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Image of a wooden bridge through nature trailCarleton Place is conveniently located on the serene Mississippi River. Beautiful streetscapes, scenic trails and picturesque waterfront make this town one of a kind in the Ottawa Valley. The conveniences of the city, with the friendliness of a small town make Carleton Place a wonderful place to live.

A community rich in history, Carleton Place was settled in 1819 and saw a number of influential industries come into operation including a grist mill, lumber mills and the Findlay Stove Company. It was in 1829 that the area became formally known as Carleton Place.

Today, Carleton Place boasts a population of 10,000. We are a family-oriented community with a variety of social and recreation opportunities to suit just about everyone.