Dorval was founded in 1667 and is the oldest city on the island of Montreal. Even though Dorval has city status it was merged several years ago into the city of Montreal. Dorval has a population of almost 20,000. The south part of Dorval lies on the shores of the St. Lawrence River. The climate zone lies on a transitional zone between the hot summer humid continental and the warm summer humid continental. Summers tend to be humid and the average daytime temperature is about 24°C. Winters are generally cold, windy, lots of snow and at times quite icy. Daytime highs in winter average -8°.
Visual and performing arts can be discovered at the Dorval Museum of Local History and Heritage not to mention historical displays. Golf Dorval is close by should you wish to shoot a round of golf. There is a bike path that includes the waterfront area if going for a stroll is on your list of things to enjoy. There is no shortage of restaurants in Dorval including fine dining to casual fare; some are located on the waterfront. The Forest and Stream Club is worth a special mention. This venue doesn’t house just fine dining; this is also a place for meetings and events. If you frequently visit Dorval and you become a member of this club you’re entitled to your own private cellar so you can enjoy your pre-selected wines. Dorval’s electric nightlife includes nightclubs, pubs, and sports bars have action that goes well into the night. There are some shopping areas that you can discover as well.