From Kingston to Montreal

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From Kingston to Montreal, the St. Lawrence River offers a wonderful cycling route through the Thousand Islands Park, which crosses the five canals: the Soulanges Canal, the very first lock canal in Canada, the Lachine Canal, the Bellevue and finally the old Beauharnois canal.


Distance: 330 kilometers
Follow the Waterfront Trail fron Toronto to Kingston

Click on the tabs to view a list of businesses along this route.

Auberge Chesley’s Inn
Chesley’s Inn was built in 1814 in downtown Cornwall, Ontario. It is an excellent example of Georgian architecture. Located a block from Pitt Street with its cafes, bars, galleries and restaurants, the Inn is also near the St. Lawrence River and 57 kilometres of cycling trails.


  • Number of romm: 4

  • Breakfast included

  • Dinner Several restaurants a few steps away

  • Bike storage: garage

  • Bike shop nearby

40 First Street West
K6J 1B9
(613) 936-1111
Auberge Saintlo Montréal
A great youth hostel with cute red awnings located in the heart of downtown. They serve up free breakfast every morning in their cozy café that transforms into a bar at night. Bike storage is offered free of charge. Digital nomads can enjoy their super well-designed coworking spaces. Saintlo Montreal also organize activities like pub crawls so you can get social and meet other travellers if interested.

Saintlo Montréal youth hostel is a hop away from the metro, stores and shops, Concordia University, daring art exhibitions, the Musée des Beaux-arts and a 14 km path along the Lachine Canal. When you stay with them. you enjoy the city like a real local.

Accommodation details :

  • 50 rooms : 2, 4, 6, or 10-bed dormitories and private rooms available

  • Possibility to prepare meals on site

  • Coworking spaces

  • Services on site : restaurant on site, laundry room, linens included, computers available, storage room

  • Bar on site

  • Grocery store nearby

  • Bike storage : on the backyard, accessible only for the staff

  • Bike shop nearby

1030 Rue Mackay
H3G 2H1
+1 866-843-3317
Have a unique experience by staying at Le Flotel. On the water / in nature / in the city. Innovative, eco-responsible and completely autonomous floating accommodation concept, floating in the bay of Lake St-François in the heart of Salaberry-de-Valleyfield.

Flotel is six rooms distributed on three independent platforms, inter-connected and made from recycled 40-foot containers. Each unit has a private terrace, outdoor seating and a breathtaking view of the bay as well as an outdoor fireplace.

The rooms are equipped with a private bathroom with toilet, shower and sink, a queen size bed, an extra bed for children, mini fridge, coffee maker and smart TV. Guests can access their platform via a footbridge from the shore or by water, as docks will allow boaters to dock their boats directly.


  • Number of room : 6

  • Breakfast : restaurants nearby

  • Dinner : restaurants nearby

  • Bike storage : room

  • Bike shop less than a kilometer away

240 rue Victoria
J6T 1B8
Hochelaga Inn
Hochelaga Inn is proud to be part of Kingston’s history. Built in 1879 this beautiful Victorian mansion used to be a single family home for John McIntyre and his wife Harriet.

When you choose Hochelaga Inn for your accommodations you will experience the intimacy and luxury of a privately owned inn without sacrificing the convenience and service of a large hotel. 21 unique rooms, high speed Wi-Fi, complimentary parking, delicious hot breakfast served in a formal dinning room that features original 19th century details - are some of the attributes of Hochelaga Inn experience.

Located in the beautiful Sydenham Ward Hochelaga Inn is only a short walk from downtown Kingston and Queens University. Friendly accommodating staff is there to assist you 24/7.

Hochelaga Inn can accommodate large groups, weddings, private dinner parties as well as host wide range of events. Contact us today to find out more.


  • Number of room: 21

  • Breakfast included

  • Possibility of preparing meals on site

  • Grocery store nearby

  • Bike storage: garage

24 Sydenham St.South
K7L 3G9
613-549-5534 or 1-877.933-9433
Holiday Inn Express & Suite Vaudreuil-Dorion
Staying at the Holiday Inn Express & Suites Vaudreuil-Dorion means a guaranteed comfortable stay. Upon arrival, you will be in contact with an attentive staff and you'll enjoy the comfort of your room. You will find a variety of services including an indoor saltwater pool and a fitness area. To start the day the buffet-style breakfast is included.

