|The Wonderful West Island!|
The West Island is the unofficial name given to the western cities and boroughs of the Island of Montreal, in Quebec, Canada. The West Island's population is approximately 222,000 and although most of its residents are today bilingual, anglophones still make up the majority of the West Island's population.
The West Island has a multicultural look with modern buildings and country homes side by side. The region boasts large green spaces bordering rivers and lakes, bike trails, nature parks, museums, cross-country ski trails, ecological farms, golf courses and cultural sites. As a testimony to its 300-year-old history, residents and visitors alike will discover fascinating 18th-century buildings. The shores of Lake Saint-Louis offer a unique setting with café-terrasses, restaurants and boutiques filled with quaint old world charm.
The region is home to the Montréal/Pierre Elliott Trudeau International Airport (formerly Montreal-Dorval), John Abbott College, the Macdonald College of McGill University, the Fairview Pointe-Claire and Galeries des Sources malls, as well as Montreal's largest park, the Cap-Saint-Jacques Nature Park.