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Economic Development & Tourism

Mandate

The mandate of the Prescott and Russell Economic Development and Tourism (PREDT) Office is to create and maintain an environment conductive to regional economic development initiatives. The Office works together with hundreds of representatives from the agricultural and agri-food sectors, as well as the commercial sector and tourism industry, and oversees the tourism marketing of Prescott and Russell.

Tourism Marketing

A new organization promoting tourism was founded in partnership with the United Counties of Prescott and Russell and the members of the Regroupement touristique de Prescott et Russell. Prescott Russell Tourism is now responsible for the tourism marketing of our region.

Intervention sectors and team

More than 70% of the Prescott and Russell territory is dedicated to agriculture. Field crop, milk production and poultry breeding in the area are among the best performances of the province. The agri-food sector is also experiencing an important growth and the presence of the University of Guelph’s campus in Alfred, leader in certified-organic milk research and production, brings synergy and development for the farming sector.

The Office works in close consultation with several partners in order to support the agricultural and agri-food sectors.

Projects

  • Eastern Ontario Agri-Food Network 
  • L’Orignal Old Jail – Guide Tours
  • Calypso Waterpark
  • NGPR Transport Board (North Glengarry, Prescott and Russell) and Transit Eastern Ontario
  • ARTour
  • Coalition against drug
  • Tourism Information Center
  • Attracting new doctors
  • La petite séduction (Casselman et L’Orignal)
  • Gala of Excellence
  • Geo Caching Project
  • Recreational Trail of Prescott and Russell
  • Infrastructure Project–Recrational trail
  • Paving Bike Shoulders (150 km)
  • The Great Ramble with La Cité collégiale
  • GPS Mapping of Prescott and Russell businesses
  • Ottawa River Designated Project (in progress)
  • Thematic Map of our local products
  • Cycling map of Prescott and Russell
  • Advisory Agricultural Committee
  • Ambassador’s Tour (34 countries)
  • GLENGARRY-PRESCOTT-RUSSELL Day at QUEEN’S PARK
  • Foire gourmande Outaouais – Est ontarien
  • Agri-Tour
  • Food Festival at the Curd’s Festival
  • Technical study CHOD radio
  • Tourism Signage
  • Partnerships initiatives with Argenteuil and Papineau MRC
  • Economic mission in Saguenay
  • Promotional video of Prescott and Russell (in progress)