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Équipements régionaux – MRCVS donates $25,000 to Soulanges Canal Park

September 18, 2023

Équipements régionaux – MRCVS donates $25,000 to Soulanges Canal Park

The MRC de Vaudreuil-Soulanges is proud to support regional facilities on its territory, and is donating $25,000 to the Soulanges Canal Park for the Soulanges bike path. The sums received are used to maintain the infrastructures in place and keep them up to date. Every year, investments are made in the maintenance of the Soulanges bike path, to keep the infrastructure safe and welcoming, and to add amenities for users.

The 35-km trail offers visitors a variety of panoramic views of the region, as well as a range of activities including an exhibition of the trail’s banner banners, interpretation panels, sporting and cultural events, the Archéotour bicycle tour and the Xplorateur family tour in collaboration with Parks Canada.

“This renewed funding reiterates the importance the MRC attaches to the development of this cycling link in the region. The Soulanges bike path is an essential infrastructure that combines active mobility and discovery, and crosses the Soulanges Canal Park, MRC’s signature project,” says Patrick Bousez, prefect of the Vaudreuil-Soulanges MRC and mayor of Rivière-Beaudette.

“The support of the MRC de Vaudreuil-Soulanges is very important to us. It demonstrates the importance of the Soulanges bike path for the region. The bike path improves the quality of life of our Vaudreuil-Soulanges citizens, and we’re delighted to count the riverside towns and the MRC among our partners. This allows us to leverage our financial resources to maintain our infrastructure and improve the services offered to users year after year,” emphasizes Marianne Sigouin-Lebel, General Manager of the Soulanges Canal Park.

Route des arts 2023
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Studio tour 2023 – Route des arts Vaudreuil-Soulanges

Studios visits on September 16 and 17

Route des arts – 2023 Edition

Don’t miss the opportunity to visit the artists participating in the 2023 edition of the Route des arts de Vaudreuil-Soulanges!
Some studios are just a few pedal strokes from our cycle path!

Consult this interactive map to plan your trips by car, by bike or on foot near the Parc du canal de Soulanges.
The Soulanges Canal Park would like to emphasize the importance of highlighting the region’s artists and their works and thanks the RAVS for this great project!

Happy exhibition to all!

The Vaudreuil-Soulanges Studio Tour presents a cultural discovery trail offering the public the opportunity to visit several studios of artisans and artists while traveling the roads of the Vaudreuil-Soulanges region. On September 16 and 17, from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m., 25 artists from 8 municipalities in the region will welcome the public to their studios to share their inspiration, their creative process and their works. This course allows you to discover how different forms of art and creation are practiced and to discuss with local artists and artisans.
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Public notice – call for tenders for resurfacing sections of the Soulanges bicycle path

July 26, 2023

Public notice – call for tenders for resurfacing sections of the Soulanges Cycling Path


The Soulanges Canal Park is seeking a company to carry out resurfacing work on the Soulanges Cycling Path, over a total distance of 2044 linear meters. The tender document will be available from August 2, 2023 on at the bidder’s expense.

Tenders will be received at the MRC Vaudreuil-Soulanges civic centre until 10 a.m. on Friday, August 25, 2023, in a sealed envelope marked “Appel d’offres 20230720 – Pavage mécanisé sur des sections de la Piste cyclable Soulanges”, at the attention of Marianne Sigouin-Lebel, at the following address:

Parc du canal de Soulanges
280 Harwood Boulevard
Vaudreuil-Dorion, Quebec J7V 1Y5

Tenders will be publicly opened on Friday, August 25, 2023 at 10:05 a.m. in Room 119 of the Civic Center. Each bid must be accompanied by all documents identified in this call for tenders and all forms duly completed. For any additional information regarding this call for tenders, please contact, in writing only, Ms. Marianne Sigouin-Lebel, General Manager, Soulanges Canal Park, by e-mail at

This request for tender does not constitute an offer to contract with any of the bidders, and Soulanges Canal Park makes no commitment to accept the lowest or any of the bids received. It assumes no obligation or liability to bidders who, by submitting a bid, waive any claim against Soulanges Canal Park. The Board’s decision will be made within ninety (90) days of the bid opening.

Marianne Sigouin-Lebel
General Manager, Soulanges Canal Park

To download the PDF, click here.

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Job posting – General Management (maternity leave replacement)

July 24, 2023

General management position (maternity leave replacement)

The Soulanges Canal Park preserves and enhances the natural and heritage resources of its territory for the benefit of citizens and visitors, by offering a safe environment for outdoor activities and the discovery of various experiences. The main attraction of our park is the Soulanges bicycle path, a first class multifunctional network in Vaudreuil-Soulanges.

