Prescott and Russell
Often referred to as “Ottawa’s Backyard,” The United Counties of Prescott and Russell offer small-town experiences, a bilingual culture and serene landscapes, just past the big city limits.
Visitors looking for outdoor activities can spend time exploring the wide open spaces of Voyageur Provincial Park, cross-country skiing in the Larose Forest or splashing in Canada’s largest wave pool.
Owing to the area’s rural roots, foodies and wine lovers will also find many options for shopping and tastings at markets like the Vankleek Hill Farmers’ Market or Vankleek Hill Vineyard.
Where is Prescott and Russell?
The United Counties of Prescott and Russell are located in eastern Ontario, roughly halfway between Montreal and Ottawa. The counties run alongside the Quebec border, across the Ottawa River.
The area is most easily explored by car or motorcycle, although limited bus service is provided by Leduc Bus Lines. Visitors from the U.S. can cross the border via the Three Nations Bridge between Cornwall and NY State.
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Tour a cheese factory
Explore a provincial park
Visit a museum
Sample craft beer
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Last updated: February 16, 2024