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Welcome to Lanark County
Maple Syrup Capital of Ontario


From the Rideau System to Canada’s Mississippi, Lanark County is home to over 100 lakes, rivers and waterfalls. Coves and beaches speckle the landscape.

After building the world-renowned Rideau Canal, Scottish stone masons stayed to create some of the oldest and prettiest towns in Canada. Evidence of their craft is seen in over 140 designated heritage properties throughout the County, often by water’s edge. Bring your camera and capture our historically significant “Seven Wonders of Lanark County!”

Generations of residents and visitors have built a strong community spirit that has cultivated small business, events and festivals that speak to our ancestral and geological heritage.

Geographically, Lanark County is a remarkably distinct region within the Frontenac Axis where the Canadian Shield meets the Limestone Plains. This presents a combination of ecological features that offer an especially diverse growth area for native plant species which attract a variety of birds and wildlife. Residents and visitors enjoy cycling and paddling through these breathtaking natural vistas.

As the Maple Syrup capital of Ontario, our concentration of sugar maple trees creates a dramatic display of fall colours. Visitors from all over the world enjoy this authentic Canadian experience.

Only minutes from the Nation’s Capital, people of the region have access to all the world-class amenities of a major centre. At the same time, they enjoy the relaxed lakeside lifestyle.

Lanark County is a world heritage destination!

What's New

Lanark County Fire Ban

April 10, 2014 Notice of Decision - OPA #1 
Township of Lanark Highlands Official Plan more...

April 10, 2014 Notice of Decision - OPA #2 
Township of Lanark Highlands Official Plan more...

Notice of Complete Application and Public Meeting for a Proposed Plan of Subdivision
File No. 09-T-14001 -
Public Meeting: Monday April 14, 2014 at 7:00 p.m., Township of Beckwith Council Chambers, 1702 9th Line, Carleton Place. more...

July 29, 2013 - Governments of Canada and Ontario Celebrate New Affordable Housing in Almonte. more...

Habitat for Humanity more...

ATV By-Law Passed June 26, 2013
By-Law 2013-20 a By-Law to Regulate the Operation of All-Terrain Vehicles on all Highways under the Jurisdiction of the County of Lanark.

Community Development Committee Renamed as Economic Development Committee
The Economic Development Steering Committee recommended that the Community Development Committee be renamed the Economic Development to more accurately reflect its areas of service delivery.  County Council passed the recommendation at the May 22, 2013 meeting.  All future correspondence will now reflect Economic Development.

The Social Housing Registry is moving from the Lanark County Housing Corporation to Lanark County Social Housing effective March 1, 2013.  All current applications will be transferred and their placement on the wait list will not be affected.  All new applications, updates or inquiries should be sent to: Lanark County Social Housing , 99 Christie Lake Rd, Perth, On K7H 3C6.  Contact: (613) 267-4200 ext 2402 or Toll Free 1-888-952-6275 ext 2402 email: housingapplications@lanarkcounty.ca  Apply now

Lanark County Sustainable Communities Official Plan
The Sustainable Communities Official Plan is a legal document adopted and approved under the Planning Act. The SCOP applies to all lands within the corporate limits of the County of Lanark. more...  

Facing our Fiscal Challenges - A report of the financial sustainability of local government in Eastern Ontario. Produced by the Eastern Ontario Wardens' Caucus. more...

CP Rail Process - Ottawa Valley Railway


2009 Accessibility Plan
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Transportation Master Plan
AccessibilityThe County of Lanark has completed a Transportation Master Plan (TMP) to help guide the County’s transportation programs and investments for the next twenty years. For more information, please follow this link.

Public Works Emergency 24/7 Phone: (613) 267-1353

Lanark County Immigration Portal

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