Russell Main Street

The wooden arches were rescued from the Town of Dauphin as they were tearing down the old arena. They were seven days away from being sent to a land fill site. As crews worked to disassemble the structure, a senior Dauphin resident brought forward a photograph of the new wooden arches arriving by train. There in the picture was a clear stamp indicating that the 32 ply nailed wooden laminate arches came from a former Russell Business, the Glu-Rite Rafters Company, owned by Carl Mantei. It is truly a homecoming for the massive structures. The arches are both historical evidence of superior craftsmanship and modern engineering genius. See for more.

Asessippi Ski Area & Resort

25 Runs, 3 chair lifts, 2 snow carpets 2 terrain park and bigger downhill snow tubing park, makes Asessippi Ski Area & Resort the largest ski area from Thunder Bay to the Rockies. Skiing, snowboarding, snow biking and tubing, there is something for everyone plus an enormous village with food court, Powder Keg Pub and Trails End Gift Shop. Full rental and repair shop and lessons for all levels are available.

See them online at

Lake of the Prairies and Asessippi Provincial Park

There are so many ways to enjoy the Lake of the Prairies.

This lake is just one of many top rated lakes in the area, see the FLIPPR site for details.

The Russell Lions Prairie Classic is held annually in June, see

The Asessippi Provincial park offers a beach, concession and boat launch, see Asessippi Parkland.

Asessippi Parkland Tourism

Asessippi Parkland Tourism has lots more events and attractions in the area. Please visit them at