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'''Prescott-Russell''' is a county in [[Ontario]], [[Canada]]. It has a population of about 80,000.
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'''Prescott-Russell''' [http://relaxornot.com] is a county in [[Eastern Ontario]], [[Canada]]. It has a population of about 80,000. It is just east of the national capital city of [[Ottawa]], and south (across the Ottawa River) from the province of [[Quebec]].  The Saint Lawrence Seaway (and the state of [[New York (state)|New York]]) are a short distance to the south.
 
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==Regions==
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In this guide, Prescott-Russell is divided into three main regions. Each of these regions is divided into two sub-regions.
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* South -- Picturesque and vibrant small towns
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** Russell Township -- Living boomtowns full of adventure and wonder
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** The Nation -- Small villages surrounded by forests and rolling hills
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* Northwest -- A combination of rolling farmland and towns
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** Clarence-Rockland -- Natural and human-made wonders
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** Alfred-Plantagenet -- Breathtaking communities
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* Northeast -- Where nature and urbanity intertwine
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** Champlain Township -- Little shops and beaches
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** Hawkesbury/East Hawkesbury -- A large town paired with forested plains
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==Towns and Villages==
 
==Towns and Villages==
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The southern portion of Prescott-Russell has many towns, the largest of which is Embrun. Many of the towns in this area are boomtowns.
 
The southern portion of Prescott-Russell has many towns, the largest of which is Embrun. Many of the towns in this area are boomtowns.
  
====Russell Township====
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* [[Embrun (Ontario)|Embrun]] -- A vibrant boomtown
* Embrun -- A boomtown in action with numerous things to see and do
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* [[Russell (Ontario)|Russell]] -- A quaint little town with a village flair
* Russell -- A quaint little town with a village flair
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* [[Limoges (Ontario)|Limoges]] -- A town at the edge of the forest with a hamlet atmosphere
 
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* [[Saint Isidore|St. Isidore]] -- Small village with the feel of an agricultural community
====The Nation====
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* [[Casselman (Ontario)|Casselman]] -- Little village with a unique atmosphere
* Limoges -- A town at the edge of the forest with a hamlet atmosphere
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* St. Isidore -- Small village with the feel of an agricultural community
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* Casselman -- Little village with a unique atmosphere
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===Northwest===
 
===Northwest===
 
The Northwest has several towns and villages, the largest of which is Rockland.
 
The Northwest has several towns and villages, the largest of which is Rockland.
  
====Clarence-Rockland====
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* [[Rockland (Ontario)|Rockland]] -- Large town "on the edge".
* Rockland -- Large town "on the edge".
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* [[Bourget]] -- Quaint town just right for birdwatching
* Bourget -- Quaint town just right for birdwatching
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* [[Alfred (Ontario)|Alfred]] -- Growing village with a unique flair
 
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* [[Plantagenet]] -- Atmospheric village filled with wonder
====Alfred-Plantagenet====
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* [[Wendover]] -- Riverside village with a wonderful feel
* Alfred -- Growing village with a unique flair
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* [[Clarence Creek]] -- Small farming town
* Plantagenent -- Atmospheric village filled with wonder
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* Wendover -- Riverside village with a wonderful feel
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===Northeast===
 
===Northeast===
 
The Northeast is a beautiful place near the Quebec border. The largest town is Hawkesbury.
 
The Northeast is a beautiful place near the Quebec border. The largest town is Hawkesbury.
  
====Champlain Township====
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* [[Vankleek Hill]] -- Quaint town with small shops
* Vankleek Hill -- Quaint town with small shops
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* [[L'Orignal]] -- Town by the coast
* L'Orignal -- Town by the coast
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* [[Hawkesbury]] -- The largest town in Prescott-Russell still has a rural feel
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* [[East Hawkesbury]] -- A township in action consisting of such beautiful places as St. Eugene
  
====Hawkesbury/East Hawkesbury====
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==Other Destinations==
* Hawkesbury -- The largest town in Prescott-Russell still has a rural feel
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* [[Larose Forest]] -- A beautiful plantation forest just waiting to be discovered.
* East Hawkesbury -- A township in action consisting of such beautiful places as St. Eugene
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* [[Voyageur Provincial Park]] -- Breathtaking park by the shore
  
 
==Understand==
 
==Understand==
 
Prescott-Russell is a county in [[Eastern Ontario]], a region of [[Ontario]], a province in [[Canada]].
 
Prescott-Russell is a county in [[Eastern Ontario]], a region of [[Ontario]], a province in [[Canada]].
  
