Destination guide

Outdoor adventures in an island city

With boundaries defined by rivers rather than streets, Laval is a delightful departure from a traditional urban center. Comprised of a handful of river islands, Laval is more than just a bedroom community to nearby Montreal – it’s a thriving metropolis of modern business, historic buildings, and verdant agriculture. Laval vacation rentals provide a comfortable place to rest while exploring the exquisite churches, quirky neighborhoods, and bustling river life of this unique city. From winter sleigh rides and snow-shoeing to interactive space missions and summer canoe trips, there’s always something to do in this city of islands.

Things to do

Explore with body and mind in Laval

Laval vacation rentals provide access to the gorgeous parks and rivers which lie within minutes of any spot on the islands, but the area also boasts indoor activities that will stimulate the mind and engage the body. Embrace your inner astronaut at the Cosmodome, a fully immersive experience that teaches space travel and exploration through interactive virtual missions. Or, pop over to SkyVenture Montreal to simulate sky-diving in a freefall simulator. Whether it's summer or winter, you'll always find a balmy oasis in the Bistro and Indoor Surf Center, Maeva Surf, where you can show off your surfing skills or swim in the indoor wave pool.

Activities

Enjoy life by the river in Laval

Bordered on one side by the Riviere des Mille Iles and the other by the Riviere des Prairies, Laval is a haven for water sports. In summer, you can spend hours day on the sun-dappled water in a rented canoe or kayak. Come winter, tie up your skates or strap into cross-country skis for an invigorating day out on the frozen ponds and snowy trails near Laval vacation rentals. You can also take a tranquil cruise around the islands, with guided tours weaving through the archipelago, allowing you to admire the natural grandeur of the waterways, not to mention the lush flora all around.

Weather

Something for all seasons

Surrounded by rivers, Laval enjoys temperate summers and cold, snowy winters. It also has significant rainfall levels each year, so be sure to pack umbrellas and raincoats before heading out for the day. Summer evenings can be drafty and cool, so always bring a light jacket or sweater. Falling snow and glittering icicles create a winter wonderland in Laval, but be prepared with warm boots, heavy jackets, hats, and gloves so you can truly enjoy tramping through the snow drifts, gliding across the frozen ponds, and trekking back to your cozy Laval vacation rental after a grand day out.

Natural features

An urban gateway

Laval provides an enchanting gateway to Eastern Canada's largest cities, with the glistening Riviere des Prairies all that separates Laval from Montreal. Those who want to explore the cobbled streets of Old Montreal or experience the clubs and restaurants of this bustling city can drive across one of several bridges to the south. The vast St. Lawrence River is a short drive away, and is well worth exploring via river cruise. Adventurers may head further south to see the Canadian border with New York, or head a few hours west to visit Ottawa, the capital of Canada.

How to get there

Traveling to and around Laval

The nearest airport is in Montreal, QC (YUL-Pierre Elliott Trudeau Intl.), located 10.6 mi (17.1 km) from the city center. If you can't find a flight that's convenient for your trip, you could also fly into Montreal, QC (YHU-St. Hubert), which is 16.6 mi (26.7 km) away.

If you prefer to travel by train, Laval Vimont Station, Laval Sainte Rose Station and Montreal Concorde Station are the main stations that serve the city. You can see more of Laval by catching a ride on the metro at Montmorency Station, De la Concorde Station or Cartier Station.

Where to stay around Laval?

Our 2019 property listings offer a large selection of 2,030 vacation rentals near Laval. From 419 Houses to 1,500 Condos/Apartments, find a unique house rental for you to enjoy a memorable stay with your family and friends. The best places to stay near Laval for a holiday or a weekend are on HomeAway.

What are the most popular destinations to visit in Laval?

There are many lovely places to stay for a holiday trip or just for a weekend in Laval. From HomeAway travelers, the most popular destinations to visit are:

  • Laval-des-Rapides: 1,993 vacation rentals
  • Sainte-Dorothée: 921 vacation rentals
  • Carrefour Laval: 2,119 vacation rentals
  • Arena Chomedey: 2,084 vacation rentals
  • Laval Vimont Station: 2,103 vacation rentals

And HomeAway offers you the chance to discover many other popular destinations in Laval! Please use our search bar to access the selection of vacation rentals available in other popular destinations.

What are the main cities to discover in Laval?

Whether you're traveling with family or friends, here are the cities with the largest selection of vacation rentals for a holiday trip or just for a weekend in Laval:

  • Laval-des-Rapides: 1,993 rentals
  • Sainte-Dorothée: 921 rentals
  • Montreal: 2,097 rentals
  • Saint-Sauveur: 353 rentals
  • Brossard: 1,954 rentals

For other cities, please use our search bar to access the selection of vacation rentals available.

Can I find easy-access vacation rentals when traveling by plane to Laval?

Yes of course. Our owners offer a large selection of vacation rentals near airports. The airports with a large selection of vacation rentals in Laval are:

  • Pierre Elliott Trudeau International Airport (YUL): 2,081 vacation rentals
  • Montreal International Mirabel Airport (YMX): 252 vacation rentals
  • St Hubert Airport (YHU): 2,071 vacation rentals

For other airports, please use our search bar to access the selection of vacation rentals available.

Near which points of interest can I spend my holidays in Laval?

HomeAway offers a large selection of rentals near lovely places in Laval. From HomeAway travelers, the most popular points of interest to stay for a holiday trip or just for a weekend are:

  • Carrefour Laval: 2,119 rentals
  • Arena Chomedey: 2,084 rentals
  • Laval Vimont Station: 2,103 rentals
  • College Montmorency: 2,087 rentals
  • Laval Sainte Rose Station: 2,088 rentals

But there are many other points of interest around Laval listed on HomeAway where you can find your place to stay. Just write your wanted destination in our search bar and have a look at our selection.

Explore destinations around Laval

Laval-des-Rapides
1,993 vacation rentals
Sainte-Dorothée
921 vacation rentals
Montreal
2,097 vacation rentals
Saint-Sauveur
353 vacation rentals
Brossard
1,954 vacation rentals
Longueuil
1,832 vacation rentals
Pointe-Claire
377 vacation rentals
Hudson
41 vacation rentals
Piedmont
255 vacation rentals
Sainte-Adèle
1,356 vacation rentals
Saint-Jean-sur-Richelieu
62 vacation rentals
Westmount
1,995 vacation rentals
Dorval
1,908 vacation rentals
Côte Saint-Luc
1,992 vacation rentals
Vaudreuil-Dorion
71 vacation rentals
Boucherville
1,837 vacation rentals
St-Hippolyte
222 vacation rentals
Saint-Eustache
111 vacation rentals
Montreal East
1,720 vacation rentals
Mille-Isles
199 vacation rentals