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View of the town hall and the volunteer park, on chemin d'Oka (route 344)

Deux-Montagnes is a picturesque and modern town in the northwestern suburbs of Montreal, on the north shore of Lac des Deux-Montagnes, in the Deux-Montagnes Regional County Municipality, in the administrative region of Laurentians, Quebec.

Deux-Montagnes is becoming an increasingly popular destination for its recreational tourism offer. The main attractions of Deux-Montagnes are:

  • the Canadian-style town hall building, which is listed in the Canadian Register of Historic Places;
  • Sainte-Marie des Deux-Montagnes Abbey;
  • the Royal Canadian Legion, the Veterans Building;
  • Parc Bélair, which exhibits a Canadian National electric tramway; this park is located along the Rivière des Mille Îles;
  • the Boisé-Roger-Lemoine Nature Reserve; and
  • the north shore of Lac des Deux-Montagnes: Bélair park, Moir park, Aimé-Struthers park, Grand Moulin rapids, Aimé-Struthers park, Olympia park, Louis Warren park, Boisé-Roger Lemoine Nature Reserve.

Understand[edit]

Lac des Deux-Montagnes and Rivière des Mille Îles are the main attractions for water sports in the area. The north shore of the Rivière des Mille Îles is a 4.5-km shoreline that promotes boating on the river and Lac des Deux-Montagnes.

The Grand-Moulin dam, erected at the outlet of Lac des Deux-Montagnes, connects the Laval-Ouest district to Laval on Île Jésus, on the south shore, east of the city of Deux-Montagnes. It spans the Boisée Island. Built in concrete, it has a cycle path and a wide pedestrian walkway.

Get in[edit]

By train[edit]

Grand-Moulin Station
  • 1 Grand-Moulin Station (Gare Grand-Moulin) (at the corner of 9th Avenue and Boulevard du Lac.). This station is served by the exo train. The railway line has been being redeveloped since 2021 to accommodate the REM train, which is interconnected with the large metropolitan network and provides access to the DIX-30 station in Brossard. Access to the station is via boulevard du Lac and from the park-and-ride lots. A pedestrian passage under the new boulevard du Lac viaduct facilitates access to the station. free. Grand-Moulin (Q3095515) on Wikidata Grand-Moulin station on Wikipedia
Deux-Montagnes Station
  • 2 Deux-Montagnes Station (Gare Deux-Montagnes) (near boulevard de Deux-Montagnes and rue Ovila-Forget), +1. Terminal station of the northwest branch of the Montreal REM network. free. Deux-Montagnes (Q3095509) on Wikidata Deux-Montagnes station on Wikipedia

By bus[edit]

  • 3 CITL, +1 450-473-7278. The CITL's public transit service serves a territory of 14 municipalities north of Montreal, including Deux-Montagnes. It offers a regular transit service and paratransit, connecting to the commuter train. Taxibuses and collective taxis can be reached at +1 450-327-2727. free.

By car[edit]

  • From Laval (21 km (13 mi). Time: 23 min) from downtown Laval, take Highway 440 (westbound); to route 148 (head north); after crossing the Rivière des Mille Îles, take Route 344 (southwest) to downtown Deux-Montagnes.
  • From Saint-Jérôme (38 km (24 mi). Time: 42 min), from Saint-Jérôme, take Highway 15 (southbound); take highway 640 (direction west west); take Route 148 (southbound) and cross the town of Saint-Eustache; take route 344 (westbound) to downtown Deux-Montagnes.

Get around[edit]

Map of Deux-Montagnes

See[edit]

