RussellAddress: 717, rue Notre-Dame St., Embrun, ON K0A 1W1
Web site: www.russell.ca
VILLAGES: EMBRUN, RUSSELL, MARIONVILLE, LIMOGES
POPULATION: 15 247
TERRITORY: 199 KM2
Connected by the Castor River, approximately 30 minutes from downtown Ottawa, Russell Township is a dynamic, bilingual and friendly place where cultures meet, and a mix of rural and urban vibes intertwine. Full of potential, this growing community presents an opportunity to live in a unique blend of lifestyles. We consist of 4 communities: Embrun, Russell, Limoges and Marionville which offer year-round events and attractions for both residents and visitors.
The Embrun-Russell bike path
Take a local tour and travel from one village to the other by walking along our nature trail or cycling on the bike path! Bike, walk, jog, ski... with your family or alone, the path is paved, safe and accessible.
A star in the milk industry!
Have you met Smurf? This cow from Russell has claimed the Guinness World Record title as the biggest milk producer in the world! She produces about 15 litres more than the average dairy cow!
From Visual Arts to Sports
The township is home to a wide variety of artists... From arts and entertainment (Véronic DiCaire, Lise Dazé), not to mention Paralympics Games medalists (Patrice Dagenais).
The Russell Fair – Harvest the Excitement!
Every September, for more than 150 years, the Russell Fair has been the most popular gathering of its kind in the region. Shine your boots and dust off your hats and come share the excitement at the Russell Fair, always bringing you the best in fair traditions along with fresh family activities! Events to satisfy everybody, year-round!
From the Embrun Summer Festival to the Winter Festival, the Poutmaster Fishing Derby on the Castor River, the VolksFest, the CelticFest in Russell, the numerous French and English entertainment events, the Russell and Embrun Christmas Parades, the Living Locally Fair, there is something for everyone year-round! For more information, visit www.russell.ca.