Home of the Brayon culture
Surrounded by mountains criss-crossed with trails and nestled along the Saint John River, Edmundston fuses natural beauty, cultural richness, and a friendly charm into an experience that’s distinctly its own.
Bordering Quebec, Canada and Maine, USA, the Madawaska area (Edmundston, Lac Baker, Rivière-Verte and Haut-Madawaska) is the gateway to the Atlantic provinces. Home to French Brayon culture, it is steeped in history and cultural diversity. Sample the local cuisine, including the traditional ploye, a buckwheat pancake. You’ll also find the region’s history in everything from the names of local craft brews to theatre productions.
With its location at the confluence of the Saint John and Madawaska rivers, and surrounded by the Appalachian Mountains, there’s plenty for outdoor enthusiasts to enjoy, including an extensive mountain biking trail network in the summer, and downhill skiing in the winter at Mont Farlagne. De la République Provincial Park, a 44-ha (108-acre) recreational park, offers campsites near the river and the nearby New Brunswick Botanical Garden is a true multisensory wonder.
Add the many cultural, sporting and artistic activities that take place throughout the year, plus all the action happening downtown or at the Grey Rock Casino, and you’ll never have a dull moment in Edmundston.