The city is situated on an island on the St. Lawrence River.
Salaberry was named after Colonel Charles de Salaberry who served with the British army during the War of 1812. “Valleyfield” came from the Valleyfield Mills, a paper mill south of Edinburgh in Scotland.
It is the seat of the Roman Catholic Diocese of Valleyfield.
Salaberry-de-Valleyfield is the seat of the judicial district of Beauharnois.
It is 65 km west of Montreal: take Autoroute 20 out off the city to Autoroute 30, and head south to Route 530. Follow that west, and turn right onto Rue des Stables.
From the Mansfield terminal in Montreal, take Exo bus 28 (51 min, $7, hourly) to avenue Bourdon/rue Principale, and transfer to Exo bus 1 (45 min, $8, every 30 min) (Dec 2018).
Montreal’s 1 Pierre Elliott Trudeau Airport (YUL IATA) (also known to locals as Dorval Airport) is 50 km to the east. The airport is served by all major Canadian and U.S. airlines and is a major hub for Air Canada, Air Transat, and WestJet.
- Taxibus Salaberry De Valleyfield, ☎+1 450-370-0600. Daily until 00:15. A shared taxi srrvice. Call for reservations. (updated Dec 2018)