Magnificient 19th-century buildings and residences border Dufferin Street, where you can also find the Colby-Curtis Museum, housed in the prestigious Carrolcroft House (1859), an Italian-style villa and source of pride for Stanstead residents.


The first post office was located in an old stone building that served as a store, on the American border. The community straddles the friendliest border in the world, in part along CANUSA (Canada-USA) Street, with the border actually in the middle of the street. A border marker is set right next to the Haskell Library. You can also admire the prestigious Sranstead College (1874), the Butters House (1866), the Second-Empire Ursulines Convent (1884), the Anglican Christ Church (1857-58), and the neo-Gothic Centenary United Church (1866).

Stanstead: must-see

Opera Haskell (1, rue Church, Stanstead): The Free Library and Opera Haskell housed in a building built deliberately on the border between Canada and the United States. The idea was to provide the border region a place of learning and cultural enrichment. The stage and the audience are not in the same country.

Stanstead College (450, Dufferin Street, Stanstead, 819 876-2223): Founded in 1872 the renowned private school is well worth the visit. Guided tours during the summer. Visits will last between 20 and 30 minutes.

Stansted Heritage tour (14, boul. Notre-Dame Ouest, Stanstead, 819 876-5576 ou 1 866 533-4367,, Stanstead is a member of the Association des plus beaux villages du Québec, and is renowned for its history and architectural heritage.

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