Descente de kayak 2022
Activities Community Environment Events Kayak

Second edition of the paddle up event in the Soulanges Canal

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: //

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:


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.

Projet signature MRC MAMH canal de Soulanges
Activities Art et culture Community Environment Heritage

Soulanges Canal Park selected as a Signature Project for the MRCVS

The financial participation of the MAMH will allow, among other things, to support the creation of the Soulanges Canal Park organization, the improvement of recreational facilities as well as the implementation of new activities and infrastructures along the canal and the Soulanges bicycle path. These actions will be guided by the first-ever Plan d’aménagement culturel et paysager du Parc du canal de Soulanges, which will be delivered in the summer of 2022, following an architectural competition conducted in collaboration with the Ministère de la Culture et des Communications du Québec in 2021. Under the name Passengersthe plan and the projects that will result from it promise visitors and citizens a memorable experience based on the enhancement of industrial, architectural, ecological and landscape heritage.

“This is great news! I am very pleased that MAMH’s financial contribution can help the Soulanges Canal Park. This is a wonderful and historic enhancement to the revitalization of the canal area. After all these years, this is a great moment for our region. Finally, this heritage site is managed by and for our community. The Soulanges Canal is an absolutely beautiful place with great potential for development. This announcement is particularly heartwarming because this park will be part of our regional jewel and an enrichment as I have always wished” declares Mrs. Marilyne Picard, députée de Soulanges, adjointe parlementaire du ministre de la Santé et des Services sociaux.

“Officially launched in 2021 following the signing of historic agreements between the MRC Vaudreuil-Soulanges and the ministère des Transports du Québec, as well as with the municipalities of Pointe-des-Cascades, Les Cèdres, Coteau-du-Lac, Les Coteaux and with the Société de gestion Parc du canal de Soulanges, the project will create around this heritage infrastructure an emblematic place for Vaudreuil-Soulanges and the Montérégie. With 120 years of history, a territory covering more than 100 hectares and a unique heritage, the Soulanges Canal Park is a regional development pole for recreation and tourism in the making,” said Patrick Bousez, prefect of the MRC and mayor of Rivière-Beaudette.

“We are very happy that the Soulanges Canal Park can finally take off! After several years of preparation, the participation of the MAMH and the MRC, as well as the support of the community, allow us to officially launch the project. The FRR will allow us to achieve our objectives of developing the canal through culture, heritage and outdoor activities. This is a great moment for the region,” says Karina Verdon, president of the Parc du canal de Soulanges Board of Directors.

About the Soulanges Canal

Opened in 1899, the Soulanges Canal links lakes Saint-Louis and Saint-François over a length of 23.5 kilometers and a width of 45 metres. The canal has 5 locks, for a difference in level of 25 meters. Closed to navigation in 1959, it crosses four municipalities in the region: Pointe-des-Cascades, Les Cèdres, Coteau-du-Lac and Les Coteaux.

About the MRC de Vaudreuil-Soulanges

The Vaudreuil-Soulanges RCM brings together the 23 municipalities in its 855 km² territory, which stretches from L’Île-Perrot to the Ontario border. Under the political direction of its prefect, Mr. Patrick Bousez, the mission of the MRC aims at consultation, planning and management of the planning and development of its territory according to the principles of sustainable development. Its role as leader and unifier with the main stakeholders in the territory facilitates the coordination of regional actions in four spheres: planning, development, services to municipalities and services to citizens. The key words of the MRC are plan, concert and act. For more information, visit

Source: press release from the Vaudreuil-Soulanges MRC, June 30, 2022

Main photo credit: Étienne Lamoureux


On recrute agent de développement aménagement
Activities Community Environment Heritage

Job offer! Development agent, site and amenities

Job offer! Development agent, site and amenities

Yes yes! The Parc du canal de Soulanges’ team is growing!

Through Développement Vaudreuil-Soulanges (DEV), we are looking for a proactive and autonomous person, interested in contributing to a unifying project! Along the 23.5 km of the Soulanges Canal, the Park offers a stimulating challenge for anyone passionate about the outdoors and heritage.

