About Country View Lodge

Nestled in the beautiful resort town of Pakenham, Country View Lodge Retirement home has serviced seniors in their assisted living retirement for over 35 years. Its unique location provides the best of both world’s because it provides beautiful scenery, private lifestyle, a quiet country setting, and its only 15 minutes away from the city.

The retirement home has seen many upgrades to it over the years including a major renovation in FALL 2013 that included a new library, nursing station, gym, units, entrance, and much more. Building on the solid reputation of being a retirement home that cares we have worked to provide a considerable increase in more value added services for our residents.

Our staff are well trained and work hard to ensure that our seniors are well taken care of in a positive and respectful environment.

Our Core Values

  • We believe in quality of life for all residents that encompasses their right to dignity, respect, choice, privacy and autonomy.
  • We respect the cultural, social and religious diversity of our residents and employees.
  • We engage in fair marketing practices and will only participate in activities that are a credit to the sector at large.
  • We provide our employees with the tools and training they need to perform their roles.
  • We safeguard the well-being of our residents and employees.
  • We provide a respectful workplace and seek to hire employees with good moral character, appropriate experience, competence and compassion.
  • We comply with all relevant municipal and provincial regulations governing our operations.
  • We are committed to maintaining a high standard of professional conduct and act with integrity, honesty, openness and fairness when interacting with residents, families, employees and other operators and businesses.

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About Pakenham

One of the first settlements in Canada in 1840. The town of Pakenham is home to some remarkable attractions, sights, and sounds! This small town has alot of history, charm, character, and landmarks! This beautiful town has majestic hills, the rolling rapids of the Mississippi, winter skiing, summer golfing, a 30 acre camp ground right off the river, beautiful cottages, and so much more!

The Oldest Store in North America!

Nestled in the heart of Pakenham originally built in 1840, the store still maintains its charm with wood floors, original wooden counters and antiques used by the original owners. The store is celebrating it’s 175 year anniversary of being in business. The Pakenham General Store is considered the longest continuously operating store in North America and a proud legacy of this small town.

You will also see many grocery items that date back a generation or two; a wonderful way to see many of the brand names we still use today. Drop in for an old-fashioned ice cream cone or sample our freshly-baked bread and baking. Our ovens are always running. Look up to see our historic electric train as it circles our sprawling store.

St. Peter Celestine Church

St. Peter Celestine Church in Pakenham well deserves to be one of the Seven Wonders of Lanark County. The church is widely known among connoisseurs of heritage architecture for its fine building and in particular for its superb original interior decor, which survives intact from a century ago and which was professionally restored as part of the church’s centennial celebrations in 1993.

St. Peter Celestine sits on the bluff that looks down on the village of Pakenham. From its silver bell tower you can see far across the Mississippi Valley to Almonte and Arnprior. The ashlar limestone of the exterior displays the finest quality of nineteenth‐century church architecture, remarkable as the only church in Lanark County built in the French Classic style otherwise unknown in Lanark County.

It is the interior that really sets St. Peter Celestine apart, because not only is the decor unique  to Lanark County, it is one of only three Canadian churches known to retain this remarkable  Classic Italianate decoration in  trompe l’oeil and faux marbre  technique. The walls are  decorated with religious  imagery and the windows continue the theme in detailed stained‐glass pictures. A striking feature of the nave is the original pulpit, built in the form of a huge, heavily ornamented chalice.

St. Peter Celestine, Pakenham richly deserves the title of one of the Seven Wonders of Lanark. It is in fact one of the more unusual and valuable heritage buildings in the province.

The Only Five Span Bridge in North America

For starters Pakenham has the only Five Span Bridge in all of North America that spans 268 feet across (82 meters) and crosses the Mississippi River.Built in 1903 by Scottish Stone Masons this breath taking bridge has stones weighing over 5 tonnes each!

This bridge is believed to be the only one of its kind int he world and has withstood the test of time for over 100 years and is considered one of the hidden wonders of Canada, a true hidden Gem in the Ottawa Valley!