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Information, access and rates

Dorwin Falls Park, Cascades Park and municipal beach

The Municipality of Rawdon is proud to offer its citizens and visitors access to three magnificent recreational and tourist sites during the summer season.

Admission to Dorwin Falls Park, Cascades Park and the municipal beach is free of charge for all Rawdon residents.

During the summer, our visitors must obtain a bracelet to access these sites.  When they pay the admission fee at one site, the bracelet they receive allows them access to all 3 sites for that day.

For information on opening hours, please visit Status of Recreational and Tourist Sites.

Glass containers are prohibited on the site.

Due to Covid-19, a maximum capacity of 90% of the parking lot and/or 700 visitors will be allowed.

Information
450 834-2596, ext. 7160
450 834-8213 (Cascades Park)
450 834-2551 (tourist information centre)

 

Admission to the 3 sites (Dorwin Falls Park, Cascades Park and municipal beach) is free of charge, at all times, for Rawdon residents.

One bracelet three sites*
Visitors can access our recreational tourist sites by purchasing a bracelet that gives them admission to all 3 sites.  By purchasing the bracelet, that have the right of admission to any one of the sites (same day). The sale of bracelets ends at 5 pm.

*Please note that access to the 3 sites is not guaranteed, as they close when they have reached maximum capacity. There is no refund should you arrive at another site during the day and it is closed.

Rates

  • Resident: free
  • Child non-resident (0 to 6 yrs): free
  • Youth non-resident (7 to 12 yrs) and seniors 65 yrs and over: $4
  • Adult non-resident (13 yrs and over): $12
  • Season pass: 13 yrs and over $80 | 7 to 12 yrs $30
  • Bus and minibus: $60 per day, per vehicule

Payment at the entrance – no reservation required (money, debit card or credit card – Mastercard and Visa)

Information
450 834-2596, ext. 7160

Glass containers are prohibited on the site.
Dogs are allowed at Dorwin Falls Park only, but they must be on a leash at all times.

Services

  • Picnic area (barbecue allowed and ash disposal available)
  • Boat launch and sale of daily vignette
  • Washroom facilities
  • Parking

Dogs are not allowed.
Glass containers are prohibited on the site.

Address and access
6669 Pontbriand blvd.
Rawdon, QC J0K 1S0
Access by highway 341 (Pontbriand Boulevard).

Information
450 834-2596, ext. 7160
450 834-8213 (Cascades Park)

For your own safety and the safety of your loved ones, swimming is allowed at the municipal beach only.

 

A park by the river

CascadesLocated on the Ouareau River, upstream from Pontbriand Lake, discover Cascades Park and let yourself be carried away by the rippling of the water as it flows over the rocks. The numerous waterfalls delight sunbathers and outdoor enthusiasts alike. A picnic area is available. A large parking lot and a snack bar are nearby.

Services

  • Parking
  • Picnic area (barbecue allowed and ash disposal available)
  • Four look-outs
  • Ecological paths (panoramic view)
  • Toilets
  • Dogs on a leash accepted

Glass containers are prohibited on the site.
Swimming is prohibited.


 

Address and access
3102 1st Avenue
Rawdon, QC J0K 1S0

Access by highway 125 and 337

Information
450 834-2596, ext. 7160

Documents to download
Trail map
Interpretation trails

For your own safety and the safety of your loved ones, swimming is allowed at the municipal beach only.

 

Services

  • Supervised swimming
  • Beach volleyball
  • Picnic area (barbecue allowed and ash disposal available)
  • Washrooms
  • Parking
  • Close to Nichol Park

Loan of sports equipment to residents
Residents can borrow sports equipment, free of charge!  Spikeball with buoys, volleyballs and pickleball sets will be at your disposal at the beach chalet!  Proof of residency required.  Quantities are limited.

 

Dogs are not allowed.
Glass containers are prohibited on the site.

Address and access
3304 8th Avenue
Rawdon, QC J0K 1S0

You can access the site via Route 337 (a few minutes from Queen Street).

