Smiths Falls, Ontario

Smiths Fall is a charming little town in eastern Ontario, between Ottawa and Kingston, and situated on the picturesque Rideau Canals.The canals date back to the 19th century and it was a wonder to see the well preserved original locks in operation! I also enjoyed walking through the parks along the canals. A great place to visit for a relaxing getaway! For additional information, go to

My favourite photography spot was the Bascule Bridge. It was once used to take the Canadian Northern Railway trains across the Rideau Canal, from 1915 – 1978. Now the rail line is gone, and the bridge is permanently in the raised position seen in this photo. The bridge was designated a national historic site in 1983, as an early example of a movable concrete bridge. It is the oldest surviving structure of this kind left in Canada.

Smiths Falls Bascule Bridge
Photo courtesy of ThruJensLens Photography

Published by jenmcnaughton

Born in Scotland, I moved to Canada in 1980 with my family. I was 10. I became homesick in my 20's, and longed for my beloved Scotland. Happily, I recently returned home for good! I am a photographer, freelance writer and bestselling author, and entrepreneur. I am an animal lover and advocate. My other hobbies include exploring, collecting sea glass, reading and music.

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