The Nation Municipality is situated close to several large centres. The Quebec border near the City of Montreal is a twenty minute drive to the east, the City of Cornwall and the American border is a 35 minute drive to the south and the City of Ottawa, Canada’s Capital is just to the west.
Several fully bilingual services are offered such as libraries, community centres and halls, senior citizens homes and banking institutions. The staff of The Nation Municipality is also fully bilingual.
Several tourist attractions in The Nation make this a great place to visit and to live. The Larose Forest, being 11,000 hectares in size, is the second most important man made forest in North America. There are walking trails, cross-country ski trails, snowmobile trails and a bicycle trail in Larose Forest. The Moose Creek Bog and the Alfred Bog are also of significant importance. The Alfred Bog offers walking paths to observe the rare aquatic flora and the fauna of this important natural resource. There is an 18 hole golf course located near Casselman. We also have a camping site, Kittawa Camping in Limoges, offering a variety of services and rental options. We boast very active recreation associations who work hard to promote the well-being of the community.
There are activities organized throughout the year in different villages such as carnivals, summer festivals and community dinners just to name a few. Some of these activities have become quite renown. The “Festival de la Curd” in St. Albert, the Canada Community Day in Limoges, Le festival du Canard et de la Plume in St. Isidore, and the Riceville Agricultural Fair attract large crowds every year. The fair sponsored by the Riceville Agricultural Society is one of the oldest fairs in Ontario.
Several residential developments are located in attractive settings and many are serviced with municipal water and sewers. The Nation Municipality is also made up of large areas of rich agricultural lands which support agricultural industries such as the St. Albert Cheese Factory which is renown for its delicious cheese and other milk products. Some communities, such as Limoges, also have fully serviced industrial parks.
In closing, The Nation Municipality has a great deal to offer its tourists, residents and future residents. For further information, please contact us at the Municipal Office at 613-764-5444 or 1-800-475-2855 and we will be pleased to be of assistance.