Move to Lanark

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.

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!”

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. 

Welcome to Lanark County

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. 

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.

WEATHER IN LANARK COUNTY 

Summer

Summer in Canada runs from June 21st through to Sept. 20th. Temperatures can reach 30 degrees Celsius or higher during the summer months as the weather becomes hot and dry. Humidity can also be quite high during this season and thunderstorms can occur.

What to wear:

  • Light pants or shorts 
  • Short-sleeved shirts
  • Light jacket
  • Sandals
  • Light shoes
  • Hat
  • Sunscreen to exposed skin to prevent sunburn
  • Rain Gear (Umbrella)
  • Mosquito and black fly repellant
Summer
Summer

Autumn

Autumn in Canada runs from Sept. 21st through to Dec. 20th.  The weather during autumn can be rainy or dry, with the first snow usually coming in November.

What to wear:

  • Rain gear
  • Umbrella
  • Thick pants
  • Medium weight jacket
  • Sweaters
  • Long sleeved shirts
  • Shoes to cover the whole foot
Autumn
Autumn

Winter

Winter in Canada runs from Dec. 21st through to March 20th with temperatures of -4 to -18 degrees Celsius. Snowfall usually occurs during the months of December, January and February.

What to wear:

  • Dress in layers
  • Socks
  • Long sleeved shirt and long pants
  • Sweater
  • Thick, windproof coat
  • Mittens or Gloves
  • Winter hat that covers your ears
  • Scarf for around your neck or across your face
  • Warm boats that are lined and/or waterproof  
Winter
Winter

Spring

Spring in Canada runs from March 21st through to June 20th. Spring is the season when the snow melts and there is a lot of rain. While the days become warmer, the nights remain cool.

What to wear:

  • Long sleeved shirts
  • Thick Pants
  • Warm Socks
  • Sweaters
  • Light weight spring jacket
  • Rain Gear, Water Repellent Footwear and an umbrella   
Spring
Spring

Resources for Newcomers 

There are many resources available to help you to settle in Canada once you decide you want to work and live here. This information can help you before and after you arrive in Canada.

There are also many settlement agencies in Canada – organizations that help new immigrants to find a place to live, enroll in language courses, where to buy food, find a job, and other tasks that may be basic but critical to settling in Canada.

Get in Touch

 Marie White

Marie White

99 Christie Lake Road, Perth ON K7H 3C6
613-267-4200 ext. 1530

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