Edmundston is located in the Northwestern New Brunswick. Neighbor to the Maine state and the province of Quebec, it is the gateway to the Atlantic Provinces.
Approximately 20 000 persons live in the greater Edmundston, in a territory of 900 square kilometers.
Generally moderate, the climate varies from mild to hot in the summer and in winter from moderate to very cold.
Average temperatures in summer: between 15 and 25 degrees Celsius
Average temperatures in winter: -10 to -25 degrees Celcius
From May to September, there is an average of 95 mm of rain per month.
Local temperature : The Weather Network
Road conditions : 1-800-561-4063
Time Zone :
Edmundston is located in the Atlantic Standard Time zone, which is one hour later then the Eastern Standard Time. Edmundston also participates in daylight saving time, which means that on the second Sunday of March of every year the clock goes ahead an hour until the first Sunday in November when the clock goes back an hour.
Le Madawaska and L’Info Weekend are the two weekly newspapers in the region and are both distributed on Wednesday. La République, another local weekly newspaper is distributed on Thursday.
The provincial newspaper that is the most popular is L’Acadie Nouvelle, a daily newspaper.
Although the majority of the population is French speaking, it is still possible to find copies of the Telegraph Journal in convenience stores and the majority of the hotels.
Toll free numbers and websites for Atlantic Tourism
|Region ||Tel.||Web site |
|Tourism New Brunswick||1-800-561-0123||www.TourismNewBrunswick.ca|
|Tourism Prince Edward Island||1-888-734-7529||www.peiplay.com|
|Tourism Nova Scotia||1-800-565-0000||www.explore.gov.ns.ca|
|Tourism Newfoundland Labrador||1-800-563-6353||www.canadafareast.com|
Banks / Currency exchange
Visitors from outside Canada can exchange their money for Canadian currency at banks or other large financial institutions where the best rate of exchange will be obtained.
Credit cards like Visa, MasterCard and American Express are accepted in Canada. The currency exchange is automatic when using your card.
You can use all debit cards in the Interac system with the majority of the automatic banks in Canada, just like you do it at home. Some machines using other networks, like Plus and Circus, may also be available.
For currency exchange : www.xe.com
Bank of Montreal
- 50, Canada road, Edmundston
Tel. : 506-735-3374
National Bank of Canada
- 180, Hébert blvd., Edmundston
Tel : 506-735-8881
- 111, de l’Église St., Edmundston
Tel. : 506-735-8426
Royal Bank of Canada
- 48, Saint-François St., Edmundston
Tel. : 506-735-5518
Toronto Dominion Bank
- 14, Court Street
- 75, Canada Road, Edmundston
Tel. : 506-735-8843
- 85, Canada road, Edmundston
Tel. : 506-735-4708
- 24, Rice St., Edmundston
Tel. : 506-735-8843
- 232, Victoria St., Edmundston
Tel. : 506-735-4715
- 214, Principale St., Saint-Jacques
Tel. : 506-737-1133
- 200, Principale St., Saint-Basile
Tel. : 506-263-1020
The Harmonized Sales Tax (HST) of 13% applies to most goods and services.
Roadside assistance 24/7
Telephone: (506) 636-4904
Fax: (506) 633-9500
Toll free : 1-800-561-8807
Edmundston is neighbor to the state of Maine. A valid passport is required for travel in and out of Canada for residents of all countries, including the United States. Residents of some countries may also require a visa.
For more information :
Edmundston-Canada customs: (506) 739-1050
Toll free: 1-800-461-9999
Website : www.asfc-cbsa.gc.ca
Foreign Convention and Tour Incentive Program :
Since April 2007, Canada has the Foreign convention and tour incentive program. This program could allow you to ask for a HST and GST refund.
For more information : www.cra-arc.gc.ca/
Hospital / Emergencies
Edmundston Regional Hospital (506) 739-2200
If you are from outside of Canada, it is recommended to have a health and travel insurance in case of an emergency. For a minimal fee, your health insurance offers to protect you while on vacation. Canadian hospitals are managed by the public and the rates are fixed by the provincial government and the hospital authorities.
You must have all the required documents when coming into Canada. Since June 1st 2009, EVERY visitor coming from the United States have to present a valid passport.
Visitors coming from other countries must also have a valid passport at all time.
Information on passport 1-800-567-6868