Real Estate Community Guide


Hawkesbury a picturesque and bilingual community of 11,000 is nestled along the banks of the Ottawa River. It has that small town feel with some of the big city amenities. Shop the quaint boutiques on Main Street or for more of a big city feel find some of the big box stores located along the Trans Canada Highway 17.



Hawkesbury offers activities for both young and old alike. Street festivals, marinas, golfing, curling and Bob Hartley Sports Complex home to the Hawkesbury Hawks to name a few.



Our expanding hospital, soon to be classified as a Regional Facility offers the best in medical care with every changing state of art technology.

Best of all, our housing is affordable too.

Moving to Hawkesbury and area just makes sense.



Vankleek Hill has been proclaimed as the “Gingerbread Capital of Ontario”. It exhibits stunning examples of Victorian-era houses which still boast the original wooden gingerbread ornamentation.



More than 250 homes in Vankleek Hill pay homage to its Victorian history with its gingerbread-style architecture. “Gingerbread” is often used interchangeably with Victorian; a style named in honour of Queen Victoria, and was introduced as a way to decorate buildings.

Four Historic Murals, painted by local artists Elizabeth Skelly and Odile Têtu, depict scenes of past importance to the "Hill".

At the turn of the 19th century several brick factories flourished in Vankleek Hill, and many of the town’s most beautiful brick homes exist in the same condition as when they were built.The many homes and buildings have charming, elaborate porches and peaks where “gingerbread” emphasizes these architectural features.
Vankleek Hill is home to the famous Beau’s Brewery that hosts an awesome Octoberfest yearly.



Saturday morning you can visit the year round “Farmer’s Market” at the Vankleek Hill Collegiate High School. Their Christmas Home Tour, Victoria Day Festival and food Festival are just some of the many events in this wonderful small town community. The Arbor Gallery hosts many artists and speakers throughout the year. Of course we can’t forget the Vankleek Hill Country Fair that happens every August.

Looking for a small friendly community, look no further you have found it.



Champlain Municipality offers the finest in rural living with large estate lots that give you peace, tranquility and privacy yet only a short drive to town.



The Prescott & Russell Recreational Trail runs thru this area and is a 72 kilometer path built on a converted railway line. It is easily accessible to all , cyclist and hikers alike. Check it out at the following link Rail Trail.



Higginson's Round Barn: On Highway 34, the century-old (built 1893-1894) barn was designed and built by Thomas Tweed Higginson to facilitate central feeding.



The Higginson Tower (by Arbor Gallery) was constructed in 1829 by Thomas Higginson as a windmill for grinding grain. Winds, not constant enough to power the windmill, caused its disuse.

In 1865, when the Irish Republicans in the United States began raiding British-held Canada, the windmill was referred to as a "lookout tower". The fans of the windmill were removed and the stone structure became a base for an extended wooden tower.

By the end of the 19th century, the tower was used for astronomy studies by the members of the Higginson family and local students.




This Municipality is the gate way to Eastern Ontario as it borders the Province of Quebec. A rural agricultural community offering small town living in Chute a Blondeau, St. Eugene and Ste Anne de Prescott or a more country style setting with acreage on a Hobby farm.

Voyageur Provincial Park located on the Quebec/Ontario border offers a vast array of activities such as hiking, boating, fishing, swimming and camping to name a few.It's 400+ acres provides you with, back to nature experience with many naturalist programs. One of the finest parks in the province of Ontario.

The famous MacDonnell Williamson house resting along the shores of the Ottawa River is now open as a museum and also home to Slotidakis Goat Farm.

The Prescott & Russell Recreational Trail also runs through this area.



L'Orignal to the west of Hawkesbury offers some of the finest waterfront living in the area.Beautiful homes are nestled along its shoreline as well as a fantastic view of the foothills of the Laurentian mountains across the river in Quebec.



Come immerse yourself in the prison life of past centuries: visit the old cells that witnessed inmates' secrets and sorrows for almost 175 years and learn about the evolution of punishments and treatments inflicted on prisoners.

L’Orignal is soon to be the home of “Sacha’s Park” where everyone can play. This park has been designed for children of all abilities. The park is being built in memory of Sacha Chenier, an 11 year old boy who lived in L’Orignal and was unable to play as most parks were not wheelchair friendly.



The entire community of L’Orignal and surrounding areas have come together to make this dream become a reality. All children should know the joy of playing with other children at the playground.

Come live here and become a part of this communities great “Joie de Vivre”!

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