Old Train Station Tourist Centre 

Tourism

 

 

Maple Capital of the Atlantic since 2004, Saint Quentin is brimming over with ‘joie de vivre’, discoveries and unforgettable experiences.  At the foot of the summit of the Maritimes, looking out from Mount Carleton, which stands 820 metres or 2690 feet above sea level, you can cast your eyes over all of New Brunswick.  Our small town, while modern, has an old-world charm and has succeeded in preserving both its warmth and its rustic character.  And what can be said of the magnificent autumn colours?  Breathtaking landscapes await photographers and those who revel in rich and vibrant scenery. 
 
Gateway to North America’s oldest mountain chain, the Appalachians, and recognized for its exceptional hunting and fishing, Saint-Quentin is sure to please wilderness lovers.  Among other treasures, it boasts the best salmon-fishing river in the world, the Restigouche, designated a Canadian Heritage river.  
 
Come explore this magic corner of New Brunswick that will never cease to surprise you with its wide open spaces that radiate well-being and hospitality.  Saint-Quentin can be compared to a masterful seduction: it never ceases to surprise and charm us! 

 

 

 

 

We must recall that the event that sparked Saint-Quentin’s founding was the construction of the railway, which was completed in 1910 following six years of labour.  In 1911, a station master was appointed in the person of Mr. Philias Arseneault.  The new colony was originally called Anderson, after the foreman in charge of the work on both the railway line and the train station – its name being changed to Saint-Quentin in 1919.  In short, we can affirm that Saint-Quentin’s early days were heavily shaped by the railway line and station, hence the importance of rebuilding the latter, which symbolizes to a great extent the history of Saint Quentin.

 

 

The Old Train Station Tourist Centre, a replica of the old train station built in 1920 and destroyed in the autumn of 1983, officially opened on June 19, 2005.  As well as the Visitor Information Centre, this heritage building houses the offices of the Saint- Quentin Chamber of Commerce and of the Western Festival, an exhibition hall, a conference room, an interpretation centre for the forestry, agriculture and maple industries, and a gift shop.   While the building’s old-world character is carefully respected, its infrastructure includes all the modern services that we expect today.

 

 Once inside, one cannot help but be impressed by the beauty and lavishness of the wood that is omnipresent throughout the building.  The decoration and furnishings recall the early 20th century and the walls abound with photos relating to Saint- Quentin’s history.  A museum in itself - it is not be missed!

 

 

 

 

 

 


Old Train Station Tourist Centre
144 A, Canada Street
Saint-Quentin, NB, E8A 1G7
Telephone : 506-235-3282 / 1-888-666-2425
Fax : 506-235-9801

 

 

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