Information - Station touristique Duchesnay - Tourist Establishments - Sépaq

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Station touristiqueDuchesnay

Partial opening

This establishment is partially open. Certain health and safety measures to combat COVID-19 (coronavirus) have been put in place to ensure the health and safety of staff and customers.

Consult the list of activities and services offered

New public health measures: establishments in "red" zones

This establishment is located in one of the regions designated as "red". Please refer to the additional public health regulations now in place.


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

  • June 5 to October 11, 2021*
    • every day, from 9 a.m. to 6 p.m. (last rental at 5 p.m.)

Boating activities and stand up paddle rental

  • June 26 to October 11, 2021*
    • 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 (closed until further notice due to preventive measures against COVID-19)
  • Free parking
  • High-speed Internet access (lobby, meeting rooms, lodge and hotel rooms, Horizon pavilion)
  • Ice machine
  • Indoor pool (closed until further notice due to preventive measures against COVID-19)
  • Outdoor spa (closed until further notice due to preventive measures against COVID-19)
  • Sauna (closed until further notice due to preventive measures against COVID-19)
  • 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 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:

  • Bicycle (adult and child*)
  • Canoe
  • Child trailer for bicyle* (not offered until further notice due to preventive measures against COVID-19)
  • 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 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

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 Booklet - Summer 2020 (in French only) Activity booklet - Wildlife Patrol Activity booklet - Animal Rally Careful by nature School activities and pricing 2020-2021

External Links

QuébecOriginal Québec City Tourism Tourisme Jacques-Cartier

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