Looking for things to do in Smiths Falls throughout your stay at the Best Western Smiths Falls Hotel? We’ve got you covered!
Located right on the historic Rideau Canal, the town of Smiths Falls is rich with historical significance. This national historic site connects the capital city of Ottawa to Lake Ontario and the St. Lawrence River, originally constructed to create an alternative route bypassing New York, and eventually used as a commercial waterway. Today the canal is generally used for pleasure boating and winter activities, as visitors flock to Ottawa each year to skate on the iconic canal. The Rideau Canal is the oldest operating canal system in North America and was designated a UNESCO World Heritage Site in 2007. Learn more about this iconic waterway at the Rideau Canal Visitor Centre!
Populated throughout the construction of the Canal, Smiths Falls has an intriguing history of its own. Visit one of the many Smiths Falls attraction’s that outline the town’s history like the Heritage House Museum, which gives visitors a chance to learn more about the town’s Victorian era history
Smiths Falls’ location between the major cities of Kingston and Ottawa, has made it a popular spot for railway stops and crossings for decades. Check out the Railway Museum of Eastern Ontario to learn more about the town’s railway history and enjoy an authentic railway experience.
There are tons of exciting things to do in Smiths Falls. From historical sites to a round of golf, our charming town will keep you occupied. Book your stay at the Best Western Smiths Falls Hotel today and enjoy our hotel’s close proximity to a number of Smiths Falls attractions!
The Smiths Falls Gold & Country Club is one of the oldest and most prestigious golf clubs in the area! Built in 1952, the course was originally built as a 9-hole course and later expanded into a grand 18-hole fairway with sweeping views of the historic Rideau Canal. Today, guests can enjoy a round on the well-maintained green, enjoy a meal at their restaurant, or spend some time in their pro-shop! The Smiths Falls Golf & Country Club is located just 8 minutes from the Best Western Smiths Falls Hotel!
The Lombard Glen Golf & Country Club is beautiful 18-hole course located just 6 minutes from the Best Western Smiths Falls Hotel! Enjoy a round at this sprawling course, open 7 days a week.
Discover what it would have been like to be part of the fur trade in Canada 250 years ago! The Rideau Roundtable society hosts interpretive tours along the Rideau Waterway in a 34-foot replica voyageur canoe. Tour guides in authentic voyageur costume will take up to 36 guests in two canoes along the Canal and point out both natural and historical features of the waterway. Tours also include a trip through the Smiths Falls Locks. Suitable for paddlers of all ages and abilities, these tours are an unforgettable way to pass a summer afternoon.
Smiths Falls’ picturesque parks are the perfect place to enjoy a sunny day in Eastern Ontario! Victoria Park is located just a quick 7 minute walk from the Best Western Smiths Falls Hotel, and features a campground, a play structure, a wading pool, and a large trail that connects it to a number of other Smiths Falls parks! Located just on the Rideau Canal, visitors can spend time admiring this iconic waterway and dock their boats at one of the park's large harbours.
Housed in the former CPR Railway Station, The Station Theatre opened in April 2010 after more than 11 years of planning, fundraising and construction. The 140 seat facility has become a focus for the performing arts in Smiths Falls, as well as a sought-after venue for meetings and receptions.
The Station brings the opportunity to the people of Smiths Falls and surrounding area to enjoy live theatre, concerts and movies, and to have the thrill of appearing on stage in local productions.
Coming May 2018, guests of the Best Western Smiths Falls can treat themselves to one of the most exciting river tours in Canada! Europe's #1 boating vacation company is opening up its first North American tour operation on the Rideua Canal! Starting in Smiths Falls, guests can hop on and ride along the Rideau Canal while learning about the UNESCO World Heritage Sites' history on a range of different boat tours.