The Stations


Cartier is a station on the Orange Line on Montreal's Metro. It is named for nearby Boulevard Cartier, which itself was named for George-Étienne Cartier, who was a French-Canadian statesman and Father of Confederation.

The station is located on the north shore in Laval and is among the three newest stations in the metro system.

The are several entrances from street level, one of which has a nice garden area right outside. The primary look and style inside the station are concrete and orange metal panelling. The spaces are all large and nicely arranged, making it easy to find one's way around. 

From the entrance, escalators, stairs and elevators lead down to the mezzanine, where the fare gates and a convenience store can be found. From here, the accesses to the metro are found on both sides of the corridor, as well as across an overhead walkway that is enclosed with glass side walls and a metal panel ceiling.

Once at platform level, the concrete and orange metal panel theme continues, providing a subtle cue that this station serves the Orange Line of the Metro.


Cartier has a nice garden area at street level outside of the entrance. Another unique aspect is that the distance between Cartier and De La Concorde is the longest between two stations underground (Berri-UQAM to Jean-Drapeau is longer but it mostly travels under the river).


There are two public artworks. Tall metal spires in the garden area entitled "L'Homme est un roseau pensant III" by Jacek Jarnuszkiewicz. The second is called "Dessins suspendus" by Yvon Proulx and is located in another entrance to the station.

  • Opening Date: April 26, 2007
  • Line: 2
  • Previous Station: Henri-Bourassa
  • Following Station: De La Concorde
  • Entrances: 4


  • Total Entries: 3,298,937
  • Weekday Average: 12,565
  • Saturday Average: 5,404
  • Sunday Average: 3,880

The numbers above are the total sum of entries at the station for the year 2019. Transfers between lines and exits from the station are not counted. The weekday and weekend averages are based on the fall 2019 period of Sept 3 to Dec 6, 2019.