Canal de Soulanges

Canal de Soulanges, photo credit : Pierre Lahoud

Concours de projet pour l’aménagement culturel et paysager du parc du Canal-de-Soulanges

The MRC de Vaudreuil-Soulanges and the ministère de la Culture et des Communications are launching the Concours de projet pour l’aménagement culturel et paysager du parc du Canal-de-Soulanges. This national competition will allow the design of a vision of enhancement anchored in the environment and carried by the population. The canal de Soulanges, which in its time was a revolutionary construction in terms of hydraulics and technology, is today a remarkable landscape entity.

To prepare, initiate and supervise the competition, the MRC retained the services of landscape architect Isabelle Giasson of the firm EVOQ Architecture. In the past, Ms. Giasson has directed some fifteen projects that have received awards of excellence for the enhancement of heritage sites, the urban revitalization of public areas and the implementation strategy for master plans.


Contest steps

The project competition will be held in two stages. The first stage will determine the top three proposals from among all those submitted by March 4, 2021. In the second stage, the finalist teams will be asked to further develop and refine their ideas. The winner of the competition, to be announced in July 2021, will then be given the mandate to develop a master development plan for the parc du Canal-de-Soulanges. The proposals and services will be evaluated by an eight-member jury chaired by Philippe Lupien, professor at the École de design de l’UQM, architect, landscape architect and host of the program Visite libre on Télé-Québec.

  • The first stage of the competition includes a category reserved for university students. The winning student team will be awarded a $1,000 prize.

If you have any questions about the contest, you can contact us by e-mail at

Formulaire de participation | Concours de projet pour l’aménagement culturel et paysager du parc du Canal-de-Soulanges

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The citizens of Vaudreuil-Soulnges invited to express their views

At the same time, the MRC de Vaudreuil-Soulanges and ministère de la Culture et des Communications invite citizens to express their views on their vision for the future and the development of the Soulanges Canal by completing an interactive survey. The survey will be available March 4, 2021.

This survey will be used, among other things, to feed the second part of the competition so that the finalists can integrate the spirit of place and the vision of the citizens who live in the area into their proposal.

Anyone wishing to provide more specific comments on the canal de Soulanges can do so by e-mail at the following address: