Mont Rigaud's L'escapade and other hiking trails

Mont Rigaud's L'escapade and other hiking trails

A hiker’s paradise

Discover the hiking trails of Vaudreuil-Soulanges, among the most beautiful in Montérégie. Climb to the summit of Mont Rigaud to contemplate the view thanks to the trails of L'escapade. Open year-round, L'escapade welcomes all types of hikers, even dogs!

But that's not all! Whether you enjoy walking in the forest or taking in spectacular views along the water’s edge, you’re sure to find a trail that’s just right for you! Many stay accessible for hikers year-round. 

L'escapade, Les sentiers du Mont Rigaud

15, Rue du Boisé-des-Franciscaines Rigaud Québec J0P 1P0

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Located in the heart of Mont Rigaud, L’escapade trails form a 27 km recreational network. Walk along the educational route with its 25 interpretation panels installed along the trails. In summer, the trails are open for hiking and horseback riding, running and observing flora and fauna. In winter, the site is perfect for hiking, snowshoeing, biking with fatbikes and cross-country skiing. Nature interpretive hikes are offered for school or corporate groups. Pets are allowed on the mountain trails. From sunrise to sunset, access the site for free, all year round. Come and enjoy the outdoors in the countryside!

Enjoy the pleasures of hiking all year round on the trails of L’escapade!
Don’t miss the activities and events program.

 

Trails map   

Suggested routes   

Trail conditions

Information for visitors 

Open 365 days a year,
from sunrise to sunset.   

Free access to the trails
Free parking

 

 


 

Other places to go for a walk in the forest

There's nothing like the calm of the forest to take a break from the routine and hassle of everyday life. And in Vaudreuil-Soulanges, we are fortunate to have several parks offering walking trails open to the public. Enough to allow you to come back to explore the region, again and again!

Sentiers naturels de Hudson
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Outdoors and sports - Hudson

Sentiers naturels de Hudson

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Parc-nature Harwood
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Outdoors and sports - Vaudreuil-Dorion

Parc-nature Harwood

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Sentier du Pavillon Pointe-Fortune
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Outdoors and sports - Pointe-Fortune

Sentier du Pavillon Pointe-Fortune

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Centre de la nature quatre-saisons
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Outdoors and sports - Coteau-du-Lac

Centre de la nature quatre-saisons

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On skis or snowshoes, exploring trails in winter is great!

In Vaudreuil-Soulanges, winter takes place outside! And exploring the trails of our many parks on foot, snowshoes or cross-country skis are some of our favorite winter activities. Some of these parks also offer equipment rental services.

Sentiers naturels de Hudson
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Sentiers naturels de Hudson

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Parc nature les Forestiers-de-Saint-Lazare
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Outdoors and sports - Saint-Lazare

Parc nature les Forestiers-de-Saint-Lazare

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Centre Notre-Dame-de-Fatima
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Outdoors and sports - Notre-Dame-de-l'Île-Perrot

Centre Notre-Dame-de-Fatima

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L’escapade, Les sentiers du Mont Rigaud
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L’escapade, Les sentiers du Mont Rigaud

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A walk along the water

Vaudreuil-Soulanges is bordered by many major bodies of water, from the Ottawa River in the north to Lac Saint-François in the south. Several of our parks allow you to come and admire these spectacular nautical panoramas.

Parc du canal de Soulanges
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Outdoors and sports - Coteau-du-Lac

Parc du canal de Soulanges

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Parc Jack-Layton
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Outdoors and sports - Hudson

Parc Jack-Layton

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Parc nature de Pointe-des-Cascades
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Outdoors and sports - Pointe-des-Cascades

Parc nature de Pointe-des-Cascades

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Parc historique de la Pointe-du-Moulin
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Art and culture - Notre-Dame-de-l'Île-Perrot

Parc historique de la Pointe-du-Moulin

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Bring your dog out for a hike

Dogs also love outdoor walks, but it's not always easy to find places where it's allowed to come with your four-legged friend. Here are some trails where you can bring your dog out for a hike. (Please note that dogs must be on leash on most of these trails.)

Parc-nature Harwood
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Outdoors and sports - Vaudreuil-Dorion

Parc-nature Harwood

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Parc nature les Forestiers-de-Saint-Lazare
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Outdoors and sports - Saint-Lazare

Parc nature les Forestiers-de-Saint-Lazare

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Guides Canins
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Guides Canins

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L’escapade, Les sentiers du Mont Rigaud
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L’escapade, Les sentiers du Mont Rigaud

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Fun hikes with the kids

Here are some perfect places for a family hiking. Walk on the trails, adventure on a hebertism course, learn some of the region's history or enjoy many of the other activities offered in these parks.

Parc du canal de Soulanges
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Outdoors and sports - Coteau-du-Lac

Parc du canal de Soulanges

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Parc des Ancres de Pointe-des-Cascades
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Art and culture - Pointe-des-Cascades

Parc des Ancres de Pointe-des-Cascades

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Parc nature les Forestiers-de-Saint-Lazare
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Parc nature les Forestiers-de-Saint-Lazare

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Centre Notre-Dame-de-Fatima
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Centre Notre-Dame-de-Fatima

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Itineraries for hikers

A day of relaxation for two
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From Rigaud to Hudson

A day of relaxation for two

A little romance

1 day
4 stops
22 km
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Sentier de raquette hiver L'Escapade
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From Vaudreuil-Dorion to Rigaud

The great outdoors ramble

These boots are made for walkin’

½ day
4 stops
24 km
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Nature observation tour
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From Sainte-Anne-de-Bellevue to Sainte-Marthe

Nature observation tour

Live in the moment

1 day
4 stops
50 km
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An epic excursion for your dog
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From Rigaud to Saint-Lazare

An epic excursion for your dog

Fido’s day out

1 day
3 stops
43 km
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8 fun and original winter activities
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8 fun and original winter activities

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The best places for cross-country skiing in Vaudreuil-Soulanges
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The best places for cross-country skiing in Vaudreuil-Soulanges

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10 sugar shacks to discover in Vaudreuil-Soulanges
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Where to pick your Halloween pumpkins?
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5 beautiful orchards to go apple picking
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5 beautiful orchards to go apple picking

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Strawberry picking in Vaudreuil-Soulanges
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A romantic getaway for Valentine’s Day
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A world tour of flavours in our restaurants
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The 6 best “BYOB” restaurants in Vaudreuil-Soulanges
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9 restaurants 5 minutes from Mont Rigaud for your après-ski
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