We are currently looking for the perfect candidate to replace our General Manager, Marianne Sigouin-Lebel, on maternity leave for 12 months from November 2023.

A stimulating challenge for any manager with a passion for the outdoors, culture, heritage and development!

Your mission

  • Plan, organize, direct, promote and control all of the organization’s activities in accordance with its mission and objectives and the policies and directives of the Board of Directors.
  • Ensure the Park’s administrative management (budget management, human resources, strategic planning, etc.).
  • Establish positive, collaborative governance between the many players and stakeholders involved. Support and accompany local partners and organizations.
  • Ensure the preparation and follow-up of budgets, board meetings and reporting.
  • Monitor funding programs and coordinate grant applications in collaboration with the team and partners.
  • Coordinate Soulanges Canal Park’s communications activities with various clienteles (social media, requests for information, interactions with citizens, website, etc.).
  • Monitor the various policies and procedures, in collaboration with the Board of Directors, the MRC and the team in place.
  • Coordinate recruitment, human resources support and the annual appraisal process.
  • Lead the implementation of an original and coherent range of services and activities around the Soulanges Canal, for a multitude of clienteles (individual, citizen, tourist, institutional, corporate, etc.).
  • Ensure a sustained presence in the field to observe activities, opportunities for improvement and issues encountered. Analyze park issues, prepare files and make recommendations for decisions by the Board and/or working committees.
  • In conjunction with the team, roll out the implementation of the Soulanges Canal Park Cultural and Landscape Master Plan and implement the first action plan emanating from the 2024-2026 strategic plan.
  • Monitor the Soulanges Canal Park membership process and contribute to the organization’s democratic and community life.
  • Numerous other related tasks, aimed at promoting the channel and ensuring the smooth development of our organization.

Profile required

  • Have practical knowledge and a strong interest in the field of outdoor or cultural project management.
  • Demonstrate dynamism and inspirational leadership.
  • A strong sense of customer service and teamwork.
  • Demonstrate strong political acumen.
  • Ability to manage several projects simultaneously, on time and on budget.
  • Know how to work in concert with various municipal, private, government and community partners.



  • University degree in tourism, leisure, regional development, cultural activities, or any related field.
  • Minimum of five years’ relevant experience in a management position in a related field (recreation, culture, outdoors, heritage, project management, etc.) and/or 2 years as a director of an organization in a similar sector.
  • Knowledge of the Vaudreuil-Soulanges territory (an asset).
  • Very good knowledge of French (oral and written) and good knowledge of English (oral).
  • Valid driver’s license.
  • Want to contribute to the influence of your community!



  • Full-time position, minimum 14 months contract.
  • Available evenings and weekends on occasion.
  • Competitive salary.
  • Hybrid workplace – house, office and outdoors (outdoors… along the canal!).
  • Cell phone refunded.
  • Competitive group insurance.
  • 4 weeks vacation, personal and statutory vacations, 2 weeks paid holiday.
  • Benefits of the position: contribute to a unifying project, work with a small, dynamic and motivated team, stay in shape, training and representation budget, flexible schedule, and much more!

If you would like to take up this challenge, please send your application by August 21, 2023 at 4:30 p.m. to the Human Resources Department of MRCVS by e-mail at We would like to thank all those who express an interest, but only successful candidates will be contacted.


Photo credit : Olivier Langevin
*French postings : Le masculin est utilisé dans le seul but d’alléger le texte.

On recrute agent de développement animation
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Join our team!

May 12, 2023

Job offer!

The Soulanges Canal Park preserves and enhances the natural and heritage resources of its territory for the benefit of citizens and visitors, by offering a safe environment for outdoor activities and the discovery of various experiences. The main attraction of our park is the Soulanges bicycle path, a first class multifunctional network in Vaudreuil-Soulanges.

We are currently looking for dynamic people interested in contributing to our unifying project. A stimulating challenge for outdoor, cultural, heritage and planning enthusiasts!

Join the team!


Animation Development Officer

  • Plan, coordinate and document the activities and services offered to the public in the Park (cycling and other sports activities, boat rentals, heritage interpretation, cultural, event and educational programming, etc.).
  • Develop collaborative projects with local, regional or national stakeholders in recreation, culture and tourism as well as with local businesses and community organizations.
  • Collect and analyze relevant data, such as bike path and animation traffic, as well as user satisfaction.
  • Contribute to Soulanges Canal Park communications activities (social media, information requests, citizen interactions, website, etc.).
  • Monitor funding programs and coordinate the submission of grant applications in collaboration with senior management and partners.
  • The many other related tasks, aimed at making the channel shine and ensuring the proper development of our organization.

