Saint-Léonard is a Canadian town in Madawaska County, New Brunswick.
It is located on the east bank of the Saint John River opposite Van Buren, Maine, to which it is connected via the Saint Leonard-Van Buren Bridge.
Saint-Léonard was once a popular town during Prohibition in the United States as it was easy to smuggle alcohol to Van Buren.
The town's economy is driven by potato farming and a J.D. Irving Limited sawmill. Saint-Léonard is officially bilingual but it is predominantly a Francophone community.
On June 30, 2008, a truck carrying 12 million bees overturned near Saint-Léonard. This accident was the first of its kind in New Brunswick.
It has a single school, École Grande-Riviere.
- ^ Government of New Brunswick website: Saint-Leonard
- ^ a b c 2006 Statistics Canada Community Profile: Saint-Léonard, New Brunswick
- ^ Statistics Canada Population and dwelling counts, for Canada, provinces and territories, and census subdivisions (municipalities), 2011 and 2006 censuses
- ^ New Brunswick Provincial Archives - Saint-Léonard
- ^ "Lorry carrying 12m bees overturns". BBC News Online. 2008-07-01. Retrieved 2008-07-01.
- ^ Statistics Canada: 1996, 2001, 2006, 2011 census
- ^ , Census 1941-1951
Media related to Saint-Léonard (Nouveau-Brunswick) at Wikimedia Commons
Saint-Leonard railroad station
Coordinates: 47°09′45″N 67°55′30″W / 47.16250°N 67.92500°W