Though the city of Dorval occupies the largest surface area in the West Island, it is the least-densely populated.
Pierre Elliot Trudeau International Airport takes up about 60% of Dorval’s land.
Dorval Island, a tiny island in the middle of the St. Lawrence, bills itself as Canada’s smallest municipality, with a population of just 54. Residents only inhabit the island for six months of the year between May and October when ferry service is available.
Former Prime Minister Paul Martin represented the riding of LaSalle-Émard from 1988 until 2006, while former Conservative finance minister Jim Flaherty was born and raised in Lachine.