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Welcome to Almonte

Almonte is a historic village with plenty of family friendly amenities and small town charm. Once a bustling mill town, Almonte has grown into a thriving community along the Canadian Mississippi River.

Neighbourhood tags

Pet Friendly

Vibrant

Historic

Small-town charm

Unique Boutiques

Green Spaces

Water Views

Walkable

Nightlife

Foodie's Favourite

Multicultural

Family Friendly

Early to Bed

Tranquil

Beach Nearby

Fun facts

  • After repeated name changes, Almonte was named for a Mexican general, Juan Almonte, in 1855.

  • James Naismith, the inventor of basketball, grew up on a farm just outside of Almonte and attended Almonte High School, graduating in 1883.

What to expect

Family friendly amenities, beautiful natural spaces, and historic charm: Almonte has everything your growing family could possibly need.

What not to expect

Mild winters: like many eastern Ontario locations, Almonte experiences cold winters with plenty of snow.

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Almonte

A small town with a big heart, Almonte has been beloved by families for generations.

Almonte is a historic village with plenty of family friendly amenities and small town charm. Once a bustling mill town, Almonte has grown into a thriving community along the Canadian Mississippi River. Located about 45 kilometres southwest of Ottawa, this scenic town has earned its reputation as one of Eastern Ontario’s most family friendly communities.


Founded during the textile heyday of the early 19th century, Almonte’s historic downtown sector reflects its former glory. Mill Street is filled with heritage buildings, artisan’s workshops, cafes, bakeries, antique shops, boutiques, and more unique offerings just begging to be explored. This small community boasts everything from a chocolatier to a distillery to world famous sculptors, ensuring everyone in your family will leave with a full belly and a smile on their face.


Almonte celebrates its heritage each year during Fibrefest, an annual celebration of the historic arts of weaving, smocking, quilting, and more. This small community boasts a rotating calendar of festivals to keep everyone entertained, including the Almonte Fair, Almonte Celtfest, Light up the Night, Almonte in Concert, the North Lanark Highland Games, the Folkus Concert series, and more. Almonte is also home to the Dr. James Naismith Museum, the Mississippi Valley Textile Museum, and the Metcalfe Geoheritage Park. From traditional folk music to basketball to natural ecology, there’s something to interest everyone in Almonte.


Almonte boasts plenty of family friendly amenities and recreational choices. This community is home to both Catholic and public schools, as well as adult learning centres. The Almonte Community Centre serves as a hub of recreation in the community, providing facilities for pastimes like curling, figure skating, and hockey. The attached park boasts a splash pad, an outdoor skating rink, and a skatepark. The town is also home to a public library, a banquet hall, and a hospital. Along the Mississippi River in historic downtown Almonte, you’ll often find families enjoying the scenic Almonte Beach.

WHAT TO EXPECT:

Family friendly amenities, beautiful natural spaces, and historic charm: Almonte has everything your growing family could possibly need.

Located about 45 kilometres southwest of Ottawa, this scenic town has earned its reputation as one of Eastern Ontario’s most family friendly communities.

WHAT NOT TO EXPECT:

Mild winters: like many eastern Ontario locations, Almonte experiences cold winters with plenty of snow.

Don't expect to get away without shovelling: while it's not the coldest city in Ontario, Almonte experiences typical Canadian winters of cold temperatures and plenty of snow. 

THE MARKET:

Almonte is home to a large selection of stately single family homes, many of which are heritage buildings.

As well, this community offers townhouses, semi detached houses, and condominiums.

UNEXPECTED APPEAL:

The variety of amenities and recreational facilities available in this small community.

Almonte boasts plenty of family friendly amenities and recreational choices. This community is home to both Catholic and public schools, as well as adult learning centres. The Almonte Community Centre serves as a hub of recreation in the community, providing facilities for pastimes like curling, figure skating, and hockey. The attached park boasts a splash pad, an outdoor skating rink, and a skatepark. The town is also home to a public library, a banquet hall, and a hospital. Along the Mississippi River in historic downtown Almonte, you’ll often find families enjoying the scenic Almonte Beach.

THE LIFESTYLE:

Wander the historic Mill Street and fall in love with the variety of shops, boutiques, craft breweries, and more.

Founded during the textile heyday of the early 19th century, Almonte’s historic downtown sector reflects its former glory. Mill Street is filled with heritage buildings, artisan’s workshops, cafes, bakeries, antique shops, boutiques, and more unique offerings just begging to be explored. This small community boasts everything from a chocolatier to a distillery to world famous sculptors, ensuring everyone in your family will leave with a full belly and a smile on their face.

YOU'LL FALL IN LOVE WITH:

The entire family will love the rotating calendar of fairs and festivals in Almonte.

Almonte celebrates its heritage each year during Fibrefest, an annual celebration of the historic arts of weaving, smocking, quilting, and more. This small community boasts a rotating calendar of festivals to keep everyone entertained, including the Almonte Fair, Almonte Celtfest, Light up the Night, Almonte in Concert, the North Lanark Highland Games, the Folkus Concert series, and more. Almonte is also home to the Dr. James Naismith Museum, the Mississippi Valley Textile Museum, and the Metcalfe Geoheritage Park. From traditional folk music to basketball to natural ecology, there’s something to interest everyone in Almonte.

THE NEIGHBOURS:

This scenic small town is home to growing families from around the world.

As well, Almonte attracts a significant population of senior citizens to its peaceful atmosphere.

Almonte Neighbourhoods

Almonte contains 0 districts and 0 neighbourhoods , each with their own unique character. Whether you prefer a trendy urban centre or a peaceful suburb, Homicity can help you find your dream home. Explore the various neighbourhoods in Almonte to find the one that’s perfect for you.