Art, culture, and history. Smiths Falls, Ontario has a lot to offer. This small town is located about an hour from Ottawa and offers visitors a little of everything. If you’re thinking of making a road trip soon, be sure to consider checking out Smiths Falls.

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According to Smiths Falls website, the town is described as “a growing and vibrant rural Eastern Ontario community rooted in history and culture,” and is located 72 kilometres southwest of Ottawa.

Railway Museum of Eastern Ontario & Caboose Camping

The Railway Museum of Eastern Ontario resides in Smiths Falls and showcases the history of the Canadian Northern Ontario Railway.

The museum is located in the former Smiths Falls train station and is now one of the most popular places to visit in the town.

The public can tour the exhibits and collections but if you want to take your experience one step further, you can even camp in one of the cabooses!

There are three historic cabooses available to book, with the museum describing them as “glamping experiences.”

The listing encourages guests to “curl up in our comfortable beds with fresh linens and relax in the quiet glow of the lantern.”

You can book your stay here, with rates starting at $187 per night.

Smiths Falls Heritage House Museum

One of the most well-known spots in the town is the Heritage House Museum.

The Heritage House Museum was built in 1860. The museum’s first floor features restored Victorian period rooms, furnished with artifacts that have been purchased, donated or loaned to the museum. The artifacts reflect the cultural heritage of the town of Smiths Falls, during the 1860s – 1870s.

According to the Heritage House Museum, “this house has two unique architectural features, a mirror image facade (the front and the back of the house are identical) and the only two-storey privy remaining in Ontario.”

The second level of the museum features changing exhibit rooms and galleries. These spaces are used to highlight the cultural history of Smiths Falls and display art from local artists.


If you want a fun night out while visiting Smiths Falls, check out Bowies. The venue hosts weekly events ranging from live music and karaoke to trivia nights!

Enjoy your trip to Smiths Falls, Ontario!