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Smiths Falls

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Smiths Falls is a town located in Eastern Ontario. The Rideau Canal, Ontario's only UNESCO World Heritage site, flows through the middle of the town and connects Smiths Falls to the cities of Ottawa and Kingston by the historic waterway.

Commonly called the Heart of the Rideau Canal, there are a variety of lakes and waterways in the area that offer outdoor activities. The Rideau Trail runs parallel to the Rideau Canal and the Trans Canada (Cataraqui) Trail runs from Smiths Falls to Strathcona. In addition, a variety of arts & culture and sports & recreation programs are available all year long, as well as service clubs and other community organizations.

Life in Smiths Falls means affordable housing, beautiful scenery, friendly people, and remarkable attractions. Smiths Falls is an English-speaking community that welcomes people from all cultures. It is the desired place to call home for immigrants from all around the world.

Visit the Lanark County immigration portal to find information about living and working in this charming city.

For more information on housing costs and trends, please visit the section for Smiths Falls on the Canadian Real Estate Association (CREA) website.


Smith Falls is a centrally located city that features numerous lakes and other waterways. A great choice for commuters who work in neighbouring cities like Ottawa, but want to live in a less urban setting.

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 Smith Falls and neighbouring cities:
Proximity to large centres Ottawa Kingston Toronto
Approximate distance 80 km 95 km 350 km
 Population size of Smith Falls:
Population 8,777 residents
 Major industries in Smith Falls:
Key industries Advanced manufacturing
Health care
Services sector
 Climate in Smith Falls:
Average temperatures January July
Years : 1971-2000 -7C 26C

Learn more

Historical background

Multilingual fact sheets

Museums, landmarks and theatres

Places of worship


Weather and what to wear

The Smiths Falls municipal immigration potal is funded and administered through the Ministry of Citizenship and Immigration, as part of the Municipal Immigration Information Online (MIIO) Program. Visit the Cities and Towns section of for other municipal immigration portals.