Moreover, considering its central location, you will be spoiled by a wide selection of restaurants ranging from gastronomy to fast food.


  • 134 rooms and suites

  • Breakfast included

  • Restaurant and grocery nearby

  • indoor saltwater pool

  • laundry service

  • Safe storage of bikes

  • Bike shop nearby

33 boul. de la Cité-des-Jeunes Est
J7V 0N3
(450) 455-5522
Hostellerie du Suroît
Offering a seasonal outdoor pool, terrace and sun terrace, Hostellerie du Suroît is located in Beauharnois. Cyclists can enjoy rooms which include views of the lake or city. These rooms come with a private bathroom fitted with a bath or shower. There is also a shared lounge at the property.


  • Number of room: 10

  • Breakfast included

  • Dinner available on site

  • Bike storage: local

255 rue principale
J6N 0J5
Hôtel Château de l’Argoat
Located in the heart of Montreal, You will be staying in Montreal’s most eclectic neighbourhood, at the junction of the "Quartier Latin" and "Plateau Mont-Royal", very close to the beautiful Saint-Denis street with its terraces, boutiques and restaurants ; across the street from the ‘’Sherbrooke’’ metro station, 2 blocks from the Gare d’autocars de Montréal (bus station), the Grande Bibliothèque (national library), the bicycle path that goes to Old Montreal and UQAM (university).

In a sober, original and distinctive style, twenty-four rooms and a large two-bedroom suite offer visitors much more than just a hotel room. Our rooms invite our clientele to experiment and discover the contemporary art of Quebec artists living and working in the greater metropolitan area. From original works to different media, including painting, sculpture, photography and even two-dimensional paintings, grace every corner of the hotel.


The continental breakfast is served each day from 7 a.m. to noon.

You will surely enjoy our organic and fair-trade coffee, unless you prefer a green or black tea.

You will find a selection of croissants, chocolate croissants and 100% whole wheat bread as well as a choice of muffins. Do not forget to ask for our famous bagels from the renowned "Fairmount Bagel" ! Orange juice and yogurt are also served.

Features :

  • Number of rooms : 25

  • Breakfast included

  • Restaurants and grocery stores nearby

  • Bike storage : storage room

  • Bike shop nearby

542 rue Sherbrooke E.
H2L 1K1
Hotel Plaza Valleyfield
Logo du programme Bienvenue cyclistesEnjoy a relaxing vacation in an urban setting at Hôtel Plaza Valleyfield. It offers a fine service, the excellence of a great hotel, modern facilities and a renowned restaurant.

Thanks to its excellent location, you will fully appreciate the attractions of this refreshing touristic destination. Its warm comfort and the unique charm of its historic walls (it is a textile factory of the last century converted into a hotel) will please you without any doubt.
40, avenue du Centenaire
J6S 3L6
450 373-1990
Ramada by Wyndham Cornwall
Welcome to Cornwall's premier full-service hotel, where you’ll find luxurious rooms and upscale amenities, including a spacious indoor pool and hot tub.

Eight Zero Zero Resto Lounge

Featuring classic favorites from steak to seafood, enjoy fine dining at our onsite Eight Zero Zero Resto Lounge for lunch or dinner. Our intimate atmosphere and approachable service is perfect for an intimate gathering or a rowdy bunch.

BrookValley Cafe

Start your morning with a delicious complimentary breakfast served fresh daily, 6:30am-9:30am. Choose from a variety of breakfast favourites including two delectable hot items and an assortment of fruit, pastries, toast, refreshments and more. À la carte breakfast items are also available for purchase including omelets, French toast and more.


805 Brookdale Avenue
K6J 4P3
(613) 933-8000 / Toll Free : 1-888-900-5762
Riverview B&B
Located in the heart of the Thousand Islands, enjoy a stay in this magnificent B&B. From the unique terrace, take the time to admire the breathtaking view of the St. Lawrence River. Built in 2011, this establishment has been tastefully decorated to create a truly memorable experience. With an elegant dining room, central air conditioning and unparalleled views, you are bound to experience the Thousand Islands in an unimaginable way!
Riverview B&B is the perfect getaway to escape, relax and enjoy! Come and discover your home away from home!

