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The emblematic flower of the town is the impatient. This flower signifies a long flowering if it is given good care. Blue is associated with calm. This flower is also a symbol of truth, trust and beneficence. The municipal motto "at the heart of our lives" refers to belonging.
In 1820, the colonists (numbering about 600) thought of breaking away from Yamachiche in order to form their own parish. In 1832, the diocese granted the canonical erection of the parish; the first church is then built. The first school was built in 1842.
The territory of Saint-Barnabé is crossed by a segment of the Yamachiche River and Little Yamachiche River (to the southwest).
From an aerial point of view, this landscape of the St. Lawrence plain is dotted with forest islands, especially for areas unsuitable for agriculture and shrubs that magnificently mark out the lot line. The old barns with their often rusty tin roofs reflect the preservation of the ancestral character of the old farm buildings. Around the old houses, which are generally well restored, there are sheds, old dairies, machinery shelters, gardens and mature trees. You can also observe the agricultural machinery that has been released according to the seasons. Maize, oats and hay grow abundantly there until haymaking. Where there are cattle in the fields, there is an automatic baring infrastructure installed at the end of the cattle barns. In Saint-Barnabé, in terms of real estate, the rustic and the modern come together.
A tourist tour in the rang du Haut St-Joseph, the rang du Bas St-Joseph (route 153), the route des Dalles, the chemin de la Grande Rivière, the rang de Bellechasse and the route Bournival, allows you to admire the agricultural and sometimes forest panoramas, as well as the cachet of old buildings.
The economy of Saint-Barnabé is mainly focused on agriculture.
The village of Saint-Barnabé is accessible by road, snowmobile and all-terrain vehicles.
- From Montreal (133 km (83 mi), 1 hr 28 min). Take Highway 40 (north shore) eastbound, to Yamachiche; take route 153 (northbound) to the village of Saint-Barnabé.
- From Quebec (city) (163 km (101 mi), 1 hr 42 min). Take Highway 40 (westbound), to Trois-Rivières; take highway 55 (northbound) to the village of Saint-Étienne-des-Grès; take Chemin des Dalles (westbound) to the village of Saint-Barnabé.
- 1 Dépanneur Chez Stéph 2002, 811, rue Notre-Dame, ☏ . Harnois gas station and convenience store
- 1 Ranch Ohana, 270, chemin de la Grande-Rivière. Zootherapy. Guinea pig breeding. Miniature horse breeding.
- 1 Marché RL Diamond, 811, rue Notre-Dame, ☏ . Harnois gas station and convenience store
- 1 Casse-Croûte du Nord, 840, rue Notre-Dame, ☏ .
- 2 Passion, gâteaux et Douceur (Passion, cakes and Sweetness), 520, rue Notre-Dame, ☏ .
Chalet, gîte, inn
- Pavillon La Corvée. Leisure pavilion built in 1980.
- Bibliothèque municipale (Municipal Library), rue Adrien-Bélisle, ☏ .
- Terrains sportifs municipaux (Municipal sports grounds), ☏ . Summer season. Baseball field, soccer field, tennis court, outdoor skating rink and three pétanque courts.
|Routes through Sainte-Étienne-des-Grès|
|Shawinigan (secteur Grand-Mère) ← Saint-Boniface ←||N S||→ Trois-Rivières → Victoriaville|
|Yamachiche ←||W E||→ Saint-Étienne-des-Grès|
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