Sense the Difference

Festivals and events, canoeing and kayaking, cycling and hiking, trail-riding and snowmobiling, museums and genealogy, hockey and figure-skating, camping and golfing, music, artisans and farm-gate sales, ballparks and boat launches, shopping and studio tour's . . . there's always something for everyone in Lanark Highlands - your four-season destination!

Come and "Sense the Difference"!

Posted on September 14, 2019

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Posted on September 12, 2019

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Posted on September 5, 2019


The Township of Lanark Highlands is in the process of creating a Recreation Committee. The Recreation Committee will be composed of two members of council and three members of the public. The Committee will assist in the development of new and innovative programs that will positively affect the Township and it’s recreation services. Meetings will be held on a monthly basis.

Please review the terms of reference and application located on our website. Download here

To apply please email your application to:
Chelsea Dawes, Manager of Facilities/Community Affairs –
613-259-2398 ext.252

OR drop off your application in person at the Municipal Office –
Located at 75 George St. Lanark, ON.
Office hours are 8:30am-4:30pm Monday – Friday.

Deadline To Apply: September 30th, 2019

We look forward to working on the development of our community in a positive and collaborative environment.

Posted on August 27, 2019

Recreation Master Plan – Public Session

The Township of Lanark Highlands, Drummond/North Elmsley Township, Tay Valley Township, and the Town of Perth have started the process of creating a joint Recreation Master Plan.

One of the initial steps is to hold a public session to explain the process and the goal of the project, and to gather input from the public about the strengths and weaknesses of the provision of recreation for the four municipalities.

WHEN: Thursday, September 19th starting promptly at 6:00 pm

WHERE: Lanark and District Civitan Club, #2144 Pine Grove Road in Lanark Highlands just north east of Lanark Village.

This is an important step in creating a plan for future recreation in our area. For more information on the project please contact Chelsea Dawes, Manager of Community Affairs – or 613-259-2398. Information will be posted on the Lanark Highlands website as well as our facebook page.

We look forward to seeing you there!

Posted on August 19, 2019

Lanark Highlands Fire Service is lifting its Township-wide fire ban as of 10:00 am on Monday, August 19th, 2019.

Be advised that for open air fires, burning can only take place within the time period of 2 hours before sundown and 2 hours after sunrise. This is Ontario Law during the burn season, which runs from April 1st to October 31st.

With all fires, please do not leave any fire unattended, ensure there are no combustible materials within 10 feet of the fire, and you must have a sufficient means to safely put the fire out.

If you have any questions regarding burning rules and regulations, refer to the reverse side of your fire permit or contact the municipal office at 613-259-2398 x 242.

All burning in the Township of Lanark Highlands requires a fire permit.

Joint Recreation Master Plan UPDATE
Posted on August 14, 2019

The Town of Perth, Township of Drummond/North Elmsley, Township of Lanark Highlands, and Tay Valley Township are developing a joint Recreation Master Plan to guide municipal investment in parks and recreation over the next 10 years. In addition to the individual survey, the Townships are seeking input on the following;

An online user group survey for the project is now open! We want to hear from representatives of sport, recreation and community groups: What are the current participation trends, needs, issues and priorities for your group?

If no one from the user group you represent has received an invitation to participate in the survey, please contact your Municipal Office or email to obtain the link to the survey. Prior to contacting your Municipal Office please verify that no one else representing your group is completing the survey, as only one response per group will be accepted.

We appreciate your involvement in the project - Your input matters!

Posted on August 7, 2019

The Township of Lanark Highlands, Town of Perth, Township of Drummond/North Elmsley and Tay Valley Township are embarking on the preparation of a joint Recreation Master Plan to guide the municipalities’ direction in planning recreational facilities and services.

The Recreation Master Plan Public Survey is now OPEN. Be sure to fill it out so we receive your input!

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Important Notice – Flood Relief
Posted on May 29, 2019

The Disaster Recovery Assistance for Ontarians program was recently activated within the Township of Lanark Highlands as a result of overland flooding that began on April 19, 2019. This means that homeowners and residential tenants, small owner-operated businesses and farms, and not-for-profit organizations in the activation area can apply for assistance under the program.

Eligible applicants can receive assistance for emergency expenses and costs for repair or replacement of essential and basic property as laid out in the program guidelines. The intent of the program is to return essential property to a basic level, to make homes safe and habitable and allow people to resume their livelihoods. The program does not provide assistance for all costs.

Please see the attached link for guidance materials.

Please be advised that from September 15th, 2019 until May 14th, 2020 all Lanark Highlands Waste Sites will be operating on Winter Hours.

For further information, please visit our website or contact the office at 613-259-2398.

For more information on the Ministry of Agriculture, Food and Rural Affairs (OMAFRA) Tile Loan Program, please click the link below

The Township of Lanark Highlands wishes to extend our appreciation to the Government of Canada for its’ up to $15,000 contribution to install a septic system and well at the Middleville Community Centre.

This project is funded in part by the Government of Canada, with support through the Canada 150 Community Infrastructure Program/Avec l'appui du Programme d'infrastructure communautaire de Canada 150.

Government of Canada 150 Anniversary


Corporation of the Township of Lanark Highlands - 75 George Street, PO Box 340. Lanark, Ontario, Canada K0G 1K0. 613-259-2398.