Kayak, paddle board, maritime shuttle or cruise : be ready for an adventure on the water!

Femmes en kayak sur le Lac Saint-Louis à Notre-Dame-de-l'Île-Perrot
Editorial Team
Editorial Team

02/06/2022

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We love nothing better than helping you to discover Vaudreuil-Soulanges! Our vibrant and welcoming corner of the world is brimming with things to do and experiences to enjoy. It fills us with a pride that we want to share with you. We’ll explore our visitors’ favourite picks for you, along with some great spots that are well worth discovering!

Vaudreuil-Soulanges is bordered by many major bodies of water and certainly has some of the best spots to admire beautiful nautical landscapes, just a few kilometers from Montreal.

Here, however, we don't just contemplate the water that surrounds us. We make the most of it! Rent a kayak or paddle board, and go exploring. Climb on a maritime shuttle and enjoy a new and different way to make discoveries! Or, how about a day at the beach? There are plenty of options in the region for fans of water activities. Here are our suggestions for the perfect day out on the water.

Rent a kayak, paddle board and other watercrafts

Parc du canal de Soulanges
crédit: Olivier Langevin
Centre nautique NDIP
Parc de la Maison-Valois

Centre nautique NDIP

Notre-Dame-de-l'Île-Perrot

Located at the Parc historique de la Pointe-du-Moulin, this centre offers kayak and paddle board rentals.

Opening period: June 4 to September 5, 2022
Advance booking by phone at 514 290-2244.

L'Embouchure - pointe festive

Coteau-du-Lac et Les Coteaux

The western entrance to the Canal de Soulanges transforms into a fun, festive place during the summer, and offers equipement rental.

Try out kayaks, paddle boards, electric surfs, efoils, wind wings, sailboards and more!

Opening period: June 23 to September 5, 2022
Online booking.

Parc de la Maison-Valois

Vaudreuil-Dorion

In summer, explore the Baie de Vaudreuil with one of the four types of watercraft retals available: canoe, kayak, paddle board and pedal boat.

Opening period: June 11 to September 5, 2022

Booking must be made 48 hours in advance by phone at 438 884-1419.

Parc du canal de Soulanges (Kayaks et SUP au canal)

Coteau-du-Lac

Enjoy a beautiful and calm ride on the water while you paddle along the Soulanges canal.

An equipment rental kiosk is located by the Soulanges bike path near the 20 rue Principale at Coteau-du-Lac.

Opening period: June 22 to September 4, 2022

Pincourt Nautical Centre

Pincourt

Located at the Bellevue Park in Pincourt, the Nautical Centre kiosk offers rental of various non-motorized watercrafts. Set off to explore the Baie Daoust in the Ottawa River!

Opening period: Starting June 18.

Plage de Saint-Zotique

Saint-Zotique

While you're at the beach, why not explore the water even more on a paddle board, kayak or pedal boat? You can rent them all on site.

Opening period: June 11 to September 5

Quai municipal at Les Cèdres

Les Cèdres

Go for an adventure on the St. Lawrence River! Rent a kayak or paddle board at Les Cèdres' municipal quay, at 1161 chemin du Fleuve, Les Cèdres.

Opening period: June 24 to September 5

Online booking (credit card) or on-site (Interac or cash)

Village des Écluses

Pointe-des-Cascades

Ecosurf Canada offers the possibility to rent an electric surf board at the Village des Écluses.

Opening period: To be confirmed

Maritime Shuttles

Navette NDIP
crédit: Eric Carriere
Navette Les Cèdres
Navette NDIP
crédit: Eric Carriere

A maritime shuttle is the perfect combination of ferry and mini cruise. Offering round trips between
two municipalities, it’s a great—and different—way of getting out and exploring the region! Bikes are
welcome on board.

Les Cèdres - Salaberry-de-Valleyfield maritime shuttle

The maritime shuttle linking Les Cèdres to Salaberryde-Valleyfield is perfect for cyclists who want to ride along the Soulanges bike path and continue their trip on the cycling network of the Beauharnois-Salaberry region.

Boarding dock:
Quai municipal at Les Cèdres
1 119 chemin du Fleuve, Les Cèdres

Schedule:
From May 21 to June 26, 2022: 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. on Saturdays, Sundays and holidays.
From June 30 to September 5, 2022: 10 a.m. to 6 p.m., Thursday to Sunday and on holidays.
From September 10 to October 10, 2022: 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. on Saturdays, Sundays and holidays.
*Service will be interrupted in case of heavy rain.

Rates:
One way: $3
Round trip: $5
Season pass: $40

Payment on-site by credit or debit card only.

Notre-Dame-de-l'Île-Perrot maritime shuttles

During the summer, several shuttles link Notre-Dame-de-l’Île-Perrot with the towns of Beauharnois, Pointe-des-Cascades, and Sainte-Anne-de-Bellevue.

Boarding Dock:
Quai Brideloup,
Rue du Quai Brideloup (at the end of rue de l'Église), Notre-Dame-de-l'Île-Perrot

Schedule: Varies according to the destination. Visit Notre-Dame-de-l'Île-Perrot's website for the detailed schedules.

Rates:
Going to Beauharnois or Pointe-des-Cascades:
Adult: $7,50/pers., per boarding*
Child: $2,50 $/pers., per boarding*

Going to Sainte-Anne-de-Bellevue:
Adult: $7,50/pers., per boarding*
Child: $3,50/pers., per boarding*

*For a round trip, you must buy two tickets.

Online booking at navark.ca

Mercredis Apéros sur l'eau Cruises
at Notre-Dame-de-l'Île-Perrot

crédit: Eric Carriere
crédit: Éric Carrière

Profitez du magnifique lac Saint-Louis et des panoramas exceptionnels sur la métropole lors de différentes croisières offertes par la Municipalité de Notre-Dame-de-l'Île-Perrot.

Glide across the water of beautiful Lac Saint-Louis and admire the spectacular views of Montreal aboard
the Mercredis Apéro sur l’eau cruises offered by the Ville de Notre-Dame-de-l’Île-Perrot.

Schedule: Every Wednesday, from July 20 to August 31, 2022. Departure time at 5:15 p.m. and 6:45 p.m. The cruise lasts 1 hour 15 minutes.

Beaches to discover

Plage Saint-Zotique
Plage Saint-Zotique
Plage Le Sablon


La Plage Saint-Zotique

Saint-Zotique

Located on the shore of Lake Saint-François, the Saint-Zotique beach is a favorite place for family outings on beautiful summer days. With its palapas and fine sand, you'll feel like you're in a tropical destination! Whether you want to go for swimming, a picnic or a game of volleyball, it's all there! Rent a pedal boat, canoe, kayak or paddle board and go on an adventure on the lake.

The Saint-Zotique beach is celebrating its 40th anniversary in 2022! Visit their website to discover their special program of activities.

Opening period: From June 11 to September 5, 2022.


La Plage Le Sablon

Saint-Polycarpe

At Plage Le Sablon, a wide range of activities is available for all. Whether it's a game of volleyball, the Tarzan jumping rope, the Wibitt course, water games or the music of their DJ! You'll find everything you need to make your day unforgettable. To extend the fun, spend the night at Camping Le Sablon and visit Sheriffville for even more activities!

Opening period: Opening June 4, 2022

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