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North Grenville

  • Shop ‘Til You Drop

    Come early and stay late – Old Town Kemptville has lots to offer.

    Have an eye-opening cup of coffee at Geronimo's before starting your one-of-a-kind shopping spree down historic Prescott St. Unique shops include Designer Consignor, with premium labels at affordable prices.

  • Fishers Delight

    Come musky fishing this fall. The waters of the Rideau River are home to some huge monsters of the depths.

    North Grenville is a fisher's delight. Bounded on the north by the Rideau River and straddling the South Branch of the Rideau, our area has some of the best fishing holes in Eastern Ontario.

  • The DIY Detour

    Oxford Mills impresses with its rural beauty and creative community.

    Savour the scenic route as you drive down winding country roads on the way to the village. Pay a visit to the Hollyhock Hill Alpaca Farm, where you can meet the herd and shop hand knit and woven alpaca products.

  • Weekend Warrior

    Power up and recharge in North Grenville.

    Hit the trails, cycle the open road, or go tobaganning – there’s a lot to see and do in North Grenville.

    From walking to hiking, skiing to snowshoeing, North Grenville trails offers year-round reasons to escape the city and reconnect with nature.

  • Guides

    North Grenville Tourism travel guides. Check out the many trails and activities available in North Grenville.

    North Grenville Tourist and Community Guide

    The North Grenville 2013-2014 Visitor and Community Guide is your guide to exploring the many unique hamlets and villages of the area. Inside you will find a full calendar of events and information on dining, shopping, area attractions, recreation, arts and heritage.

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    Cycling Itinerary Rideau-Kemptville

    Kemptville, Merrickville, Jasper Rideau Canal - Cycling Itinerary

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    Ferguson Forest Centre - Management Trail

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    North Grenville - Top Things Brochure 2013

    Top Things To See and Do in North Grenville

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    Agroforestry Centre Kemptville Campus

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    Tip to Tip Trail Burritts Rapids

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    CulinaryBrochure OldTownKemptville

    Old Town Kemptville Culinary Brochure

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    RetailBrochure OldTownKemptville

    Old Town Kemptville Retail Brochure

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    Cycle North Grenville

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Event Calendar

Girl Guides Spring Fair
Saturday @ 12:00am
50 Water Street, Oxford Mills
416 Art Kruze
Saturday @ 12:00am
From Cardinal to Burritt's Rapids

Visitor Reviews

  • Burritt's Rapids

    I stepped back in time, thanks to a trek with friends around the village of Burritt’s Rapids. The hamlet, wedged ’twixt the Rideau River and Rideau Canal, was one I’d only passed through before; it was time to stay a spell. An Internet search uncovered two self-guided walking tours promising insight into both the canal’s history and communion with a pretty part of the North Grenville countryside.
    One is a hike across the island on which Burritt’s Rapids sits. I soaked up the peaceful environment while learning a little about the canal’s construction and how it altered its surroundings. The other tour winds through village streets graced by beautiful old houses. The streetscape probably hasn’t changed much in 150 years. Together, the tours take a leisurely couple of hours.Peter Johansen, Ottawa Citizen, 2012

Lots to Do and See in North Grenville

North Grenville is located 30 minutes south of Ottawa, the Nation's Capital, and 30 minutes north of Highway 401 and the US border. There are three exits off of Highway 416.

What you'll discover...

  • Situated along the historic the Rideau River and Canal
  • Home of Eastern Ontario’s largest tree nursery
  • Over 60 shops and dining destinations in Old Town
  • The University of Guelph, Kemptville Campus
  • 150 kms of trails to explore
  • Great parks and places to kayak and canoe
  • Plenty of paved country roads for cycling
  • Quiet country roads and historic villages
  • Great family fun and festivities await

Contact Us

  • Municipality of North Grenville
    285 County Road #44 PO Box 130
    Kemptville, K0G 1J0
  • Email: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.
  • Phone: 613-258-9569 Ext 115
    Fax: 613-258-9620
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