Saint-Lazare, Quebec

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Not to be confused with St. Lazare.
Saint-Lazare
City
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Location within Vaudreuil-Soulanges RCM.
Location within Vaudreuil-Soulanges RCM.
Saint-Lazare is located in Southern Quebec
Saint-Lazare
Saint-Lazare
Location in southern Quebec.
Coordinates: 45°24′N 74°08′W / 45.400°N 74.133°W / 45.400; -74.133Coordinates: 45°24′N 74°08′W / 45.400°N 74.133°W / 45.400; -74.133[1]
Country  Canada
Province  Quebec
Region Montérégie
RCM Vaudreuil-Soulanges
Constituted December 29, 1875
Government[2][3]
 • Mayor Robert Grimaudo
 • Federal riding Vaudreuil-Soulanges
 • Prov. riding Soulanges
Area[2][4]
 • Total 67.50 km2 (26.06 sq mi)
 • Land 66.62 km2 (25.72 sq mi)
Population (2011)[4]
 • Total 19,295
 • Density 289.6/km2 (750/sq mi)
 • Pop 2006-2011 Increase 13.4%
 • Dwellings 6,546
Time zone EST (UTC−5)
 • Summer (DST) EDT (UTC−4)
Postal code(s) J7T
Area code(s) 450 and 579
Highways
A-40

Route 340
Route 342
Website www.ville.
saint-lazare.qc.ca

Saint-Lazare, also known as Saint-Lazare-de-Vaudreuil, is an off-island suburb of Montreal, in southwestern Quebec, Canada in the Regional County Municipality of Vaudreuil-Soulanges.

This article describes Saint-Lazare-de-Vaudreuil. There is another, smaller village, named Saint-Lazare-de-Bellechasse that is located on route 279 about 25 miles southeast of Quebec City.

The city of Saint-Lazare has experienced rapid growth since 1990, fueled predominantly by the arrival of young, middle-class families. New residents flocked to the area seeking a more relaxed lifestyle than that of the island of Montreal.

Communities[edit]

  • Saint-Lazare-de-Vaudreuil
  • Saint-Lazare-Sud
  • Saint-Lazare-Nord
  • Saddlebrook
  • Cedarbrook
  • Sunnybrook
  • Chanterel

Demographics[edit]

Population[edit]

Historical Census Data - Saint-Lazare, Quebec[7]
Year Pop. ±%
1991 9,055 —    
1996 11,193 +23.6%
Year Pop. ±%
2001 12,895 +15.2%
2006 17,016 +32.0%
Year Pop. ±%
2011 19,295 +13.4%

Language[edit]

Canada Census Mother Tongue - Saint-Lazare, Quebec[7]
Census Total
French
English
French & English
Other
Year Responses Count Trend Pop % Count Trend Pop % Count Trend Pop % Count Trend Pop %
2011
19,185
10,290 Increase 11.5% 53.64% 7,045 Increase 14.3% 36.72% 440 Increase 76.0% 2.29% 1,410 Increase 2.9% 7.35%
2006
17,015
9,230 Increase 30.8% 54.25% 6,165 Increase 29.8% 36.23% 250 Decrease 5.7% 1.47% 1,370 Increase 65.1% 8.05%
2001
12,900
7,055 Increase 14.5% 54.69% 4,750 Increase 18.9% 36.82% 265 Increase 15.2% 2.05% 830 Increase 12.9% 6.43%
1996
11,120
6,160 n/a 55.39% 3,995 n/a 35.93% 230 n/a 2.07% 735 n/a 6.61%

Attractions[edit]

Events and attractions[edit]

Some of the popular attractions:

  • Aéroport Cooper
  • Bar Chez Maurice
  • Bar Planète St-Lazare
  • Camping Lac des Cèdres
  • Club équestre Les Forestiers
  • Sports Complex
  • Festivals
  • Festival équestre Gymkhana
  • Golf St-Lazare
  • Horse shows
  • La Pinière
  • Torchlight Parade (ATV)
  • Trails and paths
  • GuidesCanins canine sport center

Parks[edit]

ATV trail passing, criss-crossing with equestrian horse trails through the western portion of Saint-Lazare, Quebec.

Saint-Lazare is graced by significant public funding for its ambitious recreational projects. Bedard Park in the centre of the town is a relatively large park equipped with a small water park, a grass field, three baseball diamonds, and tennis courts. In the winter two hockey rinks and an ice skating oval are added. The park hosts several events throughout the year, among the biggest of which is the annual St-Jean-de-Baptiste festival. Other parks in Saint-Lazare are scattered among the small subdivisions throughout the municipality.

A new sports centre was opened to the public in 2006 which holds host to an indoor soccer turf and hockey rink.

Equestrian[edit]

Areas surrounding Saint-Lazare are dedicated to equestrian horse riding, including sanctioned trails that flow through wooded forests and nearby lakes in the region. Many trails are sand based, which is due in part to the popularity of this type of activity in the region. The town has one of the largest populations of horses, approximately 3,500 with many residential properties fully dedicated to breeding and horse training.

ATV[edit]

All-terrain vehicles are very popular in the region with an officially sanctioned trail, which runs between Saint-Lazare and the nearby town of Rigaud, Quebec. The trail is maintained by regional members of local ATV clubs. The trails are open in all four seasons, and groomed in the winter using heavy machinery.

Infrastructure[edit]

Transportation[edit]

A trial bus service is currently in process of being tested to provide public transportation between Saint-Lazare and Saint-Anne-De-Bellevue on the island of Montreal, connecting the town's residents to the extensive public transit network of the greater Montreal area.

Education[edit]

A new senior elementary school, Forest Hill Senior, was opened in 2006. Several high schools in the surrounding area provide secondary education to the region's growing young population. These include two English language public high schools (Westwood Senior - formerly Hudson High School - and Westwood Junior-formerly known as Vaudreuil Catholic High School), one French language public high school (Cité-des-Jeunes in Vaudreuil-Dorion), and a semi-private French-speaking institution in Rigaud (Collège-Bourget). A new English-language elementary school (Birchwood Elementary) has opened for the 2011 - 2012 school year, even after many delays in construction.

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