Overview of Vaudreuil-Dorion

Located just west of the Island of Montréal and bordered by the Ottawa River, Lac des Deux Montagnes, the Canadian National and Canadian Pacific rail lines and highways 20, 30 and 40, Vaudreuil-Dorion is a dynamic community offering many housing developments, good jobs and several shopping areas.

Key Figures

  • Population: 45,442 according to the MAMH decree
    *43,268 citizens according to Statistics Canada, 2021 census
  • The 27th largest city in Québec in terms of population
  • Average age of residents: 37
  • One of the three cities in Québec with the highest birth rate in 2010, 2011 and 2012
  • Native languages: 48% French and 22% English (more details here)
  • Covers an area of 73.1 km2
  • Average residential assessment: $419,000 (based on the real estate market as of July 1st, 2021)
  • A team of some 300 permanent and temporary City employees working to deliver quality services

“Vaudreuil-Dorion has experienced a rapid but well-planned growth. The tax rate is much lower than in Montréal, and is one of the lowest in the region. The abundance of housing projects enables people to own property and stay within their budget.” – Mayor Guy Pilon

Quality of Life

Vaudreuil-Dorion is distinguished by the beauty of the water around it, the richness of its built heritage and the diversity of services offered, including:

  • Over 50 parks with playgrounds, water features and sports fields
  • A wealth of sports facilities: arenas, pools, skateboarding parks, tennis courts, soccer pitches, beach volleyball areas, baseball diamonds, artificial-turf football field etc., not to mention the Centre multisports André-Chagnon, the region's largest sports facility
  • A public library open seven days of the week and offering a gathering place and activities such as meet-the-author, conferences, exhibits, story hour, etc.
  • High-quality cultural attractions: heritage buildings, La boîte lumineuse (a repertory cinema), Maison Félix-Leclerc de Vaudreuil, the Vaudreuil-Soulanges regional museum, Maison Trestler, a genealogical society and an archaeological society, to name but a few
  • A multitude of events that light up the community: Festival de cirque Vaudreuil-Dorion, Le 405, concerts, Les Seigneuriales, La Grande Vadrouille, a Christmas market at Maison Trestler and much more


From a young age, children have access to quality services only a few steps from home:

  • Many public and private day-care centres
  • Nine elementary schools, including one English-language
  • Two high schools
  • Centre de formation professionnelle Paul-Gérin-Lajoie, a vocational school that includes Canada's only water treatment factory-campus
  • Centre des Belles-Rives (adult education)
  • A Study Center offered by the Collège de Valleyfield
  • University programs offered by the Université du Québec à Trois-Rivières


Vaudreuil-Dorion is located at the junction of three major highways: numbers 20, 30 and 40. It’s also crossed by two railway lines, those of Canadian Pacific and Canadian National. The public transit system is already very well developed, both within the territory and to Montréal, Salaberry-de-Valleyfield and other municipalities in Vaudreuil-Soulanges. Services include:

  • Réseau de transport exo de La Presqu’île, which provides transportation for Vaudreuil-Dorion, L’Île-Perrot, Notre-Dame-de-l’Île-Perrot, Pincourt, Rigaud, Saint-Lazare, and Hudson
  • Two train stations for getting you to and from Montréal
  • The A40 Express, a bus service linking Vaudreuil-Dorion to Côte-Vertu metro station
  • An express bus between Vaudreuil station and Salaberry-de-Valleyfield
  • A specialized transit service (paratransit)


Vaudreuil-Dorion has three medical clinics. General practitioners and specialists are available, as well as a walk-in service. In 2014, a new building was opened on Boulevard de la Gare. It houses the CLSC and the Vaudreuil-Dorion outpatient service centre, including a walk-in specimen collection centre.

In 2016, the Minister of Health and Social Services officially announced the location of the future Vaudreuil-Soulanges hospital. The hospital will be located at the intersection of boulevard de la Cité-des-Jeunes and autoroute 30, in Vaudreuil-Dorion. The first patient is expected to be admitted at the very end of 2026.


Vaudreuil-Dorion has eight industrial parks, one of which is the largest in the RCM of Vaudreuil-Soulanges.  

The largest economic sectors here are retail and manufacturing. Jobs are also available in the accommodation/restaurant industries, healthcare and social assistance, education, transportation and storage. 

The unemployment rate for the Vaudreuil-Soulanges region was 4.5% in 2015.


Festival de cirque Vaudreuil-Dorion

Festival de cirque Vaudreuil-Dorion

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