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Station touristique Duchesnay

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Station touristique Duchesnay - Supervised bathing area - Lac Saint-Joseph Jonathan Robert | © Sépaq

Accessible and rewarding activities

Everything you’re looking for is right here! At the edge of Lac Saint-Joseph, water activities steal the show. You might want to navigate with the family on board a canoe, kayak, pedal boat, rabaska canoe or stand up paddle board. The supervised beach with a lifeguard on duty, is perfect for making sand castles before or after a swim. An indoor pool, a sauna and a gym can be found at the hotel. In the summer, right next to the spa, you can also grab a deck chair and do some sunbathing on the adjacent deck!

At the heart of an 89 km2 wooded playground, an aerial adventure awaits you on a circuit devised for children aged seven and over. To go on a family bike ride, you have direct access to the Jacques-Cartier-Portneuf bike path, or the nearby Chemin de la liseuse path which runs along the Jacