Home to numerous neighbourhoods bounded by water bodies and lush green spaces, the West of the Island, or simply West Island, offers lots of interesting things to see and exciting things to do for the whole family. Opportunities to enjoy the outdoors abound, whether it be on a golf course, a trail, on the water or on a patio overlooking Lake Saint-Louis.
Run, cycle, swim, snowshoe or ski in one of the many nature parks, such as the wooded Cap-Saint-Jacques park with a beautiful waterfront and swimming area, 30 kilometres of nature trails and an on-site organic farm.
For a real escape sure to please wildlife enthusiasts of all ages, the ecological museums offer tranquil forested refuges to hundreds of animal species in their natural habitats.
The West Island Heritage Bicycle Trail lets you admire splendid natural landcapes, yet the architectural and historic heritage of the westernmost neighbourhoods, some of which dates back to the 18th century.
The beating heart of West Island communities is found in its many quaint, older villages with unique shops, authentic restaurants, antique stores and more.
Whatever the season, head to the West of the Island for a fresh take on Montréal.
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