Expedia, one of the world’s most popular travel sites, has included Almonte in its list of “10 charming small towns in Canada you need to visit.”
by Brent Eades
Featured alongside such popular Canadian destinations as Summerside, PEI, Yarmouth, Nova Scotia, and Nelson, BC, Almonte is described like this:
When we think about Almonte, the word “charming” comes to mind. If that sounds cliché, you don’t have to take our word for it. Pack your bags and turn up in this river town of 5,000 residents with nothing but time and a hankering for some good eats. As soon as you’re checked into an Almonte hotel, roll up those sleeves and go face first into a famous butterscotch pie at the Robin’s Nest Tea Room.
Or, you know, use a fork so you don’t make a scene. In June, Almonte hosts the BusFusion festival, a VW Bus camping event where tie-dye is all the rage and there is something called the Puppy Parade. Any time of year, a walking tour of the remodeled limestone buildings and historic homes is a proper way to pass the time.