Top 10 Reasons People Come To Perth

1. Eastern Ontario's Exciting Getaway Destination. Every year more and more people are finding Perth a great place to spend a weekend or a week.

2. Lots to see and do.

3. Excellent Recreation & Sports Facilities:
  • cottages
  • camping
  • boating
  • fishing
  • canoeing
  • waterskiing
  • sailing
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • walking tours
  • parks
  • soccer
  • beach volleyball
  • basketball
  • skateboarding
  • cycling
  • baseball
  • cross country skiing
  • snowmobiling
  • ice fishing
  • snowshoeing
  • hockey
4. Historic Architecture, Perth Museum and Old World Charm with all the New World Conveniences. Friendly, helpful people. The little community that cares.

5. Beautiful scenery and wildlife watching. Day trips; 10-20 minutes to exciting and interesting sights, sounds and places in and around Perth.

6. Freshest air in Eastern Ontario - minimal noise. Open the window and sleep like you've never slept before.

7. Great food at the local restaurants ... the food tastes better out here.

8. On The Tay Canal just off the Rideau Canal.

9. Unique gift shops and shopping experiences await you in beautiful Perth.

10. The Big Town of Festivals: Maplefest, Stewart Park Music Festival, Garlic Festival, and the Perth Fair provide a major event each summer month.

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Moving Considerations: Pick up a Change-of-Address Kit from the Post Office and fill out for:
  • Friends and family
  • Banks
  • Insurance companies
  • Credit card companies
  • Magazines and newspapers - cancel local newspaper delivery
  • Memberships
  • Motor club membership
  • Doctors, Optometrist, dentists and other providers - transfer drug prescriptions
  • Lawyer/Accountant/Stockbroker
  • Past employer - for tax slips
  • Government agencies for taxes and direct deposits
  • First aid kit
  • Prescription medicine
  • Snacks, sandwiches, bottled water
  • Coffee/electric coffeepot
  • Baby food, diapers, favorite toys
  • Pet food, treats, medication
  • Telephone Book from old location
  • Plastic plates, cups, utensils, can openers, paper towels, napkins, garbage bags
  • Toothbrushes, toothpaste, soap, shampoo, toilet paper, contact lens case, solution, towels, hygiene products
  • Flashlights, candles, matches, screwdrivers, tape measure, gloves, pliers, scissors, light bulbs, knife
  • Enough clothing for a few days, sleeping bags, blankets
Don't Forget To Transfer:
  • Checking and Savings accounts, Safe Deposit Box
  • Medical records
  • Dental records
  • School records
  • Insurance coverage (life, health, fire, auto, and homeowners)
  • Prescriptions
Important records and documents you should keep with you:
  • Identification cards and drivers licenses, Vehicle titles
  • Medical records and health insurance cards
  • Check book and bank cards
  • Insurance policies
  • Birth Certificates and Passports, Military records
  • School records for children
  • Records for your pets
  • Stock, bonds and other related items
  • Mortgage records, Marriage license, Tax records
  • any record or document that you think is important
Items Movers usually won't move:
  • Flammable items
  • Combustible items
  • Aerosol cans
  • Hazardous materials
  • Gasoline/Propane/Oils
  • Paints/Varnishes/Paint Thinners
  • Cleaning Chemicals
  • Ammunition and Explosives
  • Plants
  • Valuables
  • Insecticides
PERTH DEMOGRAPHICS:numbers are approximate.
size10.36 sq. kms.
people per sq. km.580
Perth Population6,003
Greater Perth18,000
Household Income30K - 50K
Minority Population65
Median Age45
% over 1584%
% over 3550%
% over 6520%
people per house2.2
private dwellings2,953
Travel Time to Work5 minutes
Education LevelPublic, High School, Trades
ReligionProtestant & Catholic
PoliticsAlliance Party
(changes; call town hall for current Party)
Metric Conversions
Measurement Unit
Length 1 kilometre - 0.6 mile
1 mile - 1.6 kilometre
Capacity 1 litre - 1.06 US quart
1 US quart - 0.95 litre
3.8 liters - 1 US gal.
Weight 1 kilogram - 2.2 pounds
1 pound - 0.45 kilogram
Mileage Conversion 20 mph - 30 kmph
30 mph - 50 kmph
50 mph - 80 kmph
60 mph - 100 km/h

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