A Day in the Life of a Perth Local!

There is something magical about small towns, the experience they offer its visitors is second to none! And the Town of Perth is no exception to this. This picturesque town is known to make even its visitors feel like locals.



Did you know that the Town of Perth is a historic town with nearly 200 years under its belt!


What makes it even more fascinating is that many of the town’s original buildings are still standing and in use today. A great example of such a historic landmark is the Matheson House. Built in 1840, it now houses the Perth Museum. Talk about aging gracefully!



Laced with rich history in almost every corner, life as a local in the Town of Perth is a historic adventure every day! Join us as we take you (virtually) through some of our favourite Perth sites - exploring food, shopping, history, curiosites and more!

Ready? Let’s go!


Personally, we believe food and travel always go hand-in-hand, and the Town of Perth’s local hot spots add a beautiful twist to this experience.


Local grub shop, Blackfly Grubhub, is known not only for their creamy and delectable donuts but also for the rustic ambiance it is gifted with, thanks to its historic location - the Code’s Mill Building.



Another local favourite is the Red Fox Tavern & Restaurant, a family owned tavern since 1958. The building that houses this tavern has previously hosted many establishments from as early as 1835, and is still a local go-to (While you’re there, don’t miss out on the tavern's signature club house sandwich!). And if this does not sate your appetite for culinary experiences, do check out the Heritage Perth Tavern & Brewery Tour in the Driftscape app!



With food and travel now coupled, who are we to ignore shopping! Especially if it means strolling through the aisles of a historic department store!


Miss Penny’s Closet, a local store selling authentically Canadian fashion, in what was once the old Shaw Department Store building, comes highly recommended.



Last but not the least, Stewart Park!


Located in the heart of Perth, this breathtaking site was donated to the town of Perth in 1947 by Mrs. Stewart, in memory of her husband. One of the conditions of this gift was that an admission could never be charged for entrance to the park, or for any event held in the park; or it would revert back to the Stewart family. Talk about grand gestures!


From charming bridges, swimming holes, stream and rock formations, Stewart park is a great place to stroll, take pictures, and enjoy your day. If you wish to bask in its many colours, try visiting it in the fall!



With this we come to an end of our short virtual tour of this beautifully historic town. While we covered a few of its sites, the Town of Perth has much more waiting to be discovered by you, our dear explorers!


Download the Driftscape app today and continue your journey through the town’s beautiful architecture, historical downtown, and welcoming local faces - that is the magic of the Town of Perth!


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