Gananoque community is only a few pedal strokes away from Riverview B&B. Enjoy breathtaking views from all angles and discover the warmth and hospitality of the residents.


  • Number of room : 8

  • Breakfast included

  • Dinner: Restaurant nearby (5 km)

  • Bike storage : garage

  • Bike shops nearby

255 1000 Islands Parkway
K0E 1L0
(613) 382-5005
Ships Anchor Inn B&B
The nautical “Ships Anchor Inn” is nestled on the shore of the majestic St. Lawrence River seaway and centrally located along the main street. You will enjoy direct access to the nice sand beach, swimming pool, tennis and waterfront park along with many other attractions found in historic Prescott. From our waterfront veranda admire the many boats salling on the river.

The old stone house built in 1832 has been restored to it’s original beauty and offers the modern comforts with new queen-sized beds.

Relax in the evening, take a walk along the main street or enjoy the sandy beach for a romantic stroll and famous Centennial Park.

In the morning, enjoy a full hot breakfast in the dining room or in the veranda by the river.

Upon arrival, discover the hospitality of your hosts and receive a welcome drink. Rates start from $99 and more all inclusive.


  • Number of room : 3

  • Full hot breakfast included served in the dining room or in the veranda near the river

  • Restaurant nearby

  • Grocery nearby

  • Secure space at your disposal to store your bike

Your hosts
Marilyn & Bob
(613) 925-3573
495 King St. West
K0E 1T0
(613) 925-3573
The McIntosh Country Inn & Conference Centre
Our accommodation offers a comfortable stay and combines the comforts of an inn with the amenities of a hotel, all in a picturesque setting on the shores of the St. Lawrence River. Our affordable rates and modern amenities help make your stay a relaxing and comfortable experience.

We have a variety of room styles to suit every traveler all paired with a host of amenities that are sure to make your stay comfortable and complete.

We are proud of our hostel and want to share it with you.
12485 2 Hwy E
K0C 1X0
(613) 543-3788
The Secret Garden Inn
Experience The Secret Garden Inn, Kingston’s boutique urban retreat. Establish yourself at our iconic Victorian home and enjoy its exceptional location: 5-minute walk to shops, dining, live music and market square. Recover after a long day’s ride with a swim at Richardson beach or Gord Downie Pier and a therapeutic massage. Then, indulge in a customized table d’hote menu with delicious wine pairings prepared by our chef and culinary team.

Each of our seven rooms has recently undergone a transformation that will let you share the Victorian era with modern day comforts and luxury, guaranteeing you a restful night’s sleep to prepare for the remainder of your journey.


  • Number of rooms : 7

  • Breakfast included

  • On reservation, dinner available or restaurant nearby

  • Bike storage : secured stock room

  • Bike shop nearby

73 Sydenham St.
K7L 3H3

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Canal de Soulanges
While rolling on the cycle path that follows it, you will see the locks that enabled the ships to go from downriver to upriver. Or vice-versa. Don't miss the "Petit pouvoir", a former hydroelectric plant built in bricks and located between the canal and the St. Lawrence River.

At the east end of the canal, you will be close to the Théâtre des Cascades. It is located in what is, according to many, the more beautiful summer theatre site in province of Québec. At the other end, take advantage of your presence to visit the Coteau-du-Lac National Historic Site. There, you will be able to see, among others, some remnants of a fort.

Built between 1892 and 1899, this canal links Les Coteau to Pointe-des-Cascades. Until 1959, it allowed ships to overcome the Saint-Lawrence River rapids. It becames obsolete due to the opening of the St. Lawrence seaway. Boats do not navigate on it anymore, but cyclists enjoy its flat banks!
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Lieu historique national de Coteau-du-Lac
Located nearby canal de Soulange, this historic site features Canada’s first lock canal and the remains of a fort. You can also see a blockhouse, military building erected in 1813, as the fort, to protect Canada (then a British colony) from possible US attacks. The channel, abandoned since the inauguration of the first Beauharnois Canal, can now be visited, both feet dry!

Construction of the Coteau-du-Lac canal began in the summer of 1779. Built by soldiers using rudimentary tools and techniques, this channel (100 m long and 2.5 m wide) was completed in 1781. It includes 3 locks, each 12 m long, 1.8 m wide and a draught of about 80 cm. It allows to bypass a drop of about 2 m between downstream and upstream of the rapid.
308 chemin du Fleuve
J0P 1B0
450 763-5631
Lieu historique national du Canal-de-Lachine
To ride along the Lachine Channel is to rub Montreal, a vibrant metropolis with a diverse cultural life. Linking its Old Port to Lake Saint-Louis, the venerable channel (it has over 150 years!) is fun to explore by bike. Besides, in 2009, the canal's bike path was ranked third of the most beautiful urban circuits in the world by Time magazine.

Along it, you can, among others, do a picnic and rent a canoe, a kayak or, even, an electric boat. Nearby, you will also find the Atwater market, a place to discover for any food lover!

Built to bypass the impressive Lachine rapids, this canal immerses visitors in the past. It is, indeed, the craddle of canadian industrilization. The presence of this watereway combined to the hydraulic power contributed, in 19th century, to the establishment of several industries on its banks: mills and grain elevators, nail factories, edge-tool, sawmills and wood workshops.

Truly, a trip to Montreal would not be complete without a visit to this channel!
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Lieu historique national du Canal-de-Sainte-Anne-de-Bellevue
Between Lake St. Louis and Vaudreuil Bay, the Sainte-Anne-de-Bellevue Canal is used for yachting. Take some time to stroll along the boardwalk that borders the waterway. You can also explore the historical sites or attend the operation of the lock maneuvers. Otherwise, picnic in this green area is a great way to regain strength before going back on your bike!

Inaugurated in 1843 for commercial navigation, this channel was heavily used during the second half of the 19th century. At the time, many steam boats, loaded with passengers, went through it daily. Following the opening of the Seaway St. Lawrence, in 1959, he was gradually abandoned. Since 1963, only the pleasure crafts can access it.
170 rue Sainte-Anne
H9X 1N1
514 457-5546
Vieux canal de Beauharnois
You can see the western end of this former canal while riding in the Delpha-Sauvé park, in Salaberry-de-Valleyfield. In front of this park, on the south shore of the canal: the Marina and the sail club. In summer, a resort atmosphere prevails. Pleasure crafts are now the only occupants of this former trade route.

The canal construction began in 1842. It needed a lot of energy, from the workers workers who dug, with little machinery, that 880 meters long and 40-50 meters wide trench. A bit as a side effect, those major works gave birth to the city of Salaberry-de-Valleyfield. After these, on April 23 of 1845, the canal was opened to shipping.

If you want to learn more about this former waterway, we invite you to visit the Société du Vieux Canal de Beauharnois (in french only), located at 410 Victoria, Salaberry-de-Valleyfield.

Aerial view of the canal (Video)
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Just 30 km from the west of the island of Montreal, the City of Salaberry-de-Valleyfield is in the heart of an exceptional cycling network, 90% paved, on flat terrain and sprinkled with riverside halts. Indeed, the city was built around the St. Francis Bay, located at the junction of the St. Lawrence River, the St. Charles River and the old Beauharnois Canal. Its historic downtown, vibrant and lively, offers a host of events throughout the summer, unique shops and more than a dozen restaurants terraces. Moreover, the Hotel Plaza Valleyfield, a Welcome Cyclist member, offers storage space for bicycles.

Rural - urban duality, this is what characterizes our region! The Suroît cycle network, totaling nearly 140 km, is rich of its diverses paths and has multiple links between each of them (Parc régional de Beauharnois-Salaberry, Soulanges bike path, Peasant's trail, Haut-Saint-Laurent multifunctional trail).

Also to discover during your stay in Salaberry-de-Valleyfield :

  • MUSO – Société des Deux-Rives Museum

  • Delpha-Sauvé Park's outdoor aquatic complex (heated pool with swimming lanes, slides, water games)

  • Outdoor shows on a floating stage at the old canal's terrace

  • Indoor show - Fabien Cloutier in a one-man-show formula

  • Sailing tours and "croisières endimanchées"

  • Îles-de-Saint-Timothée regional park's beach

  • Urban animations and many summer events

For more information, visit
61, rue Sainte-Cécile
J6T 1L8
450 370-4300