Information
450 834-2596, ext. 7160

 

A natural beach with fine soft sand

The municipal beach is one of the region’s most beautiful natural attractions.  It sits on the shore of Rawdon Lake, where its natural slope of fine sand gives way to a cable bound swimming area – approximately 1.8 metres (6 feet) deep and 38 metres (125 feet) wide.


 

 

 

Boat rental

The À la Dérive project has resumed its boat rental service at the municipal beach!  Come and encourage this young company run by the students of Collège Champagneur. Follow them on Facebook!

Back in 2022

COVID-19 or not, visitors who wish to visit Rawdon’s recreational tourist attractions and outdoor destinations are invited to respect the health guidelines and rules of conduct at all times.


Be patient

Our natural attractions  are highly sought after, especially this year.  Therefore, we recommend that visitors allow more time for their stops.  Access to some of our sites and attractions may be slowed down as a result of the measures put in place.


Have your mask with you

Make sure that you have a mask and hand sanitized at all times. For people aged 10 and over, the wearing of a mask is mandatory in closed and partially covered public places and on public transportation.


Observe sanitary measures

Make sure to respect the sanitary measures established for each place you visit:  2-meter social distancing, wearing a mask when this is not possible and continuing to follow the current sanitary measures, such as washing your hands for 20 seconds are still in order . Instructions concerning gatherings remain in effect throughout Quebec.


Plan your stay

Before heading out to one of our campsites (Shamrock, Québécamp, Rendez-vous, Parc Ensoleillé), make sure to call and check for availability.  Please note that it is strictly forbidden to set up camp in our public sites and municipal parks.

We also recommend contacting the attraction you would like to visit to make sure that is is open.


Observe swimming bans

Although it might be tempting to go for a dip in the cascades, for your safety, swimming is strictly prohibited at Dorwin Falls Park and Cascades Park.  Swimming is permitted at the municipal beach only.


Pick up your trash

While visiting,  please respect nature and throw your waste in the trash.  It is everyone’s responsibility to ensure that our sites remain clean.


Bring your water bottle

Since the water fountains are closed at most attractions and public places, we strongly recommend that you bring your own water bottle. Especially on very hot days!


Bring a blanket

Instead of using street benches, bring your own blanket and chairs to reduce the risk of exposing yourself to the virus.

To track changes in the COVID-19 situation or for up-to date news, visit the COVID- 19 section.

Graced by nature, Rawdon has many parks and green spaces in various sectors of the municipality. Our municipal parks have several recreational services and facilities: baseball and soccer fields, basketball and tennis courts, lawn bowling, volleyball, skating rinks, etc. Most are equipped with children’s playgrounds and picnic tables.

Interactive map of the parks

 

Rawdon Place
Facing Town Hall (3647, Queen Street)
Offers a spectacular view of Rawdon Lake from the heart of the village. It is a meeting place for the population during various activities.

 

Jardin de la Roseraie
Located on 6th Avenue, near Queen Street
Offers an exceptional view of Rawdon Lake that is enhanced by the beauty of the park’s rose gardens. This park invites you to relax. Numerous activities are held there in summertime.

 

Kildare Park
Can be found on Muriel Street
Offers a variety of playground equipment, for children 18 months to 12 years of age.

 

Migali Park
Sits on J.-E. Burton and Finlayson Streets
Offers numerous modular play structures, for children 18 months to 12 years of age.

 

Lajeunesse Street Park
Equipped with a few modular play structures for the children.

 

Optimist Park
Situated on 3rd Avenue, corner of Cedar Street
Offers different modular play structures.

 

Nichol Park
Located on 8th Avenue, corner of des Noyers Street
Outfitted with a children’s playground, a picnic area, petanque lanes, a basketball court, a lighted baseball field and a snack bar.

 

Donald Stewart Park
Located on Henri Street
Offers lighted baseball and soccer fields and is also equipped with a playground to amuse young athletes and spectators.

 

Skate Park
Corner of 4th Avenue and Metcalfe Street
A favourite among teenagers. For skateboarding fans.

 

Tennis Courts
Located on 8th Avenue, corner des Bouleaux Street
Two lighted tennis courts. Seasonal access available.

 

Bicycle Path
There are 6 kilometers of bicycle paths in the heart of the municipality, not to mention the many kilometers of roads waiting to be discovered.