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It's holiday time!

This summer, take a family vacation at Station touristique Duchesnay. A hassle-free holiday, with unlimited access to a multitude of outdoor activities, awaits you!

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A hassle-free holiday

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Enjoy an all-in-one site without hours of driving

Just 30 minutes from Québec City, you'll enjoy a breathtaking vacation site nestled between lake and mountains. Come visit and stay overnight in one of Auberge Duchesnay's rooms, which offer a breathtaking view of Lac Saint-Joseph, or in one of our comfortable Oxygène cabins.

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Play. Relax. Repeat.

Your stay at Station touristique Duchesnay includes access to a wide range of activities; from hiking and biking, to adventures on Lac Saint-Joseph, to relaxing and playing on the beach, there's more than enough to keep you entertained throughout your stay.

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Say goodbye to meal planning

For a quick bite on the beach or a sunset dinner on the terrace, all your meals are simplified with our on-site food services.

No time to get bored!

Guided or self-guided activities, in the forest or on the beach, relaxing or sporty – let your mood show you which way to play.

All in the water

Nautical activities

Enjoy your favourite water sports on Lac Saint-Joseph: canoes, kayaks, pedal boats, rabaskas, and paddleboards are available free of charge (2-hour blocks) for cabin and resort guests. Take advantage of organized activities such as introductory paddleboarding, treasure hunts, and kayak polo.

Sunset kayak outing

Experience the sunset in a different way by coming to admire it directly from Lac Saint-Joseph during this one-of-a-kind adventure.

Swimming

A vacation isn't a vacation without a dip in the lake! Swimming is supervised during busy periods (subject to change depending on the weather).

Indoor pool

The Auberge has a swimming pool on the garden level. Nearby, you'll also find a training room and a sauna.

Sporting adventures

Biking

The 68-km Jacques-Cartier-Portneuf bike path passes through Duchesnay and takes you all the way to Québec City via the Corridor des Cheminots. Bikes and equipment are loaned free of charge for the whole family during stays in our accommodations. Quantities limited. First come, first served. Electric bikes are available at a charge.

Hiking

The site's forest offers 25.7 km of hiking trails in gentle terrain, ideal for family walks. Stop and check out the rock shelters on Le Rocher trail, a geological phenomenon that fascinates all hikers. A 1 km illuminated trail is also available for short evening strolls.

Arbraska Duchesnay

Arbraska Duchesnay is a unique aerial pathway in the forest that takes you from tree to tree. Five consecutive circuits, each with an increasing level of difficulty, offer a vast array of challenges, including monkey bridges, nets, footbridges, beams, and ziplines, even a line that’s over 300 metres long! A special circuit for children aged 7 to 11 lets them try out made-to-measure hebertism.

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Disc golf

Also known as frisbee golf, this is a competitive activity based on the rules of golf. You can pick up a scorecard at Horizon pavilion and head out for nine holes of fun!

Summer pleasures

Pedalo platform

Designed to accommodate four people, the pedalo platform is stable and easy to board. Ideal for an outing on the lake with a swimming break!

Outdoor cinema

At the nautical centre, we offer a cinema under the stars for a family film presentation.

Beach games

Many games such as spikeball, mölkky (Finnish bowling), pétanque (boules), volleyball, and other beach games are available free of charge at the nautical centre.

Campfires on the beach

End the day at the nautical centre around a roaring fire. During a lively presentation, guests with a curious bent will be delighted to learn more about the flora and fauna surrounding the resort.

See nature differently

Geocache

Think you know everything there is to know about flora and fauna? This ecological quiz will take you on a fun quest through the forest! Using GPS and a map, you'll head off the beaten track. Will your team rise to the challenge?

Rally and investigation games

A variety of rallies allow you to take full advantage of the trails and discover the wealth of flora and fauna lurking in the forest.

Stretching in nature

Come and recharge your batteries or relieve stress in a unique atmosphere. An experience not to be missed! The minimum age for participation is 12 years old.

Packages

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At the hotel

Family Vacation Club Package

  • An overnight stay
  • A full breakfast
  • A multi-course dinner (three courses)
  • The access to all Station activities
  • A welcome cocktail for parents
  • A surprise at the arrival for children
  • Service included on meals and drinks

Starting at $488 /family/night (2 adults and 2 youngsters from 6 to 12 years old)

Taxes not included.

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At the hotel

Arbraska Duchesnay Fun Time Package

  • An overnight stay
  • A complete breakfast
  • Access to the Young Wolf circuit at Arbraska Duchesnay for children aged 7 to 11 accompanied by their parents
  • The access to Station activities
  • Service charges on meals and drinks

Starting at $378 /family/night (2 adults and 2 youngsters from 6 to 12 years old)

Taxes not included.

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At the hotel

Aquarium du Québec Package

  • An overnight stay
  • A full breakfast
  • The access to all Station activities
  • Service included on meals and drinks
  • A daily family access to Aquarium du Québec

Starting at $145 /pers./night (double occ.)

Taxes not included.

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In a cabin

Find our nature in an Oxygène cabin Package

  • Cabin with 2 bedrooms (sleeps 2 to 6)
  • Complete kitchen area
  • Air conditioning, Internet, cable TV
  • Outdoor living area (fire pit, picnic table, barbecue)
  • Access to all Station activities

Starting at $359 /nuit/cabin (double occ.)

Taxes not included.

Food services

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Le Quatre-Temps

Located in Auberge Duchesnay, Bistro-bar Le Quatre-Temps overlooks Lac Saint-Joseph. Its terrace with a view, its menu that pays tribute to products of Québec’s heartland, its country atmosphere, and its children's menu provide everything you need for the perfect hassle-free meal.

Dining room menu

Children's menu (in French only)

Breakfast menu (in French only)

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Street truck and bar at the nautical centre

Parked on the terrace adjacent to the beach, the street truck offers affordable food, typical of snack bars. Nearby, a counter offers slushes, frozen treats, and alcoholic beverages to delight parents and children alike!

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