Perth is host to a delightful campground a short walk (or paddle!) away from Stewart Park. Last Duel Park, as the name suggests, is the site of the last recorded fatal duel in Canada — it took place in 1833, when two young law students, Robert Lyon and John Wilson dueled over the honour of local governess, Miss Elizabeth Hughes. Lyon is interred in the nearby Old Burying grounds.
Stewart Park Festival and the Town of Perth are once again pleased to offer a camping package at Last Duel — book in advance, mention the Festival, and you will receive a two-for-one voucher for After Hours Bracelets. Please note that this special does not apply to seasonal campers.
This historic park has both tent and trailer sites, but they fill up quickly in the weeks leading up to the Festival! You can call and leave a voicemail message at 613-812-0020 and staff will get back to you ASAP. Be sure to include your name, phone number and date you would like to visit Last Duel Campgrounds. As of July 1st, all the serviced sites were sold out. Green space camping is still available.
Camping is also available at sites outside Perth, including Murphy’s Point Provincial Park, a short drive or medium bike ride away. Murphy’s Point is having a free open house and Magnificent Race on the 17th of July.