L’Annonciation Station in Rivière-Rouge

Prolongation of the railway in the Northern Townships

A model for the future of Laurentian stations

Built in 1903, it welcomed its first train the following year. At the time, a return trip to Montreal cost $2.85. Several annexes were added to the building over the years: the stationmaster’s home in 1905, the rail yard and tool hangar in 1911, now a sanitation block, and the goods and coal depot in 1921. 

The first restored station

Thanks to the involvement of several individuals and organizations which weren’t all thumbs, L’Annonciation station was the first to be saved and restored. Hence, it took on a new purpose in 1988, when the cargo train stopped in L’Annonciation for the last time. 

“I baptized this community, L’Annonciation, in 1878 in response to Monseigneur Duhamel, who wanted new parishes to be dedicated to the Virgin Mary.”
- Curé Labelle

A multidisciplinary calling

This significant heritage building features a visitor information centre and a multidisciplinary exhibition centre, accessible year-round.

Outside, visitors can admire a sculpture-fountain created by artist Daniel Poulin. It is made of the pink granite that popularized the region in 1910. Considered one of the best Canadian-produced granites at the time, it is still used to this day.

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