Montreal's West Island was and is the center of English-speaking Quebec. Historically this English "half" was actually the farmland of French-speaking people until the 1950s and 60s. The result of this glorious cultural "smooch-ifying" is the West Island we know and love today. It is a place of eclectic design, with both French and British influences, and buildings from every era. The West Island, apart from having large suburban development (strip malls, highways, etc.) features huge green spaces, lakes, rivers, trails, nature reserves, golf courses, beaches, museums, and more. There's lots to do on the shores and in the restaurants and shops of Lake Saint-Louis. Here's some of our favorite places to hang out and grab a cold one if you're from West Island or just there for some outdoor fun and maybe outlet shopping.
Cunningham's PubCunningham's Pub in Hudson
The Pioneer (a.k.a. Clydes)
The Pioneer formally known as Clydes, has made MTLblog's lists before for phenomenal chicken wings. The Pioneer remains a great young locals spot for drinks, wing night, and live music. -- An institution from some of our team members' halcyon days as well ;).