July 12, 2022
Second edition of the paddle up event in the Soulanges Canal
On July 23 will be held the second edition of the paddle up event in the Soulanges Canal. The Parc du canal de Soulanges and the Conseil du bassin versant de la région de Vaudreuil-Soulanges (COBAVER-VS), in collaboration with the Ministère de l’Environnement et de la Lutte contre les changements climatiques (MELCC), invite the public to come and paddle along the 7.5 km course with portages, allowing the discovery of the magnificent landscape and architectural ensemble that is Lock 4 of the Soulanges Canal
Date: Saturday, July 23, 2022. Postponed to the next day in case of rain.
Cost: Free for participants who own their own boat. Some boats are available upon reservation ($).
Location: launch: chemin Saint-Féréol, Les Cèdres. Parking and departure of the land shuttle : Pointe-des-Cascades.
Difficulty level: Intermediate. Route: 7.5 km, with two portages totaling 600 meters.
Registration: https: //canaldesoulanges.ca/eventer/descente2022
See the Soulanges Canal from a unique perspective
As paddle sports are becoming more and more popular, the Soulanges Canal is becoming an interesting destination for paddlers. A calm waterway, it promises a recreational and contemplative practice that allows you to discover the Soulanges Canal from a new perspective.
The event will also be the occasion to inaugurate a self-sustaining course set up by the Parc du canal de Soulanges, with the docks installed for the event becoming permanent installations in the summer season in order to maximize access to the water in the Park.
Within the framework of Le Mois de l’eau, the COBAVER-VS, partner of the event, sees it as a great opportunity to make citizens aware of water issues. Whether by kayak or paddleboard, throughout the course, the event in the Soulanges Canal will allow you to learn more about the water issues that affect the Vaudreuil-Soulanges region. This event is a perfect fit with their efforts to promote accessibility to the region’s waterways.
June – Mois de l’eau
Water Month is an initiative that is part of the Plan d’action 2018-2023 de la Stratégie québécoise de l’eau, which deploys concrete measures to protect, use and manage water and aquatic environments in a responsible, integrated and sustainable manner. From May to July, many water-related activities will take place across the province. To discover the complete list of activities and learn more about water: www.moisdeleau.org.
About the partners
Parc du canal de Soulanges
Created in 2021 following the signing of historic agreements between the MRC of Vaudreuil-Soulanges, the ministère des Transports Quebec and the municipalities along the canal, the Parc du canal de Soulanges’ mission is to develop, enhance and animate the canal from the perspectives of heritage, outdoor activities, culture and sustainable development.
Conseil du bassin versant de la région de Vaudreuil-Soulanges
Founded in 2009, le Conseil du bassin versant de la région de Vaudreuil-Soulanges is a non-profit watershed organization mandated by the Government of Quebec to develop, update and implement the region’s Plan directeur de l’eau. and ensure consultation, planning and coordination of integrated water management in the territory.