⇒See full job posting (french only)


Responsable de l’entretien et de la sécurité

  • Lead the implementation of the Soulanges Canal Park maintenance department.
  • Carry out various maintenance and janitorial operations in the park, in the canal basins and in sites with a specific vocation (Pointe-des-Cascades nature park, rental kiosk, L’Embouchure, etc.)
  • Manage the entire health and safety file for the Park.
  • Responsible for emergency plans, procedures and response.
  • Research current laws and regulations, safety and design standards, industry best practices, etc.
  • Coordinate and supervise external suppliers and temporary employees required to complete the various projects under his/her responsibility.
  • Ensure the storage, maintenance and replacement of materials, equipment and tools in the park, in collaboration with the team.
  • To contribute to the maintenance of security in the Park, to the prevention of mischief and to the application of the regulations in force.

⇒See full job posting (french only)


Want to chat?

Send your questions or applications to
Interviews will be held on a rolling basis during the months of May and June 2023.


Photo credit : Olivier Langevin
*French postings : Le masculin est utilisé dans le seul but d’alléger le texte.

Avis de travaux Petit pouvoir
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Notice to users of the Soulanges bike path: work at Petit Pouvoir

February 23, 2022

The Ministère des Transports du Québec (MTQ) will carry out emergency work at the Petit Pouvoir des Cèdres starting February 23, 2022. The work consists of temporary stabilization of the side wall on the east side.


→ Expected duration: approximately 6 weeks;

→ Work period: no work is planned on weekends at this time. When possible, the path will be cleared to allow the circulation of pedestrians and cyclists;

→ Hindrance: closure of the Soulanges cycle path between Saint-Dominique and Petit Pouvoir.


Thanks for your understanding!

Source : Ministère des Transports du Québec (MTQ)

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Job offer! Recreation attendants (seasonal job)

Job offer! Recreation attendants (seasonal)

The Soulanges Canal Park, through Development (DEV) Vaudreuil-Soulanges, is looking for dynamic and autonomous people who will ensure the smooth running of leisure activities in the park for the summer of 2022!

The recreation attendants will be involved in many contexts, including the Soulanges bike path, boat rentals, Zen Saturdays, activities at L’Embouchure and various other projects.


  • Assist the permanent team in planning projects and events in the park for the summer of 2022;
  • Participate in the implementation of projects, including site development, logistics, maintenance, etc.;
  • Ensure reception, take statistics and photos during activities;
  • Tour the park sectors to check the smooth running of activities, security and cleaning;
  • Interact with visitors and respond to requests for information;
  • Depending on the profile, contribute to communication tools, development projects or other;
  • All other tasks aimed at helping the park team in the accomplishment of its mission.


Requirements and Qualifications

  • Be under the age of 30;
  • Have experience in the fields of tourism, outdoor activities, culture or community animation;
  • Attention to detail and sensitive to customer experience and security;
  • Demonstrate the following professional attitudes and behaviors: teamwork skills, creativity,
    autonomy, dynamism, versatility, sense of initiative, sense of organization;
  • Want to work outside and be in good physical shape;
  • Be available to work flexible hours, including evenings and weekends;
  • Hold a valid driver’s license and be able to travel in the municipalities of Pointe-des-Cascades, Les Cèdres, Coteau-du-Lac and Les Coteaux;
  • Bilingualism (an asset).


Working conditions

Salary: $17.00 per hour
Schedule : 30 hours / week
Duration: 12 to 15 weeks
Start: Be available on weekends from mid-May. Full time starting mid-June.


Apply for this job

Anyone interested should send their curriculum vitae, by March 13, 2022, by email to:

Soulanges Canal Park

*The masculine is used for the sole purpose of lightening the text.
*Photo credit : L’art de capter par Josiane Farand


Actualité 2021-06-28
Art et culture Biking Heritage Piste cyclable

The western mouth turns into a L’Embouchure, Pointe festive!

June 28, 2021

Coteau-du-Lac, June 28, 2021 – The City of Coteau-du-Lac, the Municipalité des Coteaux and Développement Vaudreuil-Soulanges are joining forces to revitalize the western mouth of the Soulanges canal by creating an ephemeral space. Indeed, for the summer season, the Thomas-Monro (Coteau-du-Lac) and Louis-Stanislas-Pariseau (Les Coteaux) parks will become “L’embouchure, pointe festive”.

