Smiths Falls is located in Lanark County, the “Maple Syrup Capital of Ontario,” less than one hour from Canada’s capital city of Ottawa.
Its close proximity to Ottawa offers the best of both worlds. You get to experience the tranquility of small town rural life while only being a short distance from a major urban centre.
The Smiths Falls area is a great place to visit any season of the year. The picturesque countryside is ideal for boating, swimming, camping and hiking adventures. The Trans Canada Trail makes its way through Smiths Falls and is perfect for bicycling and walking, as well as horseback riding and running.
The Rideau Trail runs parallel to the Rideau Canal from Kingston to Ottawa.
For more information, visit www.RideauTrail.org.
If you come here in early fall, you'll be treated to a spectacular colour show by Mother Nature as the leaves on the trees turn from green to vibrant shades of red, orange and yellow before falling off.
Winter enthusiasts will enjoy the beautiful settings for cross-country skiing and the thrill of our local snowmobile trails.
Along with being a recreational and natural paradise, the Smiths Falls area is very rich in history. This is reflected in the town’s three museums – Heritage House Museum, Railway Museum of Eastern Ontario and Rideau Canal Museum – as well as in the architecture in the downtown.
While showcasing its heritage, Smiths Falls is also a community looking to the future, not only commercially and industrially but also in the area of the arts. New galleries continue to set up shop in the town and, as of April 2010, an important part of Smiths Falls' rail history has become centre stage for the new Station Theatre that opened in the old CP Rail Station. Likewise, the town has become home to a Center of Photographic Excellence. Visit http://centerofphotographicexcellence.com/index.php.
The Smiths Falls area is a Sensational place to live, work and play.
The community opens its doors to photographers of all ages and levels of experience from youth to retiree, to discover and enjoy the magic of our diverse mix of photographic venues. If your interest is nature, industrial settings, aviation history, heritage buildings or simply the beauty that abounds along the UNESCO World Heritage designated Rideau Canal, Smiths Falls has it all.
The camera club is expected to operate as an independent club on its own, but would be supported by the Smiths Falls Center for Photographic Excellence who aspires to attract photographers of all stripes to the region to capture the natural beauty of the region in an inviting atmosphere.
Someone's mastery of photography is a task like no other since it can only improve as one ages. The opportunity to learn from a supportive group of like-minded individuals will be put into practice. The camera club, now more than 30 members strong, will try to meet every third Thursday of the month, beginning at 7 p.m.
There's a unique beauty about Smiths Falls that the proposed Smiths Falls Camera Club aims to capture.
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