Remember that you are sharing the path with hundreds of cyclists, in-line skaters, walkers and runners. By adopting responsible behaviour, you minimize the risk of an accident.

Before you leave

  • Inspect your bicycle regularly, check the condition of the brakes and tires, and ensure that it is equipped with the mandatory visibility equipment. A bicycle in good condition will allow you to travel efficiently and safely. 
  • If you ride in the dark, think about equipping your bicycle with headlights: they will light up the path and help other users see you clearly.
  • Wear a helmet and any other safety equipment appropriate for your activity.
  • Power-assisted bicycles or electric bicycles equipped with a running board, an open frame or a flat floor, commonly referred to as electric scooter, are prohibited on the path.

On the path

Visit the page Canal path safety to learn about the rules to follow.

In the spring and fall, watch out for black ice, especially when approaching tunnels or in shaded areas.