Prescott-Russell is officially called "Prescott and Russell United Counties" or "United Counties of Prescott and Russell" due to the fact that the county was once two seperate counties: Russell County and Prescott County.
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Prescott-Russell is sometimes called "Prescott and Russell".
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Prescott-Russell is officially called "Prescott and Russell United Counties" or "United Counties of Prescott and Russell" due to the fact that the county was once two separate counties: Russell County and Prescott County.
  
 
While First Nations tribes lived here thousands of years ago, the first European settlements in the area didn't arise until the 1700s, when the village of L'Orignal was built. However, many other villages weren't built up until the 1800s. For example, Embrun, Casselman and Russell were built in the mid-19th century.
 
While First Nations tribes lived here thousands of years ago, the first European settlements in the area didn't arise until the 1700s, when the village of L'Orignal was built. However, many other villages weren't built up until the 1800s. For example, Embrun, Casselman and Russell were built in the mid-19th century.
  
 
==Talk==
 
==Talk==
In Prescott-Russell as whole, the majority of the people are francophone, but there are many anglophones and many francophones have a good knowledge of English and vice versa. Some towns are predominantly francophone and others anglophone. Here is a list of the towns and which language is most prominent and what percentage of the population speaks that language.
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Across the river from French-speaking [[Quebec]], the majority of the people in Prescott-Russell as a whole are francophone, but there are many anglophones, and many francophones have a good knowledge of English and vice versa. Most towns are predominantly francophone and a few are majority anglophone.
 
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* South
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** Russell Township
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*** Embrun: French (60%).
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*** Russell: English (75%).
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** The Nation
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*** Limoges: French (70%).
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*** St. Isidore: French (75%).
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*** Casselman: French (87%).
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* Northwest
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** Clarence-Rockland
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*** Rockland: French (60%).
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*** Bourget: French (70%).
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** Alfred-Plantagenet:
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*** Alfred: French (80%).
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*** Plantagenet: French (85%).
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*** Wendover: French (70%).
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* Northeast
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** Champlain Township
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*** Vankleek Hill: English (55%).
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*** L'Orignal: French (80%).
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** Hawkesbury/East Hawkesbury
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*** Hawkesbury: French (81%).
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*** East Hawkesbury: French (55%).
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==Get in==
 
==Get in==
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===By car===
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Getting to Prescott-Russell by car is easy. Trans-Canada Highway 417 travels right across the county, with easy access to the South and Northeast from Highway 417.
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Also, County Road 17 crosses the northern part of the county, which provides easy access to both the Northwest and the Northeast. County Road 17 continues off of County Road 174 in Ottawa and merges with Highway 417 about 6km east of Hawkesbury.
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===By train===
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While less convenient, one can enter the county by train. There is only one train station in the county, at Casselman. However, getting from Casselman to the rest of the county is difficult. The nearest car rental store to the train station is Thrifty Car Rental at 821 Notre-Dame Street in Embrun. However, the taxi fare between Casselman and Embrun is about $35, so entering the county by train is not very convenient.
  
 
==Get around==
 
==Get around==
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Getting around Prescott-Russell is easy by car.
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If you're traveling across the South, Highway 417 is an easy way to get around. All towns in the South are within 15km of Highway 417. Russell can be accessed by Exits 96 or 88, Embrun can be accessed by Exit 88 or 79, Limoges can be accessed by Exit 79, Casselman can be accessed by Exit 66, and St. Isidore can be accessed by Exit 51.
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If you're traveling across the Northwest, Highway 17 connects Rockland, Wendover, Plantagenet and Alfred. To get to Bourget, get to Caron Road, in Rockland, which ends at Baseline Road. From there, turn left on Baseline Road, then turn right on Champlain Road North, which leads into Bourget. Highway 17 continues eastward to the Northeast.
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If you're traveling across the Northeast, then three Highways help you navigate around. Highway 417 connects Highway 34, Highway 17, and Prescott and Russell Road, which leads to East Hawkesbury (St. Eugene). Highway 34 connects Highway 417 with Hawkesbury and Vankleek Hill. Highway 17 connects Highway 417, Hawkesbury and L'Orignal. Highway 17 also continues westward to the Northwest. Highway 417 continues Southeast towards the South.
  
