive healthcare services.


  • What are the must-see attractions in Carleton Place? Our newly revitalized heritage downtown is a can’t miss, Carleton Place & Beckwith Heritage Museum, and Riverside Park are just a few highlights. Don’t miss the unique shopping and dining experiences as well.
  • Where can I find parking? There are several public parking lots downtown. Street parking is also available and well-marked throughout the town.
  • Where are the public washrooms? There are public washrooms, with seasonal hours, at the Information Centre (170 Bridge Street), at Town Hall Square (15 Mill Street), at Market Square (7 Beckwith Street), and at Carleton Junction (42 Moore Street)