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North Grenville

  • The Old Town Experience

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

    Historic Old Town Kemptville is dotted with independent businesses that cater to a variety of special interests. With plenty of free parking at Riverside Park and along our tree-lined streets, you’ll be able to park your car and enjoy a short stroll to our shopping hub. What better way to enjoy the glorious summer weather?

  • The Art and Culture Tour

    North Grenville is home to many talented artists, artisans and crafters.

    There must be something in that fresh air and nature that keeps the creative juices flowing. We invite you to slow down and explore all that we have to offer.

  • Fresh Air Adventures

    Whether you want to work up a sweat or wander through a peaceful forest, we have an outdoor adventure that’s right for you!

    North Grenville’s trails and winding country roads provide opportunities to reconnect with nature during all four seasons, whether you are walking, hiking or cycling. The Ferguson Forest Centre and Limerick Forest each offer beautiful trails for all skill levels – whether you want to break a sweat or just enjoy a cool respite from summer in the city.

  • Gone Fishin’

    Home to the mighty musky

    North Grenville has some of the best fishing spots in all of eastern Ontario. Nestled between the Rideau River and the South Branch of the Rideau River, our location attracts area residents as well as fishing legends like Bob Izumi.

  • 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 2016-2017 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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Visitor Reviews

  • Burritts Rapids

    I stepped back in time, thanks to a trek with friends around the village of Burritts 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 Burritts 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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