Vaudreuil-Dorion is conveniently located at the intersections of highways 20, 30 and 40 making it the commercial hub of the area with most of the larger brand name stores having outlet stores in the area. It is a rapidly growing area with a population that has double in size over the last 15 years to more than 38,000. The growth has been well planned to ensure that there are an abundance of parks, sports fields, arenas, and other amenities. In 2016, the Minister of Health and Social Services officially announced the location of the future Vaudreuil-Soulanges hospital, which will break ground in 2018.
There are many cultural attractions in the city such as The Musée régional de Vaudreuil-Soulanges which is located in an old schoolhouse completed in 1859 and Maison Trestler, an old fur-trading post dating back to 1798.
There are many events and festivals in the area as well, such as; a Mozaik parade, circus festival, historical Seigneuriales event and O Tour Felix.
Vaudreuil-Dorion has an abundance of sports facilities, a skate park, beach volleyball areas, artificial-turf football field and the regions largest sports center. Vaudreuil-Dorion borders the Lake of Two Mountains and Lac St Francis of the St Lawrence River. There are some beautiful waterfront parks to allow residents access to water and ice sports. Windsurfers and parasailers can be often seen flying across the water and ice!
The area has 9 elementary schools, 7 French speaking, one Trilingual and one English school. There is also a very large French high school and an adult education school.
Being situated between 3 highways allows for easy access for commuters. There are also two train stations, an express bus to the metro and a specialized paratransit service. There is also a local bus system RTM which provides transportation for Vaudreuil-Dorion, L’Île-Perrot, Notre-Dame- de-l’Île- Perrot, Pincourt, Rigaud, Saint-Lazare, and Hudson.
When visitors drive along rue St Charles near the water they will see words "Je suis..." (I am..), written in huge, bold letters, sitting on a stone foundation in the Parc de la Maison-Valois. The statue is part of a project that started in 2010 to promote dialogue and respect for differences through active citizen participation in creativity, culture and the reinvention of the community. Citizens can come together, interact and get to know one another, giving a sense of belonging to the community no matter what their background.