The Stations

Georges-Vanier

Georges-Vanier is a station on the Orange Line of Montreal's Metro. It is named for the nearby boulevard Georges-Vanier, which itself was named for the Rt. Hon. Georges-Philias Vanier.

The station features only one entrance and is located in a residential area, just outside of downtown Montréal. The station has a very clean and conservative look with the dark tile floor and brick walls. From the entrance to the mezzanine and finally to the platforms, the path taken is a bit long and windy but interesting all the same.

Once past the fare gates, the main art installation of the station comes into view. It is a large concrete tree, illuminated from a single skylight at the surface. Passing alongside the tree are the accesses and walkways to the platforms.

At the platform level, the decor changes in the tunnelled portion of the station to be various shades of blue ceramic tiles on the walls. 

UNIQUE FEATURES

Georges-Vanier is located between Lionel-Groulx and Lucien L'Allier, two fairly busy stations, yet this station is very quiet by comparison. Overall, the station was ranked second to last in terms of passenger volume for 2020, and as a result, is often very quiet and calm. With the nice seating on the mezzanine near the tree, it can be a nice spot to sit down and rest.

PUBLIC ARTWORK

The main artwork is entitled "Un arbre dans le parc" and was created by Michel Dernuet. It is a large concrete pillar in the shape of a tree, that has illumination integrated into its branches. The tree is located on the Côte-Vertu side of the platforms, while the Montmorency side features blue ceramics, which symbolize a fresh spring in the woods.

STATION FACTS AND MAP
  • Opening Date: April 28, 1980
  • Line: 2
  • Previous Station: Lionel-Groulx
  • Following Station: Lucien-L'Allier
  • Entrances: 1