Located on the Ottawa River east of Ottawa, L'Orignal has a rich heritage rooted in the distant past of New France and Upper Canada. L'Orignal offers its residents a quality lifestyle, quiet streets, and affordable family housing, whether in the village or rural areas. The village is proud to have a well-rated elementary school, daycare for children, plenty of outdoor recreation, services for seniors, including a long-term care residence. There is easy access to excellent shopping, professional and medical services, and a highly rated hospital. Activities for all ages include parks, beaches, a marina, fishing, biking and hiking trails, snowmobiling, cross country skiing.