Mont-Laurier Station

The last stop of the Canadian Pacific line

Four stationmasters in its 72 years of service

The final stop on the Train du Nord, the project spearheaded by Father Antoine Labelle in order to encourage colonists to settle north of the Saint-Lawrence River. 

The station was inaugurated in 1909, 32 years after Saint-Jérôme station, and expanded in 1927. The first train arrived in Mont-Laurier in 1909, while the last passenger train stopped there in 1981. However, goods transportation continued until 1986.The station was designated a Heritage Railway Station of Canada in 1991. 

Curé Labelle would have been thrilled to find out that the North train made it so far in the Northern Townships, the vast territory he explored on foot and by canoe over the course of his 45 expeditions.

“To ignore the call of colonialism is to deliver a fatal blow to the country and destroy the glorious work of our ancestors.”
- Curé Labelle

Higher heritage value

In addition to its installations for passengers and luggage, the station housed the stationmaster and his family on the second floor. Take a look at the floors, the partitions, the doors and windows, and the counter inside the original structure.

The train station has the highest heritage value of Mont-Laurier’s entire heritage infrastructure. Today, it is home to the Café de la gare and its display stands, filled with travel brochures and suggestions to extend your stay in the Upper Laurentians. 

Welcome to kilometer 200!

Many cyclists like to have their picture taken there, next to the 201 kilometre point that marks the end of the P’tit Train du Nord linear park, created in 1996 on the footprint of the former railway.

To complete your visit to Mont-Laurier, see the information about the Route-du-Lièvre-Rouge on the Morris column next to the station.

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