The Town of Canaan is a picturesque community located on the Connecticut
River in Northeastern Vermont. It is bordered by New Hampshire and
Quebec and many consider it to be the “real” Northeast Kingdom of
Canaan is a great place to live, work and visit. Its current population
of 972 is primarily employed in the tourist, logging and manufacturing
industries. During its 225 year history, Canaan has provided its
inhabitants with superb water and sewer service, roads, schools,
libraries and recreational and cultural activities.
People in Canaan take pride in their independent nature and “can do”
attitude. The myriad of activities (moose festival, softball
tournaments, sugar on snow social, fall festival, art in the park
exhibit, historical society, parades, variety shows, dances, American
Legion functions, church suppers, etc.) conducted by members of the
community demonstrate that given a task they will successfully carry it
out with a high degree of confidence and professionalism.
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