Stanstead benefits from its exceptional geographic location on the Canada-U.S. border. This location provides quick access to markets in both Canada and the United States. Canada Customs maintains three ports of entry in Stanstead: the Beebe port, the Rock Island port (Route 143), and the port on Autoroute 55.
Statistics have shown an increasing volume of commercial traffic at our border crossings. With about a million travellers crossing here annually, Stanstead's Autoroute 55 Customs is the second busiest port of entry in the province of Quebec. The Beebe and Rock Island ports add about another half-million to that total.
From Montreal, Stanstead is approximately an hour and forty-five minutes drive via the Eastern Township Autoroute (Route 10) and Autoroute 55 (from Magog).
In Stanstead, Autoroute 55 connects directly to Interstate 91 in the U.S. This expressway leads into Vermont and is close to New Hampshire, Maine, Massachusetts, and New York. Stanstead is approximately 160 km from Montreal and 70 km from St. Johnsbury, Vermont.
Stanstead's industrial park is situated about 1 kilometre from the Canada-U.S. border and its surface area covers about 250,000 square feet. Existing businesses are unanimous in their praise of Stanstead's in the industrial park and the majority of them operate in the granite and transportation industries .