Kars is located on the longest, uninterrupted stretch of the UNESCO World Heritage Site, the Rideau Canal, between the locks on Manotick’s Long Island and Burritt’s Rapids. Originally established as the village of Wellington in the early 19th century, Kars changed its name in 1857 but has always maintained its original village atmosphere.

With golf courses nearby and two conservation areas as well as a provincial park to the south of the village, Kars welcomes the nature enthusiast.

Though small, Kars has an active community association, is serviced by multiple schools, has dock access for boaters, and is a vibrant and welcoming municipality.