Prescott

Prescott is strategically situated in Eastern Ontario, linked to the City of Ottawa (a 45-minute drive) via Highway 416, and the urban centres of Toronto and Montreal via Highway 401. A 10-minute drive to the west, Brockville is our closest large neighbour – population 22,000. A direct link to New York State is provided by the Ogdensburg-Prescott International Bridge. The city of Kingston is one hour to the west, and Cornwall is a one-hour drive to the east. The population of Prescott is approximately 4,200, and serves the South Grenville population of about 18,000.

Prescott’s 148-slip Sandra S. Lawn Harbour is a full-service, premier boating facility.  The town also offers a challenging par-70, 18-hole golf course, beautiful waterfront walking trails, public beach, boat launch, outdoor pool, tennis courts and kayaking and canoeing on the St. Lawrence River.  The river also offers some of the best fishing and scuba diving anywhere.  Bicycle, snowmobile and cross-country ski trails are easily accessible in town and in the surrounding area.

Prescott is in desperate need of doctors due to recent and impending retirements. Four family physicians practice from our medical centre, and local health teams are being developed. Hospitals serving Prescott are Brockville General and those in Ottawa and Kingston. There is also a local VON office and lab, and limited clinic access.

Prescott is known for its historic charm and friendly atmosphere, and history comes alive here. In addition to the outdoor recreation activities listed above, our many inviting attractions are Fort Wellington and the Battle of the Windmill National Historic Sites, the live St. Lawrence Shakespeare Festival nestled in the harbour amphitheatre, more than 100 stores and services, a historic downtown shopping district, excellent education facilities and commercial and residential architecture dating to the early 1800s.

Core and Elective placements available: 
Family Medicine
Accomodation: 
  • Inn