Dorval Museum of Local History and Heritage
1850 Lakeshore Drive
Telephone: 514 633-4314
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Free entrance (except during special events, if specified)
Guided group tours available upon reservation
- Thursday to Sunday, from 1 p.m. to 4:30 p.m.
- Monday to Wednesday: Closed
The Dorval Museum of Local History and Heritage is housed in the former coach house of the Forest and Stream Club, which was built in 1874 by Alfred S. Brown, storekeeper of the Grand Trunk Railroad Company and Director of the Bank of Montreal.
Open since 2002, the museum’s mission is to present various events and people who featured prominently in the history of Dorval.
The Museum is divided into four sections: the former stalls which are quite rare in Canada, the Hall of Fame of Dorval, the atrium with its unparalleled view of Lake Saint-Louis and upstairs a timeline punctuated by artifacts tells us the great events of the Dorval history.
Events and exhibits
Visit the Events section to know what's happening at the Museum.
Dorval: More Than Three Hundred Years of History!
Dorval, more than three hundred years of history, a permanent exhibition that portrays the social and economic history of the City of Dorval, from colonization to the present day. During your visit you will discover the old stalls, rare example of this type of stable, the hall of honor of the prominent figures in the history of Dorval, the atrium and its breathtaking view of Lake Saint-Louis, and upstairs a timeline punctuated by artifacts tells us the great events of the Dorval history.
New as of September 8: History Comes to Life at the Museum!
Rediscover the permanent exhibition Dorval, More than Three Hundred Years of History! through a brand new multimedia experience.
» For a virtual tour of the Museum, click here.
Donate to the Museum
Almost all objects were given or lent by citizens concerned with maintaining history and preserving the past.
The Museum is a non-profit organization. Income tax receipts are issued on demand for donations of objects or cash.
Your ideas are important to us; share your vision of history with us.
If you have any objects that you would like to donate to the Dorval Museum of Local History and Heritage, please fill in a form and return it to the Museum. This form is also available at the Museum.
Volunteer at the Museum
We are always looking for new volunteers in many fields to give historical information to our groups and visitors. Participate in our special events:
- Museum celebrations
- Museum days
- Cultural days
- Heritage Campaign
- Dorval Celebrates
No matter how much time you can devote to volunteering, each hour contributes to changing our community.
You choose your own schedule (weekdays or weekends).
You get to know your community better.
You develop new aptitudes.
You share your aptitudes and talents with others.
You meet new friends.
Your volunteering experiences can be added to your CV and be useful in your studies and at work.
You become part of a terrific team!
Contact us at (514) 633-4314.