About Us


Welcome to the Township of
Drummond/North Elmsley
Picture of fall trees in red and yellow

The Township of Drummond/North Elmsley is located in central Lanark County.  A mostly rural municipality, it is bounded by the Historic Rideau Waterway to the south and the Mississippi River to the north-west.  It includes the Hamlets of Port Elmsley, Balderson, Innisville, Rideau Ferry and Ferguson's Falls.  The southern portion of the municipality features many lakes, rivers and mixed forests while the more western and northern areas feature fertile farmland.  The Township is considered the southern gateway to Lanark County's "Maple Syrup Trail".

According to the 2011 census, this new municipality, which was created in 1998 by the merging of the Townships of Drummond and North Elmsley, has a population of 7,487.  For those familiar with the equestrian world, the municipality is home to world champion Ian Millar of Millar Brooke Farm.

The Township contributes to a variety of recreational facilities. They include: a community centre with an arena; an outdoor and indoor swimming pool; an outdoor fully equipped community park and a full service library. A host of other private and community based facilities including: a variety of golf courses, curling rinks, the Rideau Canal, Wildlife area, Mississippi River and lake, and walking trails.




Please see our Tourism page for other great scenic areas of interest