 
==See==
 
==See==
 
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* The Embrun Recreational Bike Trail in Embrun -- Beautiful recreational trail. Refer to [[Embrun (Ontario)|Embrun]] for more info.
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==Do==
 
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==Get out==
 
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==External Link==
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Latest revision as of 03:42, 21 December 2011

Prescott-Russell [1] is a county in Eastern Ontario, Canada. It has a population of about 80,000. It is just east of the national capital city of Ottawa, and south (across the Ottawa River) from the province of Quebec. The Saint Lawrence Seaway (and the state of New York) are a short distance to the south.

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Towns and Villages[edit]

Prescott-Russell has no true cities. Instead, there are several towns and villages.

South[edit]

The southern portion of Prescott-Russell has many towns, the largest of which is Embrun. Many of the towns in this area are boomtowns.

  • Embrun -- A vibrant boomtown
  • Russell -- A quaint little town with a village flair
  • Limoges -- A town at the edge of the forest with a hamlet atmosphere
  • St. Isidore -- Small village with the feel of an agricultural community
  • Casselman -- Little village with a unique atmosphere

Northwest[edit]

The Northwest has several towns and villages, the largest of which is Rockland.

  • Rockland -- Large town "on the edge".
  • Bourget -- Quaint town just right for birdwatching
  • Alfred -- Growing village with a unique flair
  • Plantagenet -- Atmospheric village filled with wonder
  • Wendover -- Riverside village with a wonderful feel
  • Clarence Creek -- Small farming town

Northeast[edit]

The Northeast is a beautiful place near the Quebec border. The largest town is Hawkesbury.

  • Vankleek Hill -- Quaint town with small shops
  • L'Orignal -- Town by the coast
  • Hawkesbury -- The largest town in Prescott-Russell still has a rural feel
  • East Hawkesbury -- A township in action consisting of such beautiful places as St. Eugene

Other Destinations[edit]

Understand[edit]

Prescott-Russell is a county in Eastern Ontario, a region of Ontario, a province in Canada.

Prescott-Russell is sometimes called "Prescott and Russell".

Prescott-Russell is officially called "Prescott and Russell United Counties" or "United Counties of Prescott and Russell" due to the fact that the county was once two separate counties: Russell County and Prescott County.

While First Nations tribes lived here thousands of years ago, the first European settlements in the area didn't arise until the 1700s, when the village of L'Orignal was built. However, many other villages weren't built up until the 1800s. For example, Embrun, Casselman and Russell were built in the mid-19th century.

Talk[edit]

Across the river from French-speaking Quebec, the majority of the people in Prescott-Russell as a whole are francophone, but there are many anglophones, and many francophones have a good knowledge of English and vice versa. Most towns are predominantly francophone and a few are majority anglophone.

Get in[edit]

By car[edit]

Getting to Prescott-Russell by car is easy. Trans-Canada Highway 417 travels right across the county, with easy access to the South and Northeast from Highway 417.

Also, County Road 17 crosses the northern part of the county, which provides easy access to both the Northwest and the Northeast. County Road 17 continues off of County Road 174 in Ottawa and merges with Highway 417 about 6km east of Hawkesbury.

By train[edit]

While less convenient, one can enter the county by train. There is only one train station in the county, at Casselman. However, getting from Casselman to the rest of the county is difficult. The nearest car rental store to the train station is Thrifty Car Rental at 821 Notre-Dame Street in Embrun. However, the taxi fare between Casselman and Embrun is about $35, so entering the county by train is not very convenient.

Get around[edit]

Getting around Prescott-Russell is easy by car.

If you're traveling across the South, Highway 417 is an easy way to get around. All towns in the South are within 15km of Highway 417. Russell can be accessed by Exits 96 or 88, Embrun can be accessed by Exit 88 or 79, Limoges can be accessed by Exit 79, Casselman can be accessed by Exit 66, and St. Isidore can be accessed by Exit 51.

If you're traveling across the Northwest, Highway 17 connects Rockland, Wendover, Plantagenet and Alfred. To get to Bourget, get to Caron Road, in Rockland, which ends at Baseline Road. From there, turn left on Baseline Road, then turn right on Champlain Road North, which leads into Bourget. Highway 17 continues eastward to the Northeast.

If you're traveling across the Northeast, then three Highways help you navigate around. Highway 417 connects Highway 34, Highway 17, and Prescott and Russell Road, which leads to East Hawkesbury (St. Eugene). Highway 34 connects Highway 417 with Hawkesbury and Vankleek Hill. Highway 17 connects Highway 417, Hawkesbury and L'Orignal. Highway 17 also continues westward to the Northwest. Highway 417 continues Southeast towards the South.

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  • The Embrun Recreational Bike Trail in Embrun -- Beautiful recreational trail. Refer to Embrun for more info.

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