Living in the Hawkesbury and Surrounding Area!
Located along the shores of the Ottawa River, our area offers you the location of choice. You have that small town warmth and ambience as well as the amenities of the big city close at hand. Our nation's Capital, Ottawa is one hour to the west, while the convenience of shopping and the cultural diversity of Montreal lies one hour to the east. The Laurentians, only one hour to the north provides you with some of the best skiing in Canada. Heading to the US, one hour and fifteen minutes south to the border. Everything you need within reach of your doorstep.
Our bilingual community is a wonderful place to live and raise your children. Retired, we offer affordable housing choices as well as excellent medical facilities.
COME SEE FOR YOURSELF!
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.
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.
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.
Voyageur Provincial Park located on the Quebec/Ontario border offers a vast array of activites such as hiking, boating, fishing, swimming and camping to name a few. It's 400+ acres provides you with a back to nature experience with many naturalist programs.
This park is opposite the once furious Long Sault rapids around which voyageurs portaged on their way up the Ottawa River. Listen closely while around your campfire and you can still hear their laughter as they stopped to rest for the night. One of the nicest Provincial Parks in Ontario.