Saint-Lazare, Quebec

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Not to be confused with St. Lazare.
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Location within Vaudreuil-Soulanges RCM.
Location within Vaudreuil-Soulanges RCM.
Saint-Lazare is located in Southern Quebec
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
 • Mayor Robert Grimaudo
 • Federal riding Vaudreuil-Soulanges
 • Prov. riding Soulanges
 • 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

Route 340
Route 342
Website www.ville.

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.


  • Saint-Lazare-de-Vaudreuil
  • Saint-Lazare-Sud
  • Saint-Lazare-Nord
  • Saddlebrook
  • Cedarbrook
  • Sunnybrook
  • Chanterel
  • Forest Hill
  • Maple Ridge



Canada census – Saint-Lazare, Quebec community profile
2011 2006
Population: 19,295 (+13.4% from 2006) 17,016 (+32.0% from 2001)
Land area: 66.62 km2 (25.72 sq mi) 66.53 km2 (25.69 sq mi)
Population density: 289.6/km2 (750/sq mi) 255.7/km2 (662/sq mi)
Median age: 38.4 (M: 38.7, F: 38.2) 36.6 (M: 36.7, F: 36.4)
Total private dwellings: 6,546 5,765
Median household income: $97,138 $84,334
References: 2011[4] 2006[5] earlier[6]
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%


Canada Census Mother Tongue - Saint-Lazare, Quebec[7]
Census Total
French & English
Year Responses Count Trend Pop % Count Trend Pop % Count Trend Pop % Count Trend Pop %
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%
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%
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%
6,160 n/a 55.39% 3,995 n/a 35.93% 230 n/a 2.07% 735 n/a 6.61%


Events and attractions[edit]

Some of the popular attractions:

  • Aéroport Cooper
  • Bar Chez Maurice
  • Bar Planète St-Lazare
  • 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


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.


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.


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.



The city is served by the 51 bus from the CIT La Presqu'Île, terminating at the Vaudreuil train station.


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.

Sports clubs[edit]

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