Following a call for projects launched last February, a partnership with the young company Groupe Loisir Suroît will make it possible to animate the park from July 15 to September 4. The site, which is a magnificent showcase on the Soulanges canal and Lake Saint-François, will host a summer terrace which will be open from Thursday to Saturday from 1 p.m. to 10:30 p.m.

Fun and festive atmosphere | The summer terrace will consist of a refreshment bar whose menu will present a large selection of microbrewery beers and local wines, commercial beers, cocktails with or without alcohol, lemonade as well as ice bars from the company POP Culture. , located in the Vaudreuil-Soulanges region. Colorful ephemeral furniture will dress the site and flower bed games will be available at the kiosk.

Programming | The season at L’Embouchure will be punctuated by events. Musical shows, DJ evenings, happy hours, yoga sessions on “Zen Saturdays”, SUP in the moonlight, SUP-Harp, activities on the water as part of the “Nautical weekends”: the summer will be effervescent on the tip.

Some activities are already confirmed:

  • Zen Saturdays: free yoga sessions along the canal, every Saturday from 9:30 a.m. to 10:30 a.m.
  • Show by the Galiléo orchestra: the three suites of “Handel’s Water Music”, Saturday July 24 at 5 pm
  • Special 5 to 7 of the Bois Blanc Microbrasserie: July 23
  • 5 to 7 special from the Microbrasserie des 3 Lacs: August 6
  • Yoga-harp with Sérénité Sonore and Lucie Vachon on July 12 at 6 p.m. ($)
  • Intimate Harp & SUP concerts with Sérénité Sonore July 19 and 26 at 8 p.m. ($)
  • Boat rental (kayak and SUP) with nature discovery kayak Vaudreuil-Soulanges from Saturday July 31
  • Nautical weekends: July 24-25, July 31-August 1 and August 7-8


FREE activities on the water or by the water for the whole family, including:

  • Initiation to sailing
  • Tube tours on the lake
  • Introduction to diving
  • Loan of kayaks and SUP
  • Raft construction and racing
  • Floating games


Programming is scalable. Special and themed activities as well as outdoor shows will be added over the weeks.


Actualité 2021-05-03 Olivier Langevin
Art et culture Biking Heritage Piste cyclable

Soulanges cycling path: the season is off to a good start!


May 3, 2021

Soulanges cycling path: the season is off to a good start!

The arrival of May also marks the start of the cycling season on the Soulanges cycling path. For this occasion, the cycle path is getting a makeover and presents a brand new photographic exhibition.


A brand new citizen exhibition on the banners of the cycling path

Launched in 2020, the Soulanges cycling path banner renewal project has taken a new step with the recent installation of new exposition. The banners extend from the entrance to the bike path in Pointe-des-Cascades to Saint-Zotique, at the rate of one banner per kilometer, for a total of 54 photographic works presented. This project is supported by Développement Vaudreuil-Soulanges and the Conseil des arts et de la culture de Vaudreuil-Soulanges, in collaboration with the Soulanges cycling path committee and that it is funded by the MRC de Vaudreuil-Soulanges and the Quebec Ministry of Culture and Communications. The project allowed 11 residents of Vaudreuil-Soulanges to share their vision of our region, while refining their photographic and artistic technique. They benefited from the professional support of artist curator Caroline Hayeur.


In the coming weeks, the partners will unveil exhibition panels, presenting the photographers as well as the complete collection of photos, in Pointe-des-Cascades. A sign summarizing the project will also be installed in Rivière-Beaudette.


The partners wish to congratulate the participants Samuel Angers, Caroline Campeau, Philippe Chevalier, Patricia Chousa, Caroline Forget, Claire Gervais, Alain Lajoie, Valérie Langlais, Nancy Lépine, Natacha Marleau and Stéphanie Toulouse for their contribution to this citizen project.


Sanitary facilities

Since the official opening on May 1st the sanitary facilities (toilets) of Pointe-des-Cascades, Les Cèdres, Coteau-du-Lac, Les Coteaux, Saint-Zotique and Rivière-Beaudette have been open seven days a week and cleaned on on a daily basis. Get informed before you go to the path, as the situation may change at any time.


