Station touristique Duchesnay

Location

Station touristique Duchesnay is 30 minutes from Québec City in the Capitale-Nationale region. It is by the shores of the magnificent Lac Saint-Joseph.

MontréalQuébec CityChicoutimi
Station touristique Duchesnay 262 km 38 km 249 km

 

Access and Operating Period

From Highway 40, take exit 295 to Sainte-Catherine-de-la-Jacques-Cartier. Follow Route 367, cross the town of Sainte-Catherine and go up the hill, then take the first left (Route Duchesnay). From there, drive about 2 km. The Station is on the right.

Day Pass

The day pass gives day visitors (without accommodations) access to several activities on the site. Details and rates

Operating periods

The Station is open year-round.

Bicycle rental*

  • May 21 to June 19, 2016
    • Monday to Friday: closed
    • Saturday, from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. (last rental at 4 p.m.)
    • Sunday, from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. (last rental at 2 p.m.)
  • June 20 to August 28, 2016
    • every day, from 9 a.m. to 6 p.m. (last rental at 5 p.m.)
  • August 29 to October 9, 2016
    • Monday to Friday: closed
    • Saturday, from 9:30 a.m. to 5 p.m. (last rental at 4 p.m.)
    • Sunday, from 9:30 a.m. to 3 p.m. (last rental at 2 p.m.)
    • Holidays, from 9:30 a.m. to 3 p.m. (last rental at 2 p.m.)

Boating activities and stand up paddle rental*

  • June 11 to 19, 2016
    • Monday to Friday: closed
    • Saturday, from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. (last rental at 4 p.m.)
    • Sunday, from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. (last rental at 2 p.m.)
  • June 20 to August 28, 2016
    • every day, from 9 a.m. to 6 p.m. (last rental at 5 p.m.)
  • August 29 to September 25, 2016
    • Monday to Friday: closed
    • Saturday, from 9:30 a.m. to 5 p.m. (last rental at 4 p.m.)
    • Sunday, from 9:30 a.m. to 3 p.m. (last rental at 2 p.m.)
    • Holidays, from 9:30 a.m. to 3 p.m. (last rental at 2 p.m.)

* Schedule may change without notice, depending on the weather.


Services

Services Available to Our Overnight Guests

  • Exercise room
  • Free parking
  • High-speed Internet access (lobby, meeting rooms and lodge and hotel rooms)
  • Ice machine
  • Indoor pool
  • Outdoor spa
  • Sauna
  • Shop
  • Spacious lobby with fireplace
  • Vending machines

Food Service

See the food service section for details about our two restaurants:

  • Bistro-bar Le Quatre-temps, at the hotel Duchesnay (open year-round)
  • Snack bar, Pavillon Horizon (winter only)

Cross-Country Ski Centre

The centre offers many services to cross-country skiing and snowshoeing buffs. It is open daily from 8 a.m. to 4 p.m. As of spring break, the cross-country ski center will be open until 4:30 p.m. The opening hours are subject to change depending on weather conditions. In the centre, you'll find:

  • Equipment maintenance and rental shop
  • Games room
  • Snack bar
  • Lounge
  • Reception and information service
  • Schedule of the season's activities
  • Waxing room

Snow conditions

Consult our snow conditions online or call at 418-875-2711, ext. 4275.

Ski School

Novices and experts alike can hone their skills at Duchesnay's ski school. Take an introductory course or learn how to improve your technique. Our experienced monitors are there to help you!

Equipment Rental

Make your life easier by renting your gear at the Station:

  • Bicycle (adult and child*)
  • Canoe
  • Child trailer for bicyle*
  • Cross-country skis (classic and skate skiing - adult and child)*
  • Games (lawn bowling, horse-shoes, croquet, shuffleboard, volley-ball, etc.)
  • Hockey stick for children
  • Inner tube for snow tubing
  • Kayak
  • Pedal boat
  • Rabaska
  • Skates (adult and child)
  • Snowmobile
  • Snowshoes (adult and child)*
  • SUP (Stand up paddle) board
  • Trailer tow bar for bicycle*

* Subject to availability, equipment for children may be borrowed free of charge (one day rental maximum).

Souvenir Shop with Activity Info

The shop is in Auberge Duchesnay. It offers promotional items, local crafts and much more. The staff can also give you information about the activities available and take your reservations.

Services for families

To better plan your activities, please consult our family services.


Nearby Services

  • Two golf courses: Golf du Lac Saint-Joseph and Golf du Grand Portneuf
  • Summer and winter activities at Valcartier Vacation Village
  • Horseback riding at Ferme Lafrenière
  • Vacationing, fishing and outdoor activities at Réserve faunique de Portneuf (managed by Sépaq)

Contact Information

Geographic coordinates of the entrance to the Station:
46° 52.072' N -71° 38.506'W

Contact Information:
140 Montée de l’Auberge
Sainte-Catherine-de-la-Jacques-Cartier (Québec)  G3N 2Y6

Telephone : 418 875-2122

Telephone : 1 866 683-2711

Fax : 418 875-2868

duchesnay@sepaq.com

Nearby Attractions

Aventure Inukshuk

Club de golf Lac St-Joseph

Club de vol à voile de Québec

Dion Moto

The Secret Valley

Vélopiste Jacques-Cartier / Portneuf

Important

Domestic animals

Dogs are allowed in Duchesnay, under certain conditions. Guide dogs and service dogs are allowed everywhere. Condition and regulation

Documentation

Map of Station touristique Duchesnay (in French only) Map of hiking trails (in French only) Careful by nature Activity Guide - Summer 2016 Activity Guide - Winter 2015-2016 Map of cross-country ski trails Map of Hok skiing area limits (in French only) Map of snowshoeing trails (in French only) Snowmobiling - Map of nearby trails (in French only) School activities and pricing 2015-2016

External Links

QuébecOriginal Québec City Tourism Hus-ski cross country skiing club

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