Located next to the island of Montréal. Laval is one of the smallest tourist regions of Quebec. This city houses surprising number of scientific, educational and cultural attractions catering to all ages.
You will be charmed by the beauty of Laval’s numerous expositions and art galleries.
Its Cosmodôme Space Science Centre features mankind’s greatest accomplishments in Space (but it also khown for its cultural, young and family activities) and its MicroZoo exhibition lets you plunge into a surprising world with an original zoological-garden approach at the Armand-Frappier Museum, the Recreatheque, the Jungle Adventure, which is a huge maze on several levels.
You can as well share the excitement of the young for the various crafts displayed at the Children Museum of Laval (Musée pour enfants de Laval).
Besides, Laval is home to a number of vocational and technical centres, colleges and universities, such as College Montmorency, CDI College, Centre de formation Compétences-2000, Centre de formation en métallurgie de Laval, Centre de formation Le Chantier, Centre de formation horticole de Laval, Chomedey Centre, Centre de formation Paul-Émile-Dufresne, Herzing College, École hôtelière de Laval, Delta College, École polymécanique de Laval, Institut de protection contre les incendies du Québec, Laval campus of the Université de Montréal and Laval campus of the Université du Québec à Montréal.
As for patrimony, the city is home to many historic houses, churches, monuments and old neighbourhoods that recall the high points of the island’s development. Indeed, ancient villages like Sainte-Rose, Saint-Vincent-de-Paul and Sainte-Dorothée retain their old-time charm and antique houses. The local Calvary and Cross-relay is another way to discover the fascinating history of the pioneers.
In fact, every district in Laval offers a large number of outdoor activities. In the Sainte-Dorothée district, you will discover a large amount of flowers. Sainte-Rose, it specializes in popular festivals like the Symposium de peinture et de sculpture de Rose-Art and the Huge Island Bonfire.
Guests will also find a few parks, including the popular parc de la Rivière-des-Mille-Îles. It is impossible to remain indifferent at the Centre de la Nature in the Saint-Vincent-de-Paul district, because of its 50 hectares (123 acres) of green spaces. It is so beautiful that it is now a member of the Association des grands jardins du Québec.
The city of Laval has two separate school boards, the Commission scolaire de Laval for French-speaking students and the Sir Wilfrid Laurier School Board for English-speaking students.
De l'Étoile Avenue of Laval City. Photo : © ProvinceQuebec