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Winter at home starting to leave you a little cold? Then it’s time to escape to the city of Edmundston. Nestled between snow-covered hills you’ll find a city rich with outdoor activities to fill your days with, and cosy indoor dining, entertainment, and events to fill your nights with.
When You Arrive
Hellooo Getaway! You’ve arrived in the city, dropped off your bags, and are ready for a bite and a brew. Head over to Le Patrimoine restaurant where 22 wood-fired pizzas are on the menu with homemade dough and sauces. If you’ve arrived on a Friday and feel like having a side of live music with your meal, head to Frank’s Bar & Grill. In the mood for a nightcap? Stop by the L’Inox Lounge in the Best Western Plus Edmundston for a refreshing local beverage.
Instagram This: Edmundston Walking Bridge
Day One – Entertainment, Inside & Out
Morning: Get Cosy & Chill
Mellow mornings should definitely be on the menu for any vacation, so stop by Café Lotus Bleu where the eclectic ambiance is sure to charm you. With freshly roasted organic and fair trade coffee, delicious leaf tea, vegetarian food, and homemade treats, it’s perfectly easy to settle in for a nice, relaxing morning.
Afternoon: The Mountain’s Calling
It’s time to expend some energy at Mont Farlagne Outdoor Centre. This exciting park offers 22 ski runs, exhilarating tubing hills, and trails for snowshoeing and fat biking. All that activity is sure to build up an appetite so have a meal at the centre’s cafeteria or stop by the Avalanche Pub for an après-ski drink and to enjoy live music on the weekends.
Night: An Evening's That's Aces
If you’re in town on a Saturday, head to the Valley View Restaurant on the second floor of the Grey Rock Casino where you can pair your dinner with some live music. After dinner, check out the casino’s 200 slot machines, two electronic table games, blackjack, roulette, and live poker tables. But pace yourself! You’ve got another big day tomorrow…
Instagram This: Snowy Adventures
Day Two – Shows, Snowmobiles, Skates & More
Morning: Add a Little Art
Get to know Edmundston a bit better by exploring the downtown. The walking bridge over the river is one of those iconic spots you won’t want to miss while you’re here. After your stroll, head over to the Edmundston Arts Centre to see the latest art exhibition or take a workshop to up your own artistic skills.
Afternoon: Kick Up Some Snow
As part of the epic Northern Odyssey, Edmundston is connected to 1500 km (930 mi.) of groomed snowmobile trails that offer some of the best snowmobiling in the region. Grab you sled and tackle the Odyssey!
Night – On Ice and Off
Brought your skates? Excellent – the Bill-Turgeon Stadium outdoor ice oval and other indoor and outdoor rinks will have you perfecting your figure eights while enjoying the fresh air. If you came without, you can still enjoy some skating… as a spectator at a game of the Edmundston Blizzard, the city’s Junior A hockey team. When it’s time to warm up, head to the local micro-brewerey, Les Brasseurs du Petit-Sault, where each beer tells a story of the region, or enjoy a ‘bistronomic’ meal at Moonshin’hers Café Bistro, the region’s very first whisky bar.
Instagram This: The Characters at Les Brasseurs du Petit-Sault
Things Not to Miss in Edmundston This Winter:
- Carnaval en rafale – Two days of free winter activities and fun for the whole family, with games, music, and a heated tent. (February 1-2)
- Family Day weekend – A weekend filled with activities for all ages including family skates, sliding, live entertainment and more. (February 14-17)
- Edmundston Car Show - An event for both car, motorcycle, snowmobile, power boats or ATV enthusiasts and the general public. Check out automotive novelties, special promotions and prizes. (February 21-23)
- Edmundston Arts Centre - Catch a show at this cultural centre featuring plays, music, ballet and comedy. (all winter)