The current health situation imposes strict standards on the path, including physical distancing, wearing a mask when required and abstinence from attendance if you have symptoms. For a reminder concerning the health standards in force, citizens can consult the following website:


Asphalt work in progress

The spring paving work should be completed in the week of May 3, 2021. Emergency interventions can take place at any time during the season. The Soulanges Cycling Path Committee invites cyclists to respect the signs.


Photo credit: Olivier Langevin. Banner by Samuel Angers.


Actualité 2020-07-14
Activities Biking Environment Events Piste cyclable

Collective clean up chore in honor of Earth Day


April 14, 2021

Collective clean up chore for Earth Day

Développement Vaudreuil-Soulanges (DEV) and the municipalities bordering the Soulanges bike path invite citizens to a great collective chore in honor of Earth Day. Earth Day is a great time to get involved for the planet and this collective chore is the perfect way to start the beautiful season.

The chore will be held on April 24, from 9 a.m. to 12 p.m., in the municipalities of Pointe-des-Cascades, Les Cèdres, Coteau-du-Lac, Les Coteaux, Saint-Zotique and Rivière-Beaudette. In order to ensure compliance with sanitary measures and control attendance, registrations are required this year. Those wishing to register are invited to do so at On the day of the event, bags and gloves will be provided for those who do not have them. Note that the event is postponed to the next day in the event of bad weather.


Sanitary measures

Departures could be done in waves, if the number of participants requires it. Information will be emailed to registrants where applicable. When registering, the names of all group participants must be indicated in the web form. The organizers wish to remind that outdoor activities are authorized in our region provided that the groups do not exceed eight people and that they wear a face covering if they do not come from the same home.


About the Soulanges cycling path

Official opening of the bike path is on May 1st. The Soulanges bike path is part of the green route no.5, which links the Vaudreuil-Soulanges region to Ontario and the island of Montreal. The Soulanges bike path is a 36 kilometer multifunctional trail, the first 23 kilometers of which run along the Soulanges Canal, a heritage and recreational infrastructure of prime importance for the Vaudreuil-Soulanges region.

Actualité 2021-03-22 L'Art de capter par Josiane Farand
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Job offer! Animation coordinator – Canal de Soulanges (seasonal)


March 22, 2021

Job offer! Animation coordinator (seasonal job)

Since 2018, DEV has had the mandate to animate and enhance the Soulanges canal in the context of the creation of a regional park. Among the activities set up as part of this mandate, we find a non-motorized boat rental kiosk (kayaks and paddle boards) in the village heart of Coteau-du-Lac, Zen Saturdays at the canal, the organization of various one-off events as well as the management of a brand new website to promote activities on the canal.

DEV is looking for a dynamic and autonomous person who will be responsible for coordinating field activities for the 2021 summer season.



  • Assist the project manager in planning activities and events at the canal for the summer of 2021 (communications, promotion, logistics, relations with suppliers and employees, etc.);
  • Prepare the kayak kiosk season and ensure the sound management of activities during the weeks of operation;
  • Manage the reception of participants and suppliers, the taking of statistics and photos, etc. during entertainment (Zen Saturdays, concerts, nautical events, occasional presence at the kayak kiosk, happy hour, etc.);
  • Ensure the complete coordination of certain internal projects (collection of traffic statistics on the cycle path, classification of the website database, etc.);
  • Depending on the individual’s profile, contribute to communication tools related to the channel (newsletter, website, blog, etc.);
  • Where applicable, be responsible for the telephone line or social media dedicated to the Soulanges channel;
  • All other related tasks aimed at assisting DEV in its interventions related to the channel.


Requirements and Qualifications

  • Have a good experience in customer service;
  • Have experience in event coordination or project management;
  • Demonstrate the following professional attitudes and behaviors: autonomy, dynamism, interpersonal skills, availability, honesty, versatility, sense of initiative and sense of organization;
  • Bilingualism;
  • Be available to work flexible hours, evenings and weekends;
  • Have a good knowledge of the Vaudreuil-Soulanges region and its tourism industry (an asset);
  • Hold a valid driver’s license and have access to a car;
  • University students and young people under 30 are welcome to apply.


Working conditions

Salary: $ 18 per hour
Schedule: 20 to 30 hours / week, depending on the period
Duration: 16 to 18 weeks (mid-May to mid-September)
Deadline: April 9, 2021


Apply for this job

Anyone interested must send their curriculum vitae, by April 9, 2021, by email to:

DEV Vaudreuil-Soulanges – Soulanges canal project
Animation coordinator position – Soulanges canal


Main photo credit: The art of capturing by Josiane Farand