Circuit du canal de Soulanges

Circuit du canal de Soulanges
Josiane Farand | L'Art de Capter

A ride in the countryside

Ce circuit vous transportera au temps de la construction du premier canal en Amérique du Nord. Admirez les berges, les espaces verts et les bâtiments architecturaux. Découvrez des produits d’ici à l’effigie du canal de Soulanges au Bourg des Cèdres, vignoble de réputation, en bordure du fleuve Saint-Laurent.

Loop tour from Pointe-des-Cascades

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Time

1/2 day

# of stops

4 stops

Distance

44 km

Stops

  • 1 Parc des Ancres de Pointe-des-Cascades
  • 2 Le Bourg des Cèdres
  • 3 Lieu historique national de Coteau-du-Lac
  • 4 L'Embouchure

Parc des Ancres de Pointe-des-Cascades 1

76, Chemin du Canal Pointe-des-Cascades Québec

450-455-3414

Centrally located at Lock #3 of the Soulanges Canal, Anchor Park is home to more than 100 anchors of all different sizes, shapes, and colours. This open-air musuem is open year-round, and is the perfect spot to get started on your visit to this charming municipality and its maritime history. The park is found at the eastern gate of Soulanges Canal bike path, so stop by before or after your bike ride to complete a great day outdoors. Now you know where to drop anchor!

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Le Bourg des Cèdres 2

490, Chemin du Fleuve Les Cèdres Québec J7T 1L4

514-318-2325

The Bourg des Cèdres is a vineyard inspired by history. Located on the banks of the St. Lawrence River, the land bordering the oldest Cedar house is favored by a climate conducive to the cultivation of vines. The name of the vineyard, as well as the name of the wines, refer to places or historical facts of the region. Activities and services: boutique, picnic area on the banks of the river, tasting, guided tour, free visit, grape harvest, picnic, small group room rental, terrace, gift shop.

Lieu historique national de Coteau-du-Lac 3

308-A, Chemin du Fleuve Coteau-du-Lac Québec J0P 1B0

450-763-5631

The region’s one and only Parks Canada site, the Coteau-du-Lac National Historic Site, showcases Canada’s first lock canal and the remains of a War of 1812 fort. History goes even further back, as the location was heavily used for portages by First Nations’ peoples looking to avoid the rapids to the south. All in all, the site brings together over 7,000 years of history on the banks of Lac-Saint-François. It’s just the sort of place where children and people of all ages can get a real sense of Canadian history. Situated on the beautiful Soulanges canal, a treat for cyclists of all skill levels, the heritage park is also close to the charming old-fashioned village of Coteau-du-Lac. For your safety, please respect the rules on the site.

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L'Embouchure 4

20, Chemin du Fleuve Coteau-du-Lac Québec J0P 1B0

450-424-2262

At the west mouth of the Soulanges Canal, the lovely park is a place to rest, enjoy the scenery, walk along the water's edge and do some birdwatching. To complete your experience, a picnic and rest area invites you to take a break with friends and family. The park is close to many amenities, including the Soulanges Canal bike path, a public pool, and trails to the old locks and the Coteau-du-Lac lighthouse. Did you know the bridge is lit up at night? Public toilets are easily accessible at nearby park. Activities are planned for this summer, so check canaldesoulanges.ca for more details.

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