The Links O'Tay Golf course, walking distance from the downtown core, began its trek through golfing history in 1890 and is now Canada's oldest continuously operating golf course.
Perth is also the site of the first installation of a telephone other than Bell's experimental installations. Recently the race was recognized by the Guinness World Records as the "largest run while runners are wearing kilts".
Another race was run July 2, 2011 with 1094 entrants.
The heritage downtown core of today's Perth consists of boutiques, specialty shops and restaurants, including crafts, antiques and flea market, and summer Farmers' and Craft Markets.
Near the town is the home of world show jumping champion Ian Millar and Millar Brooke Farm where his great horse Big Ben (19761999) is buried.
The town has erected a bronze life-sized statue of the horse and Ian Millar, in John A.
Stewart Park, across from the Code's Mill building.This town was the site of the last fatal duel in Upper Canada. Kennedy, a friend of Alexander Graham Bell, installed a direct telephone connection between his home and office.Most of these operate out of the century old stone buildings in town.The drugstore on Foster Street in the downtown core (now called Perth Pharmasave, formerly Girdwood's Drug Store) is the oldest continually operating pharmacy in Canada.The Perth Courier is the second-oldest weekly newspaper in Canada.It was independently owned for 155 years until sold in 2006 to a larger publisher.