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
Opened in 2002, the Dorval Museum of Local History and Heritage aims to highlight the various events and people who featured prominently in the City’s history, from colonization to the present day.
Located 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 - the Dorval Museum of Local History and Heritage combines historic cachet, innovative multimedia installations and original exhibitions to offer its visitors a unique experience in the heart of Dorval’s history.
The Museum is divided into four sections:
- the former stalls which are quite rare in Canada,
- the Hall of Fame of Dorval, featuring several characters who have shaped Dorval since its origins,
- the atrium with its unparalleled view of Lake Saint-Louis
- and upstairs a timeline punctuated by artifacts and multimedia installations tells us the great events of the Dorval history.
► To take part in an activity held at the Museum
Visit the Courses and Activites section and, in the right-hand column, undertake a search by selecting the Museum in the location field.
► To view the temporary exhibits and specials events that take place at the Museum
Visit the Events section and, in the right-hand column, undertake a search by selecting the Museum in the location field.
⇒ You can also type "Museum" in the search bar to view a complete list of activities, events, and exhibits held at the Museum.
Dorval: More Than Three Hundred Years of History!
This permanent exhibition portrays the social and economic history of the City of Dorval, from colonization to the present day. Its three components, showcased through old coach house stalls, a Hall of Honor, and a time line recounting the great events of Dorval’s history, reveal all the secrets of this city where it is great to live!
New: 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 designed to make you relive, quite literally, decades of local history.
» 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 out the form and return it to the Museum. This form is also available at the Museum.
Volunteer at the Museum
The Dorval Museum of Local History and Heritage is always looking for dynamic and history-loving people to join its team of volunteers.
No matter how much time you can devote to volunteering, every hour you dedicate to it will allow you to:
- Continuously develop your knowledge of the history of Dorval and its community
- Occupy your leisure time while remaining a fun and flexible engagement
- Share your interest in history and heritage with other enthusiasts
- Be personally invited to all museum events, free of charge
Become a volunteer and help change your community!
Contact us at (514) 633-4314.