Thanks to the work of the Agent, the park offers quality infrastructures, ensuring the safety of users, a memorable experience and the enhancement of its exceptional heritage. Join the team!



  • In collaboration with the general management and the Park’s team, the Agent will plan, coordinate and carry out infrastructure development and maintenance projects for users of the Soulanges Canal Park (cyclists, hikers, paddlers, heritage enthusiasts, etc.)
  • Determine needs based on projects (labour, tools, equipment and materials).
  • Propose and monitor project schedules and budgets.
  • Advise the team and collaborators on laws, regulations and best practices relating to the development of park infrastructure.
  • Ensure the price requests.
  • Monitor available funding programs and coordinate the filing of grant applications in collaboration with the Park’s director and partners.
  • Ensure a sustained physical presence in the park to properly diagnose uses and infrastructure needs.


You may be the one if you have the following profile:

  • Have training and/or experience in a relevant discipline: development and maintenance of outdoor sites, landscape architecture, development and urban planning techniques, construction, forestry, engineering, etc.
  • Knowledge of standards, laws, regulations governing facilities in public places.
  • Knowledge of the outdoors and parks, an asset.
  • Conceptual skills, rigor and great resourcefulness.
  • Great organizational, decision-making skills and facility for teamwork.
  • Manual skills and skills in construction, carpentry-joinery, handling of tools and machinery are assets.
  • IT: Office suite, Mapping or graphic editing software, an asset.
  • Fluency in French (oral and written).
  • Valid driver’s license.
  • Boat card, an asset.
  • Want to contribute to the influence of your community!


Working conditions

  • Permanent position, full-time (35 h), with possible seasonal variations.
  • Be available to work flexible hours, evenings and weekends.
  • Competitive salary.
  • Hybrid workplace – house, office and outdoors (outdoors… along the canal!).
  • Benefits of the position: contributing to a historic project, working with a dynamic and motivated team, keeping fit, generous benefits after the probationary period, continuous training, flexible hours, and much more!


Apply for this job

Anyone interested should send their curriculum vitae, by July 10, 2022, by email to:

Parc du canal de Soulanges

*The masculine is used for the sole purpose of lightening the text.
*Photo credit: Étienne Lamoureux


Chiens dans le Parc du canal de Soulanges projet pilote 2022

Dogs: a pilot project being tested for the 2022 season

May 16, 2022

Dogs: a pilot project being tested for the 2022 season

Following an in-depth reflection carried out in collaboration with partners and users, a pilot project will take place for the summer of 2022. Dogs will be tolerated in the Parc du canal de Soulanges (and Soulanges Bike Path). Conditions (could change during the season, watch for announcements to that effect!):
➡ On the trail, please avoid the busiest periods (weekends between 10 a.m. and 4 p.m.);
➡ Under surveillance and under control at all times;
➡ On a leash, maximum length of 1.5 m., retractable leash prohibited. Note: according to provincial regulations in effect since 2020 , any dog over 20 kg must also wear a halter or harness when in a public place.
➡ Held to the right, off the riding surface (path) when possible;
➡ Walk your dog OR ride a bike, not both at the same time! (only walks are allowed);
➡ Immediate collection of excrement;
➡ Courtesy and kindness are required.
The objective of this pilot project is to better document and supervise the presence of dogs in the park and to educate dog owners about minimizing the risks associated with their companion. The Parc du canal de Soulanges crosses many residential neighborhoods and we are aware that it is also a magical place for the daily outing of doggy. But we would like to remind you that having your dog with you in the park is a privilege and not a right, we hope that this pilot project will be done in harmony.
Our employees and our patrols will ensure the smooth running of the pilot project. A final decision regarding the Park’s regulations will be made during the post-mortem of this project. Watch our website for updates regarding this pilot project.
Reminder: Cyclists, please announce yourself when approaching pedestrians!
Thank you all for your cooperation!
Photo credit : Olivier Langevin