Trail User?

The actual agreement between Via Rail and the United Counties for the use of the abandoned railway is valid until 2020.  



613.675.4661, ext. 8109

59 Court Street

L'Orignal, Ontario


The Corporation is a non-profit organization that was created in 2001.  It is composed of community members, municipal officials and representatives of various organizations such as Prescott-Russell Tourism, Ontario Agricultural Federation, Eastern Ontario Snowmobile Club. 

Its mission is as follows:

Develop, operate, and enhance the Prescott and Russell Recreation Trail and any other pedestrian or bicycle network under the responsibility of the United Counties of Prescott and Russell.

  • Manage these infrastructures and facilities for the collective well-being of the population of the United Counties of Prescott and Russell and as a tool for tourism and economic development in the region.

  • Educate people and visitors about the cultural, agricultural and natural heritage of the United Counties of Prescott and Russell.

  • Organizing or hosting activities that promote walking and cycling, and a healthy and active lifestyle in general.

Members meet on the 4th Thursday of each month, except in July, August and December.

Are you interested in giving a hand?

We are looking for volunteers to assist us with our activities.

Some of our partners :

  • The United Counties of Prescott and Russell (UCPR)

  • Regional Municipalities

  • Healthy Kids Community Challenge (HKCC)

  • Le Conseil scolaire du district catholique en Ontario (CSDCEO)

  • L’Association canadienne-française de l’Ontario Prescott-Russell (ACFO PR)

  • Ontario Federation of Agriculture (OFA) 

  • Eastern Ontario Snowmobile Club (EOSC)

  • Le Centre de santé communautaire de l’Estrie (CSCE)

  • Francophone Community Grants Program (FCGP)

  • VéloXpress, Embrun, ON

  • Sports Experts, Hawkesbury, ON

  • Eastern Ontario Health Unit (EOHU)​


The Ontario By Bike Program

The Ontario By Bike Program displays qualified businesses that are “ready” to welcome cyclists.  Criteria for joining the program vary from one category to another. 


Ontario is taking action to implement #CycleON: Ontario's Cycling Strategy through a series of ongoing, multi-year action plans to make Ontario a more cycling-friendly province.

Province-wide Cycling Network - Report

Ontario Ministry of Transportation

Learn how to get around on your bike and find out how we’re making it easier for you to cycle in Ontario.

  • Bike Safety

Bill 31 and cyclists

These cycling changes are directed at encouraging cycling, promoting road safety, and sharing the road.

  • Safety tips for cyclists and drivers.

Cycling Skills: Ontario's Guide to Safe Cycling

Voyageur Cycling Route Eastern Expansion

Voyageur Cycling Route is Ontario’s next major cycling tourism experience spanning over 630-km from Sudbury to the National Capital Region.


In 2016, the Prescott and Russell region registered to the Ontario By Bike (OBB) program.  This program offers regional companies and organizations the opportunity to register and certify themselves as OBB.  By registering for free with the OBB program, businesses are promoted at the provincial level.


The Bike Friendly Program was launched by the Share the Road Cycling Coalition in Canada. 


Bike Friendly Community (BFC) is aimed mainly at municipalities that wish to be recognized as a "Bike Friendly Community".  The Program provides incentives, practical assistance and recognition to communities that actively support cycling.



Cycling Canada’s CAN-BIKE program offers a series of progression courses taught on all aspects of cycling, to ride safely, effectively, and enjoyably on the road.


In 2018, thanks to a grant from the Ontario Francophone Support Program (PAFO), the Prescott and Russell Recreational Resort Corporation implements the Can-Bike program in the region.


Local schools, daycares, day camps and adults have benefited from this training. 


Over 400 people have enjoyed learning through the Can-Bike program. 


Two of our residents are now certified as Can-Bike instructors, ensuring the continuity of Can-Bike training in our region.


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