L'Île-Bizard ̶ Sainte-Geneviève

Located on the West Island of Montreal, the borough of L’Île-Bizard-Sainte-Geneviève has many vast green spaces and covers an area of 23.6 km2.

The borough is bordered by two rivers, Lac des Deux Montagnes and Rivière des Prairies, which surround L’Île-Bizard. The river also runs along the north shore of the Sainte-Geneviève sector and forms a natural boundary between the two sectors of the borough.

The peaceful living environment, the green spaces, the many heritage buildings, the theatre and the CEGEP are powerful attractions for newcomers to the borough, especially families with children. The predominantly young, family-oriented population makes transportation and recreational activities, issues of prime importance for the borough.


Our borough is the result of the merger of two former municipalities with a great and beautiful history. On October 24, 1678, the Frontenac government granted the island, then called Île Bonaventure, as a seigneury to Jacques Bizard. This date marks the beginning of the history of Île-Bizard.


Quartier de Sainte-Geneviève.

Quartier L’Île-Bizard

Located across the street from the Sainte-Geneviève district, Île-Bizard is a very peaceful residential neighbourhood that offers magnificent views of nature. Surrounded by vast green spaces, including the Bois-de-L’Île-Bizard nature park and three golf courses, L’Île-Bizard stands out for its rural character and its Paysage humanisé project.

Cégep Gérald-Godin dans l'arrondissement de L'Île-Bizard ̶ Sainte-Geneviève.

Quartier Sainte-Geneviève

Located at the foot of the Jacques-Bizard Bridge and along Gouin Boulevard, the village of Sainte-Geneviève is full of well-preserved heritage buildings. Several of them were chosen as part of the Opération patrimoine architectural de Montréal. The neighbourhood is home to société patrimoine et histoire de L’Île-Bizard et Sainte-Geneviève and Salle Pauline-Julien.

Key figures

  • 23.6 km²
  • 18,413
  • 780
    inhabitant per km²
  • 44 years
    age (average)