  • 1 Abbey of Sainte-Marie of the Two Mountains (Abbaye Sainte-Marie des Deux-Montagnes), 2803 chemin d'Oka, +1 450-473-7278, . This abbey is under the aegis of a community of Benedictine nuns founded in Canada in 1936. free.
  • 2 Gault-Gillespie Park (Parc Gault-Gillespie), 1807 rue Lakebreeze (no. 1757) (on the shores of Lac des Deux Montagnes), +1 450-473-2796. This park features a magnificent mural by artist Charlem Lepeintre; this work represents the environment within the city. free.
  • 3 Boisé-Roger-Lemoine nature reserve (Réserve naturelle du Boisé-Roger-Lemoine). This municipal reserve of 8.14 hectares has a wooded area and a typha marias. It offers a great diversity of flora and fauna. This reserve has a footpath. free.
  • 4 Maison-Bélair heritage site (Site du patrimoine de la Maison-Bélair), 201, chemin d'Oka. This building includes a rural dwelling built around 1915 and an outbuilding. This 2½-storey home is finished on the exterior in red brick. Its roof with two straight slopes has a T-shaped plan. A covered gallery surrounds the house on three sides. free.
  • 5 City Hall Heritage Site (Site du patrimoine de l'hôtel de ville), 803, chemin d'Oka. free.
  • 6 Petite-École-Jaune Heritage Site (Site du patrimoine de la Petite-École-Jaune), 1304, chemin d'Oka. This building is classified as a historical monument. This former school building was erected around 1937. This building has a hipped roof on each of the two annexes and a gable roof for the central part which is higher. The building was acquired in 1999 by the city of Deux-Montagnes to make it a cultural centre. free.
  • 7 Maison-Berthelet heritage site (Site du patrimoine de la Maison-Berthelet), 1506, chemin d'Oka. Building comprising a 1½-storey stone residence built between 1820 and 1850. The roof is gable with upturned strips. This architecture is characteristic of rural dwellings built in the first half of the 19th century. free.
  • 8 Heritage site of the Maison-Dumoulin (Site du patrimoine de la Maison-Dumoulin), 2501, chemin d'Oka, +1. Canadian roof building, whose exterior walls are made of field stones. Heritage site officially recognized on January 13, 2005. free.
  • 9 Baudouin House heritage site (Site du patrimoine de la Maison-Baudouin), 91, 24e avenue, +1. Heritage building erected around 1900, then modified over the years. The main body of the house is on two floors. It is topped with an irregularly shaped roof. free.

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Drink[edit]

  • 1 Bar Billard Le Huit, 1707 chemin d'Oka (on Route 344), +1 450-974-9423. Billiard room. No meals on site.

Sleep[edit]

Cope[edit]

Deux-Montagnes Municipal Library
  • 10 Olympia Arena (Aréna Olympia), 611, 20e avenue, +1 450-473-2796. The arena is an indoor winter sports centre. In particular, it offers public skating and public hockey activities.
  • 11 AP Sports Complex (Complexe Sportif AP), 2602, boulevard des Promenades, +1 450-413-0684. This arena offers indoor winter sports activities.
  • 12 Public swimming pool (Piscine municipale), 111, 13e avenue, +1 450-413-0684. Outdoor public swimming pool located in Parc Central, on 13 avenue, south of chemin d'Oka.
  • 13 Library of Deux-Montagnes (Bibliothèque de Deux-Montagnes), 200, rue Henri-Dunant, +1 450-473-2796, , . This library has a bilingual collection of more than 90,000 printed and audiovisual documents. It offers children's albums, comic strips, databases of newspapers and magazines, music compact discs, documentaries, newspapers, etc. Free for residents.
  • 14 Boat launch (Descente de bateaux), 6e avenue. Boat launch on the north shore of Lac des Deux-Montagnes. With parking. free.

Go next[edit]

Routes through Deux-Montagnes
Saint-Joseph-du-Lac  W Quebec Autoroute 640.svg E  MascoucheCharlemagne
Grenville-sur-la-RougeSaint-André-d'Argenteuil  W Qc344.svg E  TerrebonneL'Assomption


  • 1 Île-Bizard–Sainte-Geneviève L'Île-Bizard–Sainte-Geneviève on Wikipedia The west of Île-Bizard is a territory protected for its biodiversity and designated as a planned human landscape. A bridge connects Île-Bizard to Sainte-Geneviève. The main attractions of Île-Bizard are the Bois de l'Île Bizard nature park, the Royal Montreal Golf Club and the Traverse Laval-sur-le-Lac/Île-Bizard. This borough is very popular for boating, docks/marinas, and opulent residences along the Rivière des Mille Îles.
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