Living Here

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Welcome to the Township of Champlain!

Conveniently located in the Prescott-Russell area, approximately one hour drive from Montreal, Cornwall and Ottawa, is the beautiful Township of Champlain.

In 1998, the Township of Champlain was formed by the merger of the Townships of West Hawkesbury, Longueuil, Vankleek Hill and L'Orignal. Champlain is recognized for its agriculture, commercial and industrial activities, special events and numerous festivals. The Township of Champlain has a lot to offer to entrepreneurs, families and visitors alike.

Known as the Gingerbread Capital of Ontario, Vankleek Hill is one of the most charming villages, with unique  architecture inspired by the Victorian era. Vankleek Hill House

Vankleek Hill offers a wide range of events, shows and activities for all tastes throughout the year.

Here, you will find:

  • Specialized shops
  • Cafes, bistros and restaurants

Vankleek Hill also offers an easily accessible industrial park within short distance of major urban centers. Some industrial lands, ready to be developed, are still available at very competitive prices.

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Along the Ottawa River, L'Orignal is a heritage village with unique ancestral charm in Ontario. Moose sculpture

L'Orignal has a lot to offer to all fans of outdoor activities:

You will also find:

  • Century old churches
  • A courthouse, recently restored by a local artisan
  • L'Orignal Old jail - the oldest jail in Ontario and the second oldest jail in Canada, which now houses a summer theatre and an escape room
  • Four residential subdivisions and the vacant light industrial lands along County Road 17 offer many options for individuals looking for an area to relocate their industrial/commercial and personal interests.

In Champlain, there are always people to meet, something to do, to discover or to rediscover!

Whether you are building and renovating, looking for schoolscommunity groups or information on garbage and recycling, you will find all this information and much more in the Living Here section.

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