Companion & Retiree Tour - A Day In Merrickville

A Day In Merrickville

Having officially been dubbed as Canada’s prettiest village and with more designated heritage buildings than any other Ontario community of like size, Merrickville is a unique and vibrant Victorian village.  Idyllically situated along the historic Rideau Canal, less than an hour’s drive from Ottawa, Merrickville loves to celebrate its history and culture and heartily invites everyone to join in!  Today, we invite you to enjoy its heritage, natural attractions, delightful restaurants and shops, its small town hospitality, and its all-round, year-round enchantment.

On your personalized tour of Merrickville, you will visit artists’ studios, see glass-blowers at work, learn some history of the area from your knowledgeable tour guide, and enjoy a delicious meal at the infamous Sam Jake’s Inn.  There will even be some spare time to investigate the numerous shops where you can find intricate lace, antique china, antiquarian books, quilts, locally blended mustards like tangy Lime Chipotle (a winner at the Worldwide Mustard Competition in Napa, California), accessories emblazoned with portraits of Marilyn Monroe, or locally crafted leather knapsacks and water bottle holders.  

So come join in the fun as we step back in time and explore all that is Merrickville.


  1. Tour operates rain or shine
  2. Lunch includes three-course meal, coffee/tea, plus one non-alcoholic beverage, and gratuity
  3. All alcohol is additional

Session Details

Companion Tour - Friday 9:00am - 5:00pm

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24-27 May 2017
Ottawa, Ontario

About Us

The Royal Architectural Institute of Canada and the Ontario Association of Architects have partnered to present the 2017 Festival of Architecture May 24-27, 2017 in Ottawa.

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For general information, please contact us at:

  • 1-844-856-RAIC ext 200
  • 613-241-3600
  • 330-55 Murray Street, Ottawa, ON K1N 5M3