Lachine is a borough within the city of Montreal on the Island, in southwestern Quebec, Canada.

It was named after a contraction of la petite Chine (“little China”) by the French adventurer Robert Cavelier, sieur de La Salle, as he was searching for a path to China in 1667. The site was first settled in 1675. It was here that the Iroquois massacred roughly 250 French inhabitants and soldiers in 1689. Lachine was once an important stopping point for fur traders on their trip to the West. It was formed as a city in 1848 and remained so until 2002, when it was integrated into Montreal.

Pharmaceuticals and machinery for the pulp and paper sector are among the local industries. Rolls Royce Canada Limited has its headquarters in Lachine, where commercial and military aircraft engines are built and maintained. A big marina for leisure boating is located in the borough. The Le Ber–Le Moyne House (1669), an archaeological collection, and two sculpture gardens make up the Lachine Museum. The Fur Trade at Lachine National Historic Site is also located in the borough. Lachine offers small-town living without being too far from downtown, thanks to its stunning waterfront, local market, and calm streets.

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Behavior & Style of Living

Lachine’s way of life centers around the water. Families and couples can be seen bicycling, rollerblading, walking, and picnicking along the shoreline during the summer. A popular activity is to have lunch or ice cream at one of the St. Joseph Boulevard eateries. During the winter, cross-country skiers flock to the seaside. The Lachine Museum, which has both indoor and outdoor activities, provides visitors with an overview of the area’s history and art.

Reasons to Live in Lachine

  • Peaceful Vibe

Living in Lachine means having access to the beautiful Lac St-Louis waterfront. It features about twenty kilometers of multi-use park space perfect for walking, biking, picnicking, and other hobbies. Lachine is neither a legitimate West Island suburb nor urban Montreal. It’s a great spot for families and anyone looking for some serenity.

  • Diversity

Lachine is borough with many different age groups, but its countless schools, parks, and pools — as well as its affordable real estate – appeal to families, particularly those with children. It also has a number of retirement residences, reflecting that it is home to the elderly. Lachine’s inviting attitude is a result of its diversity, which includes old, young, and everyone in between.

  • Great Location

Lachine is nearby to the Montréal–Pierre Elliott Trudeau International Airport, which is located in Dorval. Highway 20 sends commuters deeper onto the West Island or, in the opposite direction, downtown for travels closer to home. The train station is located in the western portion of the borough, which is convenient for residents. Not only does Lachine have a beautiful network of bike paths along the shore, but it also has a nice network of bike pathways throughout the city.

  • Art & Culture

Lachine is not short on culture. In contrast, the Musée de Lachine, housed in a building originating from the seventeenth century, has both art and history, the sculpture gardens of the Musée plein air de Lachine. The borough also features a number of entertainment venues that are frequently rented by touring artists.


Here are some recent statistics regarding the Lachine Real Estate Market (Centris)

Single Family Home $665,000 (up 17% in the last 4 quarters)
Condo $375,000 (up 19% in the last 4 quarters)
Plex (2 to 5 units) $637,500 (up 15% in the last 4 quarters)


Lachine is home to many English and French schools such as College Sainte-Anne,  Secondaire, Lachine. This institution offers exclusive interest programs. Renowned for its international component, the establishment has forged links with partner schools on the 5 continents since 2007.

To stimulate the creativity of young people, Sainte-Anne has developed le Cours de Demain (The Course of Tomorrow), an innovative pedagogical model that places them at the center of the learning process. Sainte-Anne has three levels of education: preschool-primary, secondary and college.

There are also many Retirement homes, daycares and public Libraries.

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Quick Demographics

Age, Income and marital status

The average age in the city of Lachine is 42 years old with an average household income of $69,739. 35% of the population are couples without children and 41% are couples with children. 24% of the population in Lachine are single parent families.


59% of the population in Lachine speak French, while 30% speak English. Other languages make up to only 11%.