Edmundston is a city in Madawaska County, New Brunswick, Canada.
Originally named Petit-Sault settlement was renamed to Edmundston in 1851 after Sir Edmund Walker Head, who was Lieutenant-Governor of New Brunswick from 1848 to 1854 and Governor-General of Canada from 1854 to 1861.
Originally a small logging settlement, Edmundston’s growth is mostly attributed to the city’s strategic location.
In 1998, Edmundston, Saint-Basile, Saint-Jacques and Verret merged to form the City of Edmundston. The nearby Village of St-Hilaire was supposed to amalgamate as well, but the provincial government changed its mind as it would make the area of the new city too large.
Edmundston is located at the edge of the New Brunswick “panhandle,” nestled in the northeastern section of the Appalachian Mountains at the junction of Saint John and Madawaska Rivers in the northwestern part of the province.
The Estimated Population of Edmundston is 16,580.
The highest temperature ever recorded in Edmundston was 37.2 °C on 3 June 1919. The coldest temperature ever recorded was −43.6 °C on 16 January 2009.
The Highest point of Edmundston is 264 m / 866 ft above sea level.
Since 2017, Edmundston has been home to the Edmundston Blizzard of the Maritime Junior A Hockey League, playing their home games at the Centre Jean Daigle.
Edmundston hosts two provincial historical sites: The cathedral of Immaculate Conception & Fortin du Petit-Sault.