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Centre touristiquedu Lac‑Simon

Location

Centre touristique du Lac-Simon is near Duhamel in the Outaouais tourism region.

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Access and Operating Period

Centre touristique du Lac-Simon is open from :

  • December 16, 2022 to March 12, 2023

Beach Pavilion and Winter Visitors Centre

Periods:

  • December 16, 2022 to January 1, 2023
    • every day, from 9:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. (closed on December 21 and 25, 2022, as well as on January 1, 2023)
  • January 2 to February 24, 2023
    • Thursday to Monday, from 9:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.
    • Tuesday and Wednesday: closed
  • February 25 to March 12, 2023
    • every day, from 9:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. 

Registration centre

Periods:

  • May 20 to June 24, 2022
    • Sunday to Thursday, from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m.
    • Friday and Saturday, from 10 a.m. to 8 p.m.
  • June 25 to August 20, 2022
    • Sunday to Thursday, from 9 a.m. to 8 p.m.
    • Friday and Saturday, from 9 a.m. to 9 p.m.
  • August 21 to September 5, 2022
    • Monday to Thursday, from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m.
    • Friday to Sunday, from 9 a.m. to 8 p.m.
  • September 6 to October 10, 2022
    • Sunday to Thursday, from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m.
    • Friday and Saturday, from 10 a.m. to 8 p.m.

Equipment rental (boating activities)

Watercraft rental periods for Lac Simon:

  • May 20 to June 24, 2022
    • Saturday and Sunday, from 11 a.m. to 5 p.m.* (service offered from the Beach Pavilion)
  • June 25 to August 13, 2022
    • every day, from 10 a.m. to 5:30 p.m.*
  • August 14 to 20, 2022
    • every day, from 12 p.m. to 7 p.m.* (service offered from the Beach Pavilion)
  • August 21 to September 5, 2022
    • Monday, Thursday and Friday, from 12 p.m. to 7 p.m.* (service offered from the Beach Pavilion)
    • Tuesday and Wednesday: closed
    • Saturday and Sunday, from 11 a.m. to 7 p.m.* (service offered from the Beach Pavilion)
  • September 6 to October 10, 2022
    • Saturday and Sunday, from 12 p.m. to 6:30 p.m.* (service offered from the Beach Pavilion)

Watercraft rental periods for Lac de la Ferme (service offered from the information building):

  • June 25 to August 20, 2022
    • Sunday to Thursday, from 9 a.m. to 7:30 p.m.*
    • Friday and Saturday, from 9 a.m. to 7:30 p.m.*
  • August 21 to September 5, 2022
    • Monday to Thursday, from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m.*
    • Friday to Sunday, from 9 a.m. to 8 p.m.*
  • September 6 to October 10, 2022
    • Sunday to Thursday, from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m.*
    • Friday and Saturday, from 10 a.m. to 7:30 p.m.*

* Last rental 1 hour before closure.

Equipment rental (snowshoes, cross-country skis and snow tube)

Service offered from the winter Visitors Centre (Beach Pavilion).

Period:

  • January 2 to February 24, 2023
    • Thursday to Sunday, from 9:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.
    • Monday to Wednesday: closed
  • February 25 to March 12, 2023
    • every day, from 9:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.

Public Transit

No public transit serves the resort directly. The closest bus station is in Papineauville, but tickets must be purchased in Montebello.

Universal Access

In summer, wheelchair users have access to a washroom at the reception.

Note

Even though it's not a national park, the Annual Québec National Parks card provide day access to Centre touristique du Lac-Simon.


Services

Equipment rental

  • Canoe
  • Stand Up Paddle
  • Kayak
  • Bicycle (adult and children)
  • Snowshoes
  • Cross-country skis
  • Snow tube

Animation

Musical jumping contests on the trampoline, colorful games and crazy slides, young and old will face the challenges that our guides have prepared for them! Find out more.

Beach Pavilion

  • Outdoor dairy bar
  • Souvenir store
  • Conveniance store items (chips, candies, chocolates, soft drinks)
  • BBQ rental
  • Microwave

During the winter, the beach pavilion becomes the main visitors centre. Come and enjoy our shop! Plan your fishing day or rent snowshoes or cross-country skis.

Firewood and Ice Sales

During summer, campers can buy firewood and ice at the registration centre. Ice is also on sale at the beach pavilion. See the opening periods of the registration centre and the pavilion.

During winter, six ecological logs per night are provided in the cabins. Bags of logs for an outdoor fire as well as bags of ecological logs are also on sale at the winter registration centre (beach pavilion). 

Services for families

To better plan your activities, please consult our family services.


Nearby Services

The town of Duhamel is 2 km from the campground. There you will find 3 restaurants and a convenience store with gas station.


Contact Information

Contact Information:
1216 Rue Principale
P.O Box 117
Duhamel (Québec)  J0V 1G0

Telephone : 819-428-7931 (information)

Telephone : 1-800-665-6527 (reservation)

lacsimon@sepaq.com

GPS coordinates:
46° 00' 29.15" N
75° 05' 29.70" W

Important

Pets

Dogs are allowed in Centre touristique du Lac-Simon (sector A), 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

Nearby Attractions

Réserve faunique de Papineau-Labelle

This reserve is a 20-minute drive from Centre touristique du Lac-Simon. It's a huge playground of over 1,600 km2 with more than 700 lakes. Among the activities available: fishing, hiking, canoe-camping, backcountry skiing, hunting, dogsledding.

Parc national de Plaisance

Rivers, marshes, lakes and islands make this park a paradise for birds. Close to 240 species have been identified, 100 of which make their nests here. Explore the area on foot or by canoe, kayak or bicycle. The park is a 45-minute drive from Centre touristique du Lac- Simon.

Documentation

Discovery Guide Careful by nature Map of sites - accommodation (in French only) Map of trails - Summer (in French only) Map of trails - Winter (in French only)

External Links

Association touristique de l'Outaouais Bonjour Québec Tourism la Petite-Nation and la Lièvre Duhamel Club Quad Petite-Nation Le Club de Motoneige Les Maraudeurs Inc.

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