Station touristique Duchesnay


Snow Conditions ›

Open in the winter


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:

  • Summer: guided activities, bicycle loans (for 2 hours), boating equipment (for 2 hours), hiking trails, the beach and the nautical centre.
  • Winter: guided activities, cross-country skiing equipment loans, hiking, cross-country skiing, snowshoeing, Hok skiing, skating and sledding.


Operating periods

The Station is open year-round.


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 starting at 8 a.m. 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

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
  • Canoe
  • Cross-country skis (classic and skate skiing)
  • Games (lawn bowling, horse shoes, croquet, shuffleboard, badminton, volley-ball, etc.)
  • Inner tube for snow tubing
  • Kayak
  • Pedal boat
  • Rabaska
  • Skates
  • Snowmobile
  • Snowshoes
  • SUP (Stand up paddle) board

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.

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 : 1 877 511-5885

Fax : 418 875-2868

Nearby Attractions

Aventure Inukshuk

Club de golf Lac St-Joseph

Club de vol à voile de Québec

Dion Moto

Spa Scandinave Tyst Tradgard

Vélopiste Jacques-Cartier / Portneuf


Domestic animals

Pets are not allowed on the grounds of Station touristique Duchesnay, with the exception of guide dogs accompanying the blind or the mobility-impaired. Condition and regulation


Map of Station touristique Duchesnay Activity Guide - Winter 2014-2015 Careful by nature Map of cross-country ski trails 2014-2015 Map of Hok skiing area limits (in French only) Map of snowshoeing trails (in French only) School activities and pricing 2014-2015 Snowmobiling - Map of nearby trails (in French only)

External Links

Bonjour Qué Québec City Tourism Hus-ski cross country skiing club