The borough of Rivière-des-Prairies–Pointe-aux-Trembles is located in Montreal. Rivière-des-Prairies and Pointe-aux-Trembles are the two districts that make up this territory. It is the second biggest territory in the City of Montreal, with a surface area of 42.3 km2.

The name of the borough is a combination of the two communities that were annexed to Montreal, Rivière-des-Prairies joined in 1963 and Pointe-aux-Trembles in 1982. It is home to 102,457 people.

Rivière-des-Prairies is mostly made up of houses, with a few forested regions and fields thrown in the mix. Pointe-aux-Trembles is busier and more urban, although it still has a suburban feel about it. The third area, La Pointe-aux-Prairies, is a typical suburb with townhouses, apartments, and single-family homes, making it a popular choice for young families who want to stay on Montréal’s island. The Rivière-des-Prairies River runs through Montreal’s northern border with Laval.

The Rivière-des-Prairies—Pointe-aux-Trembles surrounds the island’s east end, providing beautiful waterfront views, parks, and clean air. You’ll discover a more industrial sector a bit farther inshore, with huge enterprises. the region has several sections of residential neighborhoods, giving it a suburban vibe.

This is a quickly developing borough. It is growing increasingly popular with families, young couples searching for their first home, and even older couples seeking to adjust their living after the children have left.  Rivière-des-Prairies–Pointe-aux-Trembles combines all of the desirable elements of the metropolis, plus an unbeatable peacefulness fitting the suburbs!

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Reasons to Live in Rivière-des-Prairies–Pointe-aux-Trembles

  • Convenience

With the opening of the Pointe-aux-Trembles station (Train de l’Est) in 2015 and the upcoming expansion of the blue metro line, this neighborhood is gaining appeal ease of access. Indeed, Montreal’s downtown hasn’t ever appeared so nearby! Taking public transportation to work eliminates the need to drive, which is a convenience that everyone loves. If you must go by car, the accessibility of highways 40 and 25 should not be underestimated.

  • Nature

The borough of Rivière-des-Prairies–Pointe-aux-Trembles encompasses the whole eastern point of Montreal’s island. Because it is bordered by the Rivière-des-Prairies and the St. Lawrence River, its citizens enjoy access to multiple bodies of water. Many parks have recently been established along the river’s banks, allowing visitors to take in the spectacular view. In this municipality, which has over 60 parks, including two regional parks, nature has a particular significance.

  • Reasonably Priced

Rivière-des-Prairies—Pointe-aux-Trembles is a relatively affordable neighborhood. It’s laid-back, unpretentious, and most importantly, affordable. Real estate is less expensive than on the rest of Montreal’s island, there are several shopping malls featuring big-box retailers as well as a variety of casual chain restaurants.

Here are some recent statistics regarding the Rivière-des-Prairies–Pointe-aux-Trembles Real Estate Market (Centris)

Single Family Home $470,000 (up 17% in the last 4 quarters)
Condo $290,000 (up 28% in the last 4 quarters)
Plex (2 to 5 units) $607,500 (up 13% in the last 4 quarters)

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This Borough is home to a wide variety of elementary and high schools such as Commission Scolaire De La Pointe-De-L’ile, École secondaire Jean-Grou, East Hill Elementary School and colleges like Cégep Marie Victorin.

Pointe-aux-Trembles Public Library, and Rivière-des-Prairies Library are also found in Rivière-des-Prairies–Pointe-aux-Trembles.

Quick Demographics

Age, income & marital status

The average age in Rivière-des-Prairies–Pointe-aux-Trembles is 42 years old with an average household income of about $75,460. 34% of the population are couples without children at home. 43% are couples with children and 23% make up single parent families.


  • French 71%
  • English 16%
  • Others languages 13%

Source: Canada 247