Centre touristiquedu Lac‑Simon

Location

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

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Centre touristique du Lac-Simon 179 km 416 km 130 km

 

Access and Operating Period

Centre touristique du Lac-Simon is open from :

  • May 17 to October 14, 2024
  • December 20, 2024 to March 10, 2025

Registration centre

Periods:

  • May 17 to June 21, 2024
    • Sunday to Thursday, from 9:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.
    • Friday and Saturday, from 9:30 a.m. to 8 p.m.
  • June 22 to September 2, 2024
    • every day, from 9 a.m. to 8 p.m.
  • September 3 to October 14, 2024
    • Sunday to Thursday, from 9:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.
    • Friday and Saturday, from 9:30 a.m. to 8 p.m.

Equipment rental (boating activities)

Watercraft rental periods for Lac Simon:

  • May 18 to June 21, 2024
    • Saturday and Sunday, from 10:30 a.m. to 5:30 p.m.* (service offered from the Beach Pavilion)
    • Monday to Friday, from 9:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. (service offered from the information building)
  • June 22 to August 18, 2024
    • every day, from 10 a.m. to 5:30 p.m.* (service offered from the information building)
  • August 19 to September 2, 2024
    • every day, from 10 a.m. to 5:30 p.m.* (service offered from the Beach Pavilion)
  • September 3 to October 14, 2024
    • Saturday and Sunday, from 10:30 a.m. to 5:30 p.m.* (service offered from the Beach Pavilion)
    • Monday to Friday, from 9:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. (service offered from the information building)

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

  • May 17 to June 21, 2024
    • every day, from 9:30 a.m. to 4:15 p.m.*
  • June 22 to September 2, 2024
    • every day, from 9 a.m. to 7:45 p.m.*
  • September 3 to October 14, 2024
    • every day, from 9:30 a.m. to 4:15 p.m.*

* Last rental 1 hour before closure.

Beach Pavilion and Winter Visitors Centre

The schedule is subject to change without notice. For more information, contact us at 819-428-7931.

Periods:

  • May 18 to June 21, 2024
    • Saturday and Sunday, from 10:30 a.m. to 5:30 p.m.
  • June 22 to September 2, 2024
    • every day, from 10 a.m. to 8 p.m.
  • September 3 to October 14, 2024
    • Saturday and Sunday, from 10:30 a.m. to 5:30 p.m.

Equipment rental (snowshoes and cross-country skis)

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

Periods:

  • December 21, 2023 to January 7, 2024
    • every day, from 9:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.
    • closed on December 25, 2023, as well as on January 1, 2024
  • January 8 to March 1, 2024
    • Thursday to Monday, from 9:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.
    • Tuesday and Wednesday: closed
  • March 2 to 10, 2024
    • every day, from 9:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.

Public charging stations for electric vehicles

Two level 2 charging stations are available at P1 parking lot near the beach, while two other level 2 charging stations are available at the Registration Centre parking lot. Details

Universal Access

In summer, wheelchair users have access to a washroom at the reception and two washroom facilities located at the beach and Boucle du Cerf sector.

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
  • 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, five 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.

Restaurants:

Convenience stores:

  • Provi-Soir Marché Duhamel (1865, Route 321, Duhamel)
  • Dépanneur Serjo - Gas station and SAQ (1886, Rue Principale, Duhamel)

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

Tourist accommodation
Cabins: registration number 110165
Campground: registration number 201121

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

Filming

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

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 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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