CasselmanAddress: 751, rue St-Jean, Casselman, ON K0A 1M0
Web site: www.casselman.ca/
POPULATION: 3 626
TERRITORY: 5 KM2
Thanks to its strategic location along Highway 417 between Montreal and Ottawa, Casselman is becoming a popular destination!A stop at Casselman is a safe bet if you want to explore and discover a dynamic municipality. Whether you want to explore our heritage or to enjoy golf, fishing, boating, biking or hiking, you will certainly find something to entertain you. Be sure to visit Eastern Ontario’s newest microbrewery: Cassel Brewery Company.
History & Heritage
Casselman is named after its founder, Martin Casselman, who, during a hunting expedition on the shoreline of the Petite Nation River in 1832, decided to settle there and build a village to harness the abundant forest resources. Incorporated in 1888, the Village of Casselman is located on 5.15 square kilometres in the heart of Prescott- Russell. Here, visitors will discover the French language alive and well in a village with a rich history with many heritage sites such as the train station or the many old homes in the village which survived the fires.
As part of the Christmas Festival, a historic home walking tour was created. Informative plaques at each historic site present the story of Casselman’s history and culture. Tour maps will be available this summer at several locations in Casselman.
Casselman has exceptional attractions: an affordable four-star golf course, beautiful parks with rest areas and recreational fun for the whole family including the Splash Pad at the Richelieu Park and the Nation River, which offers the possibility of fishing and boating.
Casselman is a village where culture and community life are alive. Celebrate Canada Day on July 1st or participate in some of our agricultural activities like the Casselman Super-Pull or the Cassel-Boeuf in summer. If you prefer winter activities, do not miss the Casselman Christmas Festival. Every year, this event offers diverse programming including artists, a wide variety of local products for sale and outdoor winter sports and family fun. In 2013, the first edition of the Santa Run welcomed 236 Santas during the Casselman Christmas Festival.