10 Things to Do in Smiths Falls That You Shouldn't Miss

Smiths Falls is a town in Eastern Ontario, Canada, with a population of 8,978 according to the 2011 census. It is in the Census Division for Lanark County, but is separated from the county. The Rideau Canal waterway passes through the town, with four separate locks in three locations and a combined lift of over 15 metres (50 ft).

1. Railway Museum of Eastern Ontario

90 William St E, Smiths Falls, Ontario K7A 1E2, Canada Museums, Specialty Museums
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4.5 based on 64 reviews

Railway Museum of Eastern Ontario

Reviewed By burr6013 - Mississauga, CanadaMississauga, Canada

Premier Hands-on Railway Museum in Eastern Ontario

Established in 1985, the Railway Museum of Eastern Ontario (RMEO) is a rail museum on William Street West in Smiths Falls. It is located in a station on the abandoned right-of-way of the Canadian Northern Railway (CNoR) line. The station originally went i

2. Tweed Visitor Centre

1 Hershey Drive, Smiths Falls, Ontario K7A 0A8, Canada Museums, Specialty Museums
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5 based on 15 reviews

Tweed Visitor Centre

Located in an abandoned Hershey’s factory in Smiths Falls, the Tweed Visitor Centre is more than a window into the world of cannabis - it’s a fascinating look into the past, present and future of our favourite plant. From the moment you arrive to peeking into working grow rooms, your senses will be engaged and your minds opened as you explore the history, science and culture of cannabis. An educational theatre experience challenges preconceptions and highlights society’s changing relationship over 10,000 years. Discover the complexities of the cannabis plant and learn about the role of terpenes, and witness our bean to bar artisanal chocolate production. Finish off your tour with a cup of coffee, browse through our collection of books, and stop by the gift shop for something special to remember us by. We hope this behind-the-scenes tour will broaden your understanding of cannabis and inspire new perspectives.

Reviewed By GreenGrandmaSusan

Engaging, informative tour of a grand, world-class, legal cannabis production facility

Who would have thought the empty plant left behind when Hershey moved its production to Mexico would become a gleaming state-of-the-art cannabis grow-op.You could watch the information packed movie on the history of cannabis and wander through the fascina

3. Rideau Canal Visitor Centre

34 Beckwith St S, Smiths Falls, Ontario K7A 2A8, Canada Museums, Specialty Museums
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4.5 based on 47 reviews

Rideau Canal Visitor Centre

Reviewed By simonadelftblue51 - Ottawa, CanadaOttawa, Canada

Limited Knowledge of Area

Dropped into the Visitor Centre to find out about lakes, camping and fishing holes. The attendant was not that knowledgeable and wasn't even aware of some very helpful maps that were in the display upon entry. Pehaps the attendant was more familiar with o

4. Cataraqui Trail

| Smith Falls to Strathcona, Cataraqui Region, Smiths Falls, Ontario, Canada Nature & Parks, Outdoor Activities, Biking Trails
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4 based on 9 reviews

Cataraqui Trail

Running from Smith Falls to Strathcona, the Cataraqui Trail provides a beautiful place to go walking, cycling, horse-back riding, cross-country skiing and snowmobiling. The scenic trail runs along the former Canadian National Railway line and is 104 km long. You will pass by rural farmlands, forest, fields, and many small lakes, rivers, and marshland. You will also spot a wide variety of wildlife in their natural habitats.

Reviewed By A-B_early_retirement - new yorknew york

A bit wilder than advertised!

We bicycled the section between Crosby/Elgin and Portland, our first use of this trail. From the descriptions on the trail website, we expected a packed gravel road the width of a railway with mown borders - ideal for cycling. What we found was a bumpy, d

5. Heritage House Museum

11 Old Slys Rd | K7a 4t6, Smiths Falls, Ontario K7A 3M3, Canada Museums, History Museums
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4 based on 15 reviews

Heritage House Museum

Reviewed By Travellingcanuck2012 - Toronto, CanadaToronto, Canada

Great History of the Area

For families with children on boats, the House Museum is an ideal walk along the canal from the marine basin. The collection of items can be the foundation for conversations with children about the history of the area. Children find particularly fascinati

6. Smiths Falls Community Theatre

53 Victoria Ave, Smiths Falls, Ontario K7A 5E6, Canada Concerts & Shows, Theaters
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5 based on 5 reviews

Smiths Falls Community Theatre

Reviewed By scottishvermonter - Saint Johnsbury, VermontSaint Johnsbury, Vermont

All Aboard!!!

The railway station in this Community has been converted into a beautiful theatre that any place in the world could be proud of. From the well-aligned plush seats to the woodwork so lovingly restored by the conversion crew, this theatre is charming, and a

7. REAL Deal Reuse Store

85 William St. W, Smiths Falls, Ontario, Canada Shopping, Flea & Street Markets
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4.5 based on 3 reviews

Reviewed By ncrcncrc - Gatineau, CanadaGatineau, Canada

Thrifty

This place is basically a flee market style of shop. It's good for people starting out & need things like dishes. Really cheap used items. The people there are friendly & if you search, somethings you can find little Jems.

8. 4 Degrees Brewing Company

275 Brockville St | Settler's Ridge Center, Smiths Falls, Ontario K7A 4Z6, Canada Food & Drink, Breweries
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5 based on 2 reviews

4 Degrees Brewing Company

4 Degrees Brewing Company is the first brewing company located in Smiths Falls, Ontario where all five owners live and work. Our goal is to bring craft brewing to the heart of the Rideau Canal. Come taste our lifestyle beers, our hometown collection beers and our first remembrance series beer which not only all taste great, but tell a story too!

Reviewed By Carlab01 - Smiths Falls, CanadaSmiths Falls, Canada

Lovely Brewery

Stopped here today for the first time. Very friendly and knowledgeable staff, tasty beer. Free samples (just a mouthful) to see which kind you'd like.

9. Veteran's Park

Beckwith Street, Smiths Falls, Ontario, Canada Nature & Parks
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5 based on 4 reviews

Reviewed By Douglas B - Cambridge, CanadaCambridge, Canada

Pause to Remember, Contemplate and Give Thanks

Often thought of only on Remembrance Day this small focal point in the town of Smiths Falls holds great meaning for those of us who have had family members in WW I, WW II, the Korean, Vietnam and Gulf wars and those who have fought in the many skirmishes

10. Victoria Park

30 Lombard St, Smiths Falls, Ontario K7A 4G2, Canada Nature & Parks
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4 based on 2 reviews

Reviewed By ZandBMom - Smiths Falls, CanadaSmiths Falls, Canada

Currently under renovation but should be open for summer

Victoria Park lies along the Rideau River in Smiths Falls. It is currently being renovated for the new Le Boat docks which is scheduled to be completed by summer. When not under renovation, there are swings, a playstructure and a lovely walking path along

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