Perth & District Historical Society

Walking, Cycling and Paddling Tours
There are many ways to discover the rich heritage of Perth and District. Combining health with heritage, you can do walking tours, cycling tours and/or a paddling tour. You find all three types of tours on this page.

Walking Tours

The Perth & District Chamber of Commerce has prepared a tour which you can view/download as a PDF.



Several years ago, the Perth Local Architectural Conservation Advisory Committee prepared several tours of the downtown area. You can view these on this site:

Perth Tour 1   •   Perth Tour 2   •   Perth Tour 3   •   Perth Tour 4


Cycling Tours

The Perth & District Chamber of Commerce have prepared several cycling tours of the area. You can view these on the Chamber of Commerce website at:



Paddling Tours

You'll find a paddling tour of the Tay Canal (Beveridges Locks to Perth) with a listing of Points of Interest including one of the old First Tay Canal locks. View this tour (and download a PDF to print out) on the rideau-info website at:


And while not tours as such, you'll find Tay River and region paddling information on the Friends of the Tay website at:



And another downloadable paddling tour for the Tay:
Rideau Heritage Route Tourism Association - Rideau Paddling (2.5 Mb PDF)

Perth, the Capital of the District of Dalhousie; from the N-East bank of the River Tay - painting by Thomas Burrowes, 1828, Archives of Ontario, I0002141

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