Situated in a parkland setting along the Rideau Canal,
located on Hwy 15, Smiths Falls is within easy commuting distance of Ottawa, Kingston, Western Quebec, Upper New York State, and all of Eastern Ontario.
Smiths Falls' history dates from the American Revolutionary War (United Empire Loyalists) and was established
as part of a stragetic defence plan against invasion from the south.
It was in the late 1700's when UEL Thomas Smyth received a gift of 400 acres from the Royal
Commission. Later Smyth, as well as other settlers, used the many falls in the region
to build sawmills and other water-powered businesses. By 1860 there were apporximately 1,100
Nestled in a picturesque setting along the Rideau Canal, today Smiths Falls is a modern community with old-world charm. There is a great wealth of Canadian history, architecture,
and culture to be found in Smiths Falls.