Sainte-Anne-de-Madawaska is a picturesque village nestled in the slopes of the Appalachians. From east or west, the enormous and magnificent Sainte-Anne church can be spotted far away on the horizon. Built in 1923, it can accommodate more than 1,000 people at a time. In northwestern New Brunswick, the church is also known as a pilgrimage destination for the novena.
Discover Madawaska's flora and fauna by visiting the region's experimental forest. It mainly serves as a field site for the students and researchers from the faculty of forestry at the Edmundston campus of the Université de Moncton, but it is also open to the public. There are more than 15 km (10 mi.) of hiking trails to explore year round. The climb to the top of the observation tower offers visitors a breathtaking view of the surrounding forest and the chance to observe more than 44 species of birds.
It's everything an outdoor enthusiast could wish for – hunting, fishing, horseback riding and softball in the summer; cross-country skiing, snowmobiling or dogsled racing in the winter.
If you want to breathe in the fresh air and enjoy nature in all its splendour, a stop in Sainte-Anne is a must!