Canaan is a town in Litchfield County, Connecticut, United States. The population was 1,081 at the 2000 census. The town of Canaan is often referred to locally by the name of its principal constituent village, Falls Village.
Canaan is a village and census-designated place (CDP) within the town of North Canaan in Litchfield County, Connecticut. Formerly known as Canaan Depot, the village is more commonly known as Canaan Village to distinguish it from the Town of Canaan located to the south of North Canaan. The Canaan Village Historic District is listed on the National Register of Historic Places. As of the 2010 census, the CDP had a total population of 1,212.
The historic district comprises about , covering the central business district and surrounding residences of the village that preserve the period from the mid-19th to early 20th centuries, when Canaan village was a regional commercial center. The district includes the Canaan Union Depot.
The Canaan Fire Company was established in 1911.