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Town of Russell/RM of Russell
Cooperative, Collaborative and Welcoming People are Making the Difference 

Prominently located along the Yellowhead Highway, Russell is the business, service, administrative and transportation centre of the Asessippi Parkland. Its comprehensive health care and educational resources serve the entire region and beyond.

Town of Russell

The Town of Russell is located on Highways 16 and 83, approximately 15 km from the Saskatchewan border and 340 km northwest of Winnipeg. The community is home to approximately 1,600 people with a trading area population of over 14,000.

Russell is the hometown of Olympic gold Medalist and World Champion Skeleton Racer, Jon Montgomery and Stanley Cup winner and Olympic gold Medallist Theoren Fleury.

Russell is the home of Manitoba's Beef and Barley Festival which is held annually in October to celebrate the region's strong agricultural tradition. Grain farming and cattle ranching are extensive in the surrounding area and the main activities supporting the local economy.

Russell provides an excellent environment for raising a family. A quiet friendly town with a low crime rate: Russell combines the beauty of rural life with many of the benefits of urban living. Russell offers all this and more, with a relatively low cost of living and high quality of life which includes: recreational, educational, medical and cultural facilities; affordable housing; available commercial and residential property; and low business costs.


RM of Russell
The R. M. of Russell surrounds the Town of Russell and the Village of Binscarth.   Its westerly boundary is the Province of Saskatchewan, easterly is two miles east of Russell, northerly is five mile north of Russell and southerly is two mile south of Binscarth.  The population is 487 people according to the 2006 census.

This municipality is 216 square miles, with agriculture and agriculturally-based industry as the main economy of the area.  There is a canola crushing plant, a timothy hay plant, several horse and equine related industires, as well as grain and cattle farms, elk and bison ranches, egg and chicken farms all located within its boundaries. A diverse range of businesses include anhydrous ammonia distribution, agricultural equipment dealerships, farm supply and repair store, bulk fuel distribution, automotive safety and repair, concrete and aggregate industry, carpenters and cabinet builders, plumbers, manufacturers, welders, aircraft repair, and road construction industry, truckers, seed cleaning plants, engine rebuilding and two large inland grain terminals within the jurisdiction.

Points of interest include a number of cairns of most of the school districts, such as a cemetery cairn where young lads from the Barnardo Home had been buried, as well as a cairn depicting the Barnardo industrial farm.  A replica of the farm can be viewed at the Binscarth Museum.  Recreation includes trout fishing at Spear lake, swimming at the Binscarth Park and Pool and touring the beautiful Assiniboine Valley.

This agriculturally-based municipality is a thriving and prosperous area.

Learn More About Russell

Village of Binscarth
Town of Russell/
RM of Russell
Inglis /RM of
Shellmouth-Boulton
Angusville/RM of Silver Creek
Asessippi Parkland Economic Development Corporation: Communities working together for the betterment of the region.
Village of Binscarth | Town of Russell | RM of Russell | Inglis RM of Shelmouth-Boulton | Angusville RM of Silver Creek