Canada's Most Beautiful Village

Canada's Most Beautiful Village

Merrickville is a magical place to visit, for a romantic couples getaway, a girls weekend retreat or a fun staycation.

You can relax, chill and enjoy our charming village. An organization called Communities in Bloom dubbed Merrickville Canada's Most Beautiful Village in a 1998 competition. In 2019, the village was a finalist to regain the honour, which recognizes communities for their beautification efforts and green space initiatives.

Take a stroll along the historic
Rideau Canal Locks

  • Merrickville Rideau Canal Locks
  • Merrickville Rideau Canal Locks
  • Merrickville Rideau Canal Locks
  • Merrickville Rideau Canal Locks
  • Merrickville Rideau Canal Locks

Just one block from the Suites, you will find the Rideau Canal running through the center of Merrickville, a UNESCO World Heritage Site built in the early 1800s. Explore the Blockhouse museum operated by Parks Canada. You can also watch boats going through the three locks each one hand operated. Have a picnic in the park. This is a great place to watch sunsets. Go for a walk around Merrickville and marvel at the wonderful 18th century architecture.

Visit one our many
Shopping Boutiques

There are many locally owned businesses in Merrickville that aren't available anywhere else, here's a few.
  • Yellow Canoe Cafe

    Serving sandwhiches, soup and treats on thier beautiful outdoor patio. Visit thier site.

  • Mrs. McGarrigle's Fine Foods Shop

    It is probably one of the village's best-known shops, at least among foodies. As well as yummy mustards, I'm partial to the chipotle lime and balsamic-and-cracked-pepper varieties, the store sells chocolate, granola, tea, sauces, dishes and more. Visit thier site.

  • The Downtowne Ice Cream Shoppe

    so many unusual flavours made here in Merrickville. Visit thier site.

  • The Wick Witch

    The Wick Witch, the sisters can be found creating their latest candle and bath concoctions. They are casting a spell on your sense of smell. Visit thier site.

Get inspired with our
Local Artisans

Merrickville a local artist's haven!
  • Anarchy Gallery

    Angelina Wrona of Anarchy Gallery attributes this to a group of "hippies and artisans" who set up shop in Merrickville in the 1970s due to the affordability of studio space in the town. Other artists soon joined. Visit thier site.

  • Gray Art Glass

    Ever wanted to learn how glass artists make those brilliantly coloured Christmas ornaments and sinuous vases? In normal times, you can drop by Gray Art Glass in Merrickville to watch glassblowers at work and shop for elegant glass pieces. Visit thier site.

  • MonSky Creations Gallery

    Monica Viola is an artist that loves to work in several different mediums, " working in glass, clay and painting allows me to express myself in many different ways, with each medium opening doors to new ideas. Visit thier site.

  • Merrickville Artists Guild

    The Merrickville Artists Guild has over 25 members, many artists are open year round. Find a treasure to take home with you. Visit thier site.

Merrickville Jazz Fest

Jazz Fest

Sure, Montreal and Montreux might be better known, but Merrickville's Jazz Fest--which marked its 10th anniversary in October 2020, is much more laid back and easier to navigate.

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Merrickville Guest Suites

  • 159 St. Lawrence St.
    PO Box 386,
    Merrickville, Ontario
    K0G 1N0, CANADA

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