Longueuil is an important centre for Canada's aerospace industry. It is home to the headquarters of Pratt & Whitney Canada and of Héroux-Devtek. Pratt & Whitney Canada is Longueuil's top employer with 5,000 employees, while Héroux-Devtek has 550 employees. Also located in Longueuil is the headquarters of the Canadian Space Agency (John H. Chapman Space Center), adjacent to Montréal/Saint-Hubert Airport.
A large part of Longueuil's work force commutes to Montreal.
Charles Le Moyne, lord of the area under the French colonial system starting in 1657, named Longueuil after a village which is today the seat of a canton in the district of Dieppe in his homeland of Normandy.
His son, Charles Le Moyne de Longueuil, built Fort Longueuil as his fortified residence. It was constructed of stone between 1685 and 1690 and had four towers.
Fort Longueuil was believed to be occupied by American troops during the American Revolutionary War. It was subsequently occupied by the British. It was demolished in 1810 due to its poor condition. The archaeological remains of Fort Longueuil are a National Historic Site of Canada. The site extends beneath the present-day Saint-Antoine-de-Padoue Cathedral.
Longueuil has long winters, lasting from November to March, short springs during April and May, average summers, lasting from June to August, and short autumns during September and October.
The (Montreal) Pierre-Eliott-Trudeau International Airport (YUL IATA) offers flights from numerous popular destinations including New York City, Paris and London. You can get into Longueuil from YUL with the 747 bus (to Downtown Montreal) then take the metro to the Longueuil-Université-de-Sherbrooke station on the yellow line. Single fare of $10 on the 747 with the rest of the day free on all of the STM's public transit network, including the metro. A three-day STM pass is also valid; these cost $18.
- 1 Montreal Saint-Hubert Longueuil Airport (YHU IATA). Offers flights from regional locations in Quebec, including Jean-Lesage Airport in Quebec City. This airport is much closer to Longueuil than YUL, with the RTL bus 28 directly from the airport to the Terminus Longueuil via the Chemin Chambly and St-Charles street, the 2 main commercial and historic streets in the city. The bus fares can be found here.
The terminus of line 4 is in Longueuil, STM runs frequent metro trains.
- 2 Longueuil–Université-de-Sherbrooke station, 100 Place Charles-Le Moyne.
- 3 Longueuil–Saint-Hubert railway station, 2505 rue Patrick.
There is a wide network of public transit buses managed by the Réseau de Transport de Longueuil (Longueuil-RTL). The fares can be found here. Most of the buses depart from/arrive at Terminus Longueuil.
Longueuil is served by the Longueuil-Université-de-Sherbrooke station of the Montreal Metro (Yellow line, also known as 4), housed at the Terminus Longueuil building. Fares can be found here.
Longueuil is served by the St-Lambert and St-Hubert stations of the AMT Commuter Trains (Mont-St-Hilaire line, a.k.a. purple). Fares can be found here. Tram 3 fares serve all public transit of Laval, Montreal and Longueuil (except St-Bruno-de-Montarville, Tram 5 has to be purchased for this area) (unless noted), while Train 3 will only serve the commuter train network in these areas.
- 1 Co-Cathedral of Saint-Antoine-de-Padoue (Co-cathédrale Saint-Antoine-de-Padoue), 55 Rue Sainte Élizabeth, ☏ . Open daily 08:30-17:15. Built 1885 to 1887 in new-Gothic style with stunning polychrome decoration everywhere. It has a stained-glass topped cupola supported by a metallic armature and a quincunx crossing plan with wide corner chapels. In the basement there is a small museum.
- 2 Museum of Women (Musée de la Femme), 2380 Boulevard Roland-Therrien, ☏ . All visits are by reservation - call at least 48 hours in advance. A small museum in a 1950s bungalow. The museum aims to raise public awareness about the contribution of women to the development of Quebec and Canada.
- Theatre de la Ville, 150, rue De Gentilly Est, ☏ .
Yoga, meditation and other seminars also take place nearby all year round.
- Parc Michel-Chartrand, 1895, rue Adoncour. Picnicking, walking, jogging (5 km loop), biking, cross-country skiing. Lots of deer and a beautiful pond with ducks during the summer.
- Parc Marie-Victorin, Chemin de la Rive. Along the south shore of the St. Lawrence River with beautiful views on Montreal. Many kilometres of bike paths.
- Parc de la Cité in Saint-Hubert.
- A wildlife reserve, the Boisé du Tremblay, is partially in Le Vieux-Longueuil and partially in Boucherville.
Saint-Charles West Street has a nice ambiance with all its bars, restaurants and centres of interest.
- Alfa Restaurants, 2497 Ch De Chambly, ☏ . M-F 10:00-01:00, Sa Su 10:00-00:00. Poutine, steamie dogs and other local fast food favourites.
- [formerly dead link] Copains Gourmands, 181 rue Saint-Charles Ouest, ☏ . M-F 11:30-15:00, and daily 17:00-22:00. The basis of the cuisine is French-Quebecois, using local produce and flavours from around the world. Dinner main $20-32.
- Peche Matinal, 337 St-Charles Ouest, ☏ . Tu-F 07:00-15:00, Sa Su 08:00-15:00. French bistro-style restaurant. Breakfast dishes $12-16, lunch dishes $15-20.
- Restaurant Meridional, 550 Chemin Chambly, ☏ . W-F 11:30-14:30, 17:00-22:00; Sa 17:00-22:00. A gourmet Mediterranean restaurant: French, Spanish and Moroccan cuisine inspired by the French Riviera, Costa del Sol and Casablanca. Lunch mains $13-20, dinner mains $25-35.
- Le Barrage - Brasseurs, 4200 Chemin de la Savane (in the). Tu W 12:00-00:00, Th 11:00-00:00, F 11:00-03:00, Sa 12:00-03:00, Su 12:00-21:00. Brew pub with 60 seats, 16 beers on tap, and a enjoy of sandwiches and snacks.
- [formerly dead link] Hotel Dauphin Montreal - Longueuil, 1055 rue Saint-Laurent West. Near the Jacques-Cartier bridge and the Longueuil metro station. From $110 with continental breakfast.
- Motel La Siesta, 3179 Taschereau Blvd, Greenfield Park, ☏ . From $80 with in-room breakfast.
- Refuge Du Poete, 320 Rue de Longueuil, ☏ , toll-free: . A house built in 1854 in Old Longueuil. Vegetarian and gluten-free breakfast available if requested at time of reservation. From $70 with breakfast..
- Auberge Objectif Sante, 8665 Chambly Road, ☏ . Rooms are equipped with refrigerator, microwave and kitchenette, private bathroom, wireless internet. Rooms have outside entrance, and parking in front of the room. From $75.
|Routes through Longueuil|
|Ottawa via ← Montreal ← Merges with ←||W E||→ Merges with → Mont-Saint-Hilaire → Quebec City (Lévis)|
|Kingston ← Becomes ← Montreal ← Brossard ←||W E||→ Mont-Saint-Hilaire → Quebec City (Lévis)|
|Terrebonne ← Montreal ←||N S||→ END|
|Vaudreuil-Dorion ← Brossard ←||W E||→ Sorel-Tracy → END|
|Salaberry-de-Valleyfield ← Brossard ←||W E||→ Sorel-Tracy → Lévis|
|Quartier Latin, Montreal ← Parc Jean-Drapeau ←||N S||→ END|
|Downtown Montreal ← Saint-Lambert ←||W E||→ Saint-Bruno-de-Montarville → Mont-Saint-Hilaire|