The perfect way to discover the Soulanges Canal

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Soulanges cycling path

The Soulanges cycling path goes along the canal on its first 23.5 km (from Pointe-des-Cascades to Les Coteaux), then continues through Saint-Zotique and Rivière-Beaudette, for a total of 35 km of asphalt path.

You’ll find along the way many rest areas with bicycle repair stations, bathrooms, furniture for you to relax and signage to easily orient yourself.

Is there an entrance cost?

No! Apart from some specific activities, there is no entrance fee to the park. This way, you can pick whichever parking fits best your adventure, and start from there.

Are dogs allowed on the cycling path?

Yes! Following 2022’s successful pilot project, dogs are now allowed under these conditions:

  • Under surveillance at all times
  • On a leash, maximum lenght of 1.5 meters
  • Retractable leashes are not allowed
  • Kept on the right side of their owner, outside of the cycling path
  • Excrements are picked up on the spot
  • Courtesy is essential
  • Please avoid busy period if possible
  • Direspect of these conditions could lead to fees

Photo credit: L’Art de capter by Josiane Farand

The cycling season by the canal

The Soulanges cycling path is open and cleaned from May onwards. The sanitary facilities are all open between 7am and 9pm along the canal, and 7am to 7:30pm for Les Coteaux.

Late season : When the weather is good, the bike path can welcome visitors until November or even December! It is also cleared of snow in winter. Ice could still be present, prudence is key. For fall and winter cyclists, we suggest that you plan ahead: Pointe-des-Cascades’ and Les Coteaux’s toilets are the only ones that are accessible year-round.

If you see a problem, call or text us at 438-405-2300.

Looking forward to meeting you on the trail!

Info-works Petit Pouvoir : Starting june 17th until the end of July.

The portion of the trail between St-Dominique st. and Gaetan-Guerin st. will be closed to cyclists and pedestrians for the duration of the works on the Petit Pouvoir building. You’ll need to take the detour on ch. Du Fleuve to connect St-Dominique st. with Gaëtan-Guérin st. (which leads to St-Emmanuel st.). All access to the Petit Pouvoir site or this section is forbidden until further notice. The detour on ch. Du Fleuve has a total distance of 2.8 km, or approximatively 9 minutes on bicycle to get you back on the trail.

For any comments or questions regarding this issue, you can contact the Ministry by dialing 511, or by visiting this web adress :

Photo credit: L’Art de capter by Josiane Farand

Photo credit: L’Art de capter by Josiane Farand

Xplorateurs Family Bike Tour

Xplorators Family Bike Tour, in collaboration with Parks Canada!

The Xplorateurs bike circuit allows you and the family to enjoy a self paced rallye on bicycle. Head to the Coteau-du-Lac National Historic Site to pick up your special booklet and explorer’s gear and get ready to discover the history of the navigators along the Soulanges Canal.

Price: $4.94/family. Ideal for families with kids from 8 to 12.
You can pay by card or cash directly at the start of the rallye, at Coteau-du-Lac’s national historic site.
Starting June 15th, until September 2nd 2024, from 10:00 to 17:00, excluding public holydays.

Photo credit: L’Art de capter by Josiane Farand

ArchéoTour is back! In collaboration with Parks Canada

August 10th 2024

Get on your bike and take part in the ArcheoTour bike tour from 9:30 to 12:00.

This 17 km circuit along the Soulanges Canal, guided and animated by Parks Canada staff, offers impressive archaeological landscapes of the St. Lawrence canalization. Recommended for ages 16 and up.

Pricing :

Single entry including bike rental (helmet included) | 10$ + tax

Single entry, BYOB : Bring your own bike | 5$ + tax

Reservation is mandatory

Les Cèdres River Shuttle

Season 2024

The Les Cèdres – Salaberry-de-Valleyfield river shuttle allows to reach St-Timothée (Valleyfield) in only a few minutes. Important: the shuttle only acceptsdebit card payments Departure is at the municipal dock of Les Cèdres, in the heart of the village. Arrival and return point is at l’Île aux Vaches. From there, you can access the Parc des Îles-de-St-Thimotée, and the St-Thimotée beach. Click here for more information about the beach.

*** Check the Info-works section about the St-Timothée loop (above) before your trip! ***

For fees and the complete program, visit the municipality’s official website.

To see the 4 canals Circuit (60km), visit our Bikemap!

Season 2024

  • Opening date : Saturday May 18th 2024
  • Last day of operation: Monday October 14th 2024


MAY | JUNE / SEPTEMBER | OCTOBER : Saturdays, Sundays and public holidays, 10:00 – 18:00

JULY | AUGUST : Friday to Sunday (and public holidays) 10:00 – 18:00

** In case of heavy rain, the shuttle service will be interrupted.

Pricing (Debit card only)

  • Residents (with proof of residence)
    • One-way : 2$,
    • Round-trip : 3$
    • Season pass : 30$
    • Free for children 12 and under


  • Non-resident
    • One-way : 3$
    • Round-trip : 5$
    • Season pass : 40$
    • Free for children 12 and under

Photo credit: Olivier Langevin

Which bike circuit to choose?

Between the road or on the cycling path, which shall you chose?

No problem! You can get the best of both worlds by going through the ch. du Fleuve for your return trip. This scenic road goes through the village cores and offers great views of the St. Lawrence river. This circuit is called the “Soulanges Canal circuit”.

We’ve put all the details in our Bikemap profile!

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