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Sainte-Anne-de-Bellevue Neighborhoods Guide

Sainte-Anne-de Bellevue is an on-island suburb located at the western tip of the island of Montreal. Established in 1703, it is the second oldest community on the West Island. Located where the St. Lawrence River and the Ottawa River meet, Saint-Anne’s has historically been a place of strategic importance. Early on, the location became a major fur trading outpost. A famous trader and Scottish immigrant, Simon Fraser, built a home there that is still in use today. Similar to most of the West Island municipalities, the pretty lakeside location of Ste. Anne’s became, over time, increasingly popular with wealthy Montrealers who initially built summer homes in the area. These homes grew into permanent residences as travel to and from the city was made easier by road and rail development. Locks were built to allow safe access to the Ottawa River and the Great Lakes creating a vital corridor for maritime travel and commerce. Today, the village of Ste. Anne de Bellevue maintains its charming, small town, holiday destination atmosphere, boasting many small shops and eateries along a scenic boardwalk. McGill University maintains a large Campus in Ste. Anne’s that houses their agricultural school, MacDonald College. John Abbott CEGEP is also located here.

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