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Station touristiqueDuchesnay


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.

Public charging stations for electric vehicles

Six level 2 charging stations are available at the P6 parking lot (Auberge Duchesnay) and two other level 2 stations are available at the P2 parking lot (Le Boisé Pavilion). Details

Tranport Service

A transportation service is offered by Navette Nature from Quebec.

Day Pass

The day pass gives day visitors (without accommodations) access to several activities on the site. The day pass is available during summer only. 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.

Boating activities, stand up paddle and bicycle rental

Equipment rental is located at the nautical centre.

  • May 25 and 26, 2024*
    • Saturday and Sunday, from 9 a.m. to 6 p.m. (last rental at 5 p.m.)
  • June 1 and 2, 2024*
    • Saturday and Sunday, from 9 a.m. to 6 p.m. (last rental at 5 p.m.)
  • June 8 to September 2, 2024*
    • every day, from 9 a.m. to 6 p.m. (last rental at 5 p.m.)
  • September 3 to 22, 2024*
    • every day, from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. (last rental at 4 p.m.)
  • September 28 to October 6, 2024*
    • Saterday, Sunday and holidays, from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. (last rental at 4 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
  • Microwave oven
  • Outdoor spa
  • Sauna
  • Shop
  • Spacious lobby with fireplace

Food Service

See the food service section for details about our restaurant:

  • Bistro-bar Le Quatre-temps, at the hotel Duchesnay

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 rental
  • 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:

  • Canoe
  • Child trailer for bicyle*
  • Cross-country skis (classic and skate skiing - adult and child)*
  • Games (volley-ball, etc.)
  • Hybrid and electric bicycle (adult and child*)
  • 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
  • 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 Dorelies
  • 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 (24-hour hotline)

Telephone : 1-866-683-2711

Tourist accommodation
Hotel: registration number 128903
Cabins: registration number 194541
Lodges: registration number 295178

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 on the trails at Station touristique Duchesnay, under certain conditions. Pets are not allowed in the buildings. 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


A private individual or production company must obtain prior authorization to carry out a video shoot or photo session on Sépaq-managed territories. Find out more


Map of Duchesnay (in French only) Activity guide - Summer 2024 (in French only) Winter trail guide (in French only) Activity booklet - Wildlife Patrol Activity booklet - Animal Rally Careful by nature School activities and pricing 2023-2024

External Links

Bonjour Québec Québec City Tourism Tourisme Jacques-Cartier

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