Information - Station touristique Duchesnay - Tourist Establishments - Sépaq

COVID-19: Gradual and partial re‑opening of our destinations. Details

Station touristiqueDuchesnay

Temporary closure until further notice

Due to the exceptional situation related to COVID-19 (coronavirus), this establishment will remain closed until further notice.

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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
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. Duchesnay is on the right.

Day Pass

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


Station touristique Duchesnay is not a Québec National Park. The Annual Québec National Parks Card is not valid for admission to this establishment.

Operating periods

The Station is open year-round.

Bicycle rental*

Opening periods to come for summer 2020.

Boating activities and stand up paddle rental*

  • June 27 to September 7, 2020
    • every day, from 9 a.m. to 6 p.m. (last rental at 5 p.m.)

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


Services Available to Our Overnight Guests

  • Exercise room
  • Free parking
  • High-speed Internet access (lobby, meeting rooms, lodge and hotel rooms, Horizon pavilion)
  • 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.

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 (volley-ball, etc.)
  • Hockey stick for children
  • Hok skis (adult and child)*
  • Inner tube for snow tubing
  • Kayak
  • Pedal boat
  • Rabaska
  • Skates (adult and child)*
  • Snowmobile (available with our partner Aventure Inukshuk)
  • Snowshoes (adult and child)*
  • SUP (Stand up paddle) board (for 1 to 8 people)
  • 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 Duchesnay's entrance:
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

Nearby Attractions

Aventure Inukshuk

Club de golf Lac St-Joseph

Club de vol à voile de Québec

Plage du Lac St-Joseph

The Secret Valley

Vélopiste Jacques-Cartier / Portneuf



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

Using drones

In order to minimize the impact on wildlife and on the customer experience, Sépaq does not allow recreational drone use at the establishments it manages. Find out more


Map of Duchesnay Activity Guide - Winter 2019-2020 (in French only) Activity booklet - Wildlife Patrol Activity booklet - Animal Rally Careful by nature School activities and pricing 2019-2020

External Links

QuébecOriginal Québec City Tourism Tourisme Jacques-Cartier Hus-ski cross country skiing club

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