Prescott and Russell, a true country delight
Prescott and Russell is located at the east point of Ontario. The Ottawa River runs on the north side of the region and is the natural border with the province of Québec, also our east-side neighbour. A true country experience awaits you, less than one hour away from the urban areas of Ottawa or Montréal.
Cycling through Prescott and Russell
Prescott and Russell is a heaven for cycling enthusiasts. Enjoy a 72 km recreational trail, municipal bike paths and thousands of kilometres of peaceful country roads. Cycle through charming country landscapes, cities and villages or stroll along the Ottawa River. Consult our Cycling Guide to plan your next ride or weekend escape in Prescott and Russell.
Let’s celebrate in Prescott and Russell
Prescott and Russell people know how to throw a party! Come and have fun at one of our many festivals. Big and small events are held throughout the year in every community. Let’s celebrate!
Agriculture, agrotourism and regional food products
A large portion of our territory is dedicated to agriculture. The region boasts many dairy farms, cash crop farms, breeding farms and fruits and vegetables. Our motto “Sic Dat Diligentia Terra” means “He who works hard reaps a good harvest”, which demonstrates the importance of agriculture for our region. An abundance of regional food products can be found at local farmers’ markets and directly through farm gates sales.
Discovering the region through arts
The visual arts scene is vibrant in Prescott and Russell as the region is home to more than one hundred professional artists. You’ll find here several studios, art galleries and events that celebrate visual arts.
Nature’s wonders and outdoor activities
There are numerous attractions in the region, such as the Ottawa River and the South Nation River, the Alfred Bog and the Larose Forest that will reconnect you with nature. These gems have influenced or contributed to the region’s development. For outdoors enthusiasts, the region offers top rated golf courses, great fishing, boating, cycling, camping, horseback riding, and a water theme park. Groomed cross-country ski, snowmobile and ATV trails will let you enjoy the outdoors in the winter.
History and heritage
Our region has a rich heritage. Visit Prescott and Russell and inquire about the events, people and places that shaped our region. Historic buildings, interesting places, museums, heritage sites and commemorative plaques are tributes to our settlers.
The Corporation of the United Counties of Prescott and Russell is a regional government that includes eight municipalities, each distinct by its attractions and population.