Vankleek Hill, Hawkesbury – Prescott Russell: Events and Activities

Events, Activities in Vankleek Hill, Hawkesbury are and Prescott Russell

Abadin B & B, close to Vankleek Hill, a modern boutique B & B in an excellent location  – with view and access to the Ottawa River. We chose this location in L’Orignal – Hawkesbury because of the proximity to two of our Canadian major cities. Our abadin B & B is right between Ottawa and Montreal on Hwy 17. Vankleek Hill is also just an hour North of the US border and a stones throw from the bridge over the Ottawa River to Quebec.

Vankleek Hill, Montebello, Prescott RusselPark Omega Montebello

Trillium Meadows Red Deer and Wild Boar Farm

Vankleek Vineyard – organic wine

Kine-Detente Massage and Spa

Garden Path Homemade Soap
Tara MacWhirter
284 Pleasant Corner Road
Vankleek Hill, ON

Beau’s All Natural Brewing Co.
10 Terry Fox Dr.
Vankleek Hill, Ontario
Toll Free • (866) 585 BEER

Event Calendar 

L’Orignal Old Jail open: June to August
Built in 1824-25, the Ottawa District Courthouse in L’Orignal is Ontario’s oldest operating courthouse.
This stone building with its classical proportions, included the county jail until 1998
and was home to the county council until 1962. Historically, this courthouse is
the most important government building in the region.
Guided tours – The Old Jail in L’Orignal was in continuous use from 1825 right up to 1998.
It has now been reopened as an attraction during the summer and special events.
The associated court house continues to this day.
L’ORIGNAL OLD JAIL (1-800-667-6307 – ext. 8107)
Location: 1023 Queen Street, L’Orignal

Vankleek Hill Farmers Market:
Visit the friendly vendors the Vankleek Hill Farmer’s Market
Open: every Saturday from 9 am – 1 pm

Higginson Tower Vankleek Hill:
For the summer season the Higginson Tower is usually open starting in early May,
from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m., seven days per week.
Visitors can go inside this 175-year-old restored Higginson Observation Tower.
This restoration, involved heritage stonemasons and timber frame construction.
Interior stairs allow visitors to climb to the top of this 56-foot-high tower for a
spectacular view of the surrounding countryside.
Info: 613-678-3327

LaChute Farmer’s & Flea Market
open : year around
Ask anybody who is anybody and they will tell you Lachute is 1 of the best.
From Newspaper articles to Radio interviews, to small clips on TV to an
episode of the “Antique Hunter”. Now the “Canadian Pickers” have “Picked”
the market with the episode to air May-June 2012. The Lachute Flea Market
has done it all. Literally a mile or 2 of shopping with everything you ever wanted
under the sun. Antiques in early morning to motors, nuts, bolts, clothes, shoes,
hats, swin wear, lawn motors, pottery, bronze, copper, brass, glass, Anything
and everything, if we don’t have it you don’t need it. If we don’t have, it we can get it.
Jeans, belts, jewelry, music.
The Market is located on Rte 148 or Main St on the west side of the town of Lachute.
This market was started in the 1950’s as a small farmers and horse auction.
The Market runs 2-3 days a week year around with Tuesday being the main day then a smaller
Sunday market for local antiques and food products.
Saturday in the summer there is a fruit stand where you can pick up your week-end supplies


ONTARIO FAMILY FISHING WEEK (licence-free fishing week in Ontario)


April  Champlain Commercial Fair
90 exhibitors showcasing the multiple goods and services of your local area!
Come see the great variety of LOCAL products and services available for YOU!
Our EXHIBITORS cover a complete range of products and services from counters
to cookware, real estate to renovation, printing to plumbing, banking to banisters,
gutters to guitars, tractors to telecommunications, ponds to pet food and
Vankleek Hill Arena: 36 Mill Street in the Village of Vankleek Hill
Phone: (613) 678-5086 Fax: (613) 678-5686 email:


May  Square Dance Competition, Show and Jamboree
Vankleek Hill Community Centre 36 Mill Street Vankleek Hill, ON K0B 1R0


June  Trash ‘n’ Treasure Day
Trash and Treasure” means that everyone in town is invited to hold a garage sale on that day,
and those from out-of-town can come to town and set up shop on the property of friends
or family to join in the fun. For this day only, the township is waiving the requirement for a
garage sale permit. Trash and Treasure is organized by a subcommittee of the
Vankleek Hill Business and Merchant Association.


July  – Vankleek HillHorse and Buggy Parade and Strawberry Social
Info: 613.678.5086


August  Vankleek Hill Fair
The Vankleek Hill Agricultural Society is proud to host the 168th edition of the
Vankleek Hill Fair – one of the oldest agricultural fairs in the province.


September  Festival of Flavours – Vankleek Hill Invites you to our table




Wine and Cheese

Location: Knights of Columbus Hall, 1033 King Street
L’Orignal – Longueuil Heritage is organizing its  annual Wine and Cheese on Saturday, at the L’Orignal Knights of Columbus Hall. Great selection of wines, cheeses and pâtés.
Info and tickets: Louise at 613 675-2237 or

Victorian Home Tour 


December  Christmas Parade of Lights