Lots to see and do

Almonte is a scenic mill town on the Canadian Mississippi River, about 40 minutes southwest of downtown Ottawa. Our population is about 5,000.

The limestone mill buildings have been re-purposed over the years as galleries, condos, restaurants and office space, while our main street offers boutiques, craft shops, galleries and antiques.

We have several first-class restaurants and a variety of inns and B&Bs, most located in historic structures along the river. We’re also home to some fascinating museums, and host some excellent summer festivals.

Come by and visit soon.

Photo Montage

Some photos I’ve taken around town in recent years.

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  • Donna Wilson

    My Great Grandfather Adam Young b: 1833-1917 in Scotland was a Tailor and had a tailor-shop by the river. He married Margaret Stewart of Almonte. He came to the Almonte area as a young boy 10 years old. My mother Edith Emsley was born 1895 in Almonte….her parents were Edward Pearson Emsley and Catherine McFarlane Young.

  • Sharon Curry Hollingsworth

    I was born in Almonte at Rosamond Memorial Hospital in 1945. My grandfather, Albert Ashfield was the town hall custodian for a number of years (1940s).