Mississippi Mills is celebrating 200 years in 2023! Celebrations are planned all year long in every corner of the Municipality! Read our press release here!
Did you know, Mississippi Mills was formed as a result of the amalgamation of the Town of Almonte, and the Townships of Ramsay and Pakenham? 1823 is the year that saw European settlers living in all wards of Mississippi Mills. Ramsay Township completed their surveying in 1821, Pakenham settlers started to move into the area in 1823 and Almonte was originally settled as Shipman Mills in 1823.
Also, Mississippi Mills amalgamated in 1998 therefore 2023 will mark the 25th Anniversary of our Municipality! It really is a perfect year to celebrate!
All Bicentennial events are possible thanks to the Bicentennial Working Groups consisting of community volunteers. These working groups include: Indigenous; Agriculture; Arts, Culture, Museum & Heritage; Almonte; Pakenham; and Ramsay.
Keep an eye on the Events page and on Facebook for updates throughout the year. Here are some of the events and activities you can look forward to:
- Special Canada Day Celebrations!
- ‘Come Home to Pakenham’ Weekend Celebration
- The Mill Workers’ Walk Re-enactment
- Indigenous Events
- Farm Tours
- The Seven Gifts Indigenous Art Installation
- Commemorative Coin
- Time Capsule– and so much more!
Country roads and scenic towns and villages just 30 minutes from downtown Ottawa!
Just minutes from Ottawa – the nation’s capital – are some country roads, stunning waterfalls, charming storefronts and a way of life that makes it easy to slow down and breathe deeply. In Mississippi Mills, there’s a smile around every corner and we always have time for company. Come for an hour, a day, or a week. We’re sure that you’ll want to return again and again.
Festivals and Events, Explore History, Enjoy the Outdoors, Culinary Experiences, Stroll and Shop, Recreation and Culture, and Stay Awhile … all waiting for you to Explore, Discover, Experience!
2023 Bicentennial ~ Check their Website and Instagram often for updates and details.
Please check Event Organizers Website and Social Platforms for ongoing details and updates. Subject to Covid-19 Protocol.
Ontario Visited does NOT operate, organize, host, manage any events or activities.
Organization Website https://www.mississippimills.ca/en/mississippi-mills-bicentennial.aspx
Organization Instagram https://www.instagram.com/mississippimills/