Plan your visit

Practical information to help you plan your visit to Soulanges Canal Park

General information

The Soulanges Canal Regional Park stretches between the municipalities of Pointe-des-Cascades and Les Coteaux, following the Soulanges canal, but also includes the ‘Route Verte’ no 5 for cyclists, linking the park to Vaudreuil and Riviere-Beaudette. Several entrances are at your disposal, explore them on our interactive map to plan your itinerary.

All parking is free during the park’s opening hours (7 a.m. to 11 p.m.).

You’ll also find all the rest areas and sanitary facilities available for your visit on the interactive map. Please note that sanitary facilities are closed outside Park opening hours, with the exception of dry toilets.

Information center :

Soulanges Canal Park Offices

2, ch. du canal, Pointe-des-Cascades


Bicycle path and linear park :

  • 7am to 11pm all year round
  • Free


Pointe-des-Cascades Nature Park :

  • 7am to 11pm all year round
  • Free


Canal’s access docks :

  • 7 a.m. to 11 p.m. May to October
  • Free


Coteau-du-Lac watercraft rental kiosk :

  • August 21 to September 3: Saturdays and Sundays, 10 am to 6 pm; June 21 to August 20: Wednesdays to Sundays, 10 am to 6 pm .
  • Consult the price list on our Watersports’ page.
  • Payments accepted: credit card and cash


L’Embouchure :

  • June 29 to August 26Thursday: 11am – 10pm
    Friday: 11am – 10pm
    Saturday: 11am – 10pm
  • Access to the site and programming is free, but food and beverages are available for purchase on site.
  • Payments accepted: credit card and cash

The park is not fully accessible to people with reduced mobility. However, we are working to make visiting the Park as accessible as possible.


To find out which access points and points of interest are accessible, consult our interactive map.

To ensure the quality of our Park, the safety of our users, and the best experience for all, we ask our visitors to respect the following regulations.


It is forbidden to:

  • Use motorized vehicles (ATVs, motocross bikes, motorcycles, scooters, cars, snowmobiles, etc.).
  • Using a mobility aid that does not follow regulations
  • Horse-back riding
  • Making fires
  • Hunting and trapping
  • Camping
  • Damaging and/or vandalizing park furniture and park’s facilities
  • Swimming and diving in the canal
  • Climbing and jumping from the canal’s infrastructures
  • Consuming alcoholic beverages
  • Smoking or vaping, regardless of the substance
  • Disrespecting other users and Park’s staff and workers
  • Possess glass containers, pyrotechnics or any other bladed weapon or firearm
  • Disposing of waste in places other than waste garbage cans



Dogs are welcome in the park under these conditions:

  • They are on a leash at all times, and the leash is held by the owner. Leashes have a maximum length of 1.5 m. Retractable leashes are prohibited.
  • On shared trails, dogs are kept on the right, off the cyclable path.
  • They are not left alone in a car or in a shared environment without their owner.
  • Owners must pick up any excrement produced by their dogs immediately and dispose of it in the garbage cans provided.


Pointe-des-Cascades nature park trails

All park regulations apply in the nature park, but since it’s a natural environment, additional precautions apply.

The nature park is an extraordinary natural area and home to many exceptional species of plants and animals. To ensure its preservation, we ask visitors to respect the environment, and to prioritize minimal-impact visits in these ways:

  • Ride only on marked trails identified on maps
  • Do not remove any plants, trees, animals, insects or other natural materials from their habitat
  • Respect trail rules posted at trail entrances and exits
  • Bring back any waste generated during your visit and dispose of it in the garbage or recycling bins provided.

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In winter

For winter biking (fatbike) and snowshoeing

*Don’t forget to fill in the risk acceptance form when reserving bikes for each participant!

Bicycle helmet over a toque, or ski helmet; you expect to be warm when you’re riding and cold when you’re not (so a thicker toque or hood is a good idea).

Warm gloves or a combination of light gloves and mittens (attached to the handlebars, they cover the hands and protect them from the wind); it’s important to find the perfect balance between dexterity and warmth. Mittens are not recommended, as they prevent you from holding the handlebars while still being able to brake with your index finger.

Warm winter boots; enthusiasts will opt for boots suitable for automatic pedals. In order to feel comfortable during exercise, we recommend dressing according to the onion-skin principle!


To cycle, run or walk along the bike path and explore the trails

We recommend that you plan your clothing according to the weather forecast, the activity you’ve chosen, or variations in the course of the day.

Recommended equipment:

  • A hat or cap;
  • Closed-toe shoes or sandals;
  • Rain boots ;
  • A long-sleeved jacket;
  • A windbreaker or raincoat;
  • It’s a good idea to keep your shoulders covered to prevent sunburn.

On the trails, and in places where the grass is long on the bike path, we recommend being vigilant for ticks and flea grass:

  • Wear long pants and closed shoes to avoid tick and mosquito bites;
  • Use insect repellent on exposed parts of your body, avoiding the face. Follow the instructions for using mosquito repellent;
  • Wear a hat, closed shoes and long clothing;
  • Tuck your sweater into your pants;
  • Tuck the bottom of your pants into your socks or boots.
  • Sun cream
  • Mosquito repellent
  • A hat or cap
  • Bottled water (although some water points are available along the bike path)
  • A backpack to carry all your belongings
  • Snacks and your lunch; that said, the village cores along the Soulanges Canal will also allow you to discover local flavours! Visit the Tourisme Vaudreuil-Soulanges website
  • Rest areas
  • Picnic tables
  • Bici-bornes equiped with basic repair tools
  • Breathtaking views of the Soulanges Canal
  • Heritage enhancement through informative installations

Schedule :

August 21 to September 3: Saturdays and Sundays, 10 am to 6 pm.

June 21 to August 20: Wednesday to Sunday, 10 am to 6 pm .


Don’t forget :

  • Your payment method of choice
  • An identity card
  • Your reservation number (if applicable)
  • A towel
  • A change of clothes
  • A watertight container for your belongings that you’ll be taking out on the water ( Ziploc-type resealable bags may work, but we recommend the more watertight options, preferably with a leash or carabiner).
  • Sun cream
  • Sunglasses
  • Water bottle
  • A snack and/or meal (shops nearby)


For full details, visit the Nautical page of our website.

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Check the weather

and our interactive network status map before you leave!