Five reasons to choose Duchesnay as your summer playground
Nestled between lake and forest less than 30 minutes from Québec City, it’s the dream setting and venue of choice for your upcoming outdoor outings. Welcome to Duchesnay, the ultimate all-in-one nature destination where you’ll enjoy the very best of summer! Panoramic views and natural wonders as far as the eye can see, sports and recreational activities, a sandy beach, good food, and moments of pure relaxation – Duchesnay has it all!
This immense natural playground is waiting just for you. You need a little more inspiration? Here we go!
The vast expanse of Lac Saint-Joseph
What a magnificent lake! A perfect place to explore your inner sailor. Let’s meet up at vast Lac Saint-Joseph where you’ll enjoy a host of nautical activities, including canoeing, kayaking, pedal boating, and rabaska canoeing. Feeling particularly nimble? Why not test your balance on a paddleboard and admire the beauty of the setting at one and the same time? This equipment is offered for rent right on site! And for those who prefer to bask in the sun and take dips in the water, a beautiful sandy beach is available. Please note that for an indefinite period of time, access to the nautical centre is reserved exclusively for customers with accommodation. It’s time for a dip!
The signature: a beautiful four-star hotel
Located at the heart of the site in a unique natural environment, our four-star hotel invites you to come enjoy the comfort of one of its rooms. You’ll be charmed by the country style premises during a stay in one of the hotel’s 48 rooms, all of which offer a view of Lac Saint-Joseph. You can also take advantage of the many amenities available to visitors: a heated indoor pool and games room.
The gourmet cuisine of Bistro-bar Le Quatre-Temps
What a treat for your inner foodie! Come and sample the food at Bistro-bar Le Quatre-Temps, featuring traditional Québec products in a friendly and relaxed atmosphere. If sun and heat are on the scene, head outside to the terrace to enjoy your meal... and the view!
A privileged contact with nature
In addition to an exceptional ecosystem, the Duchesnay forest offers a multitude of possibilities for outdoor enthusiasts. For both casual and experienced hikers, the more than 25 kilometres of hiking trails lead to all sorts of discoveries, including rock shelters, a geological phenomenon which fascinates each and every one. Dyed-in-the-wool trail runners will also be delighted. They’ll take advantage of our safe groomed trails in the heart of the forest to enjoy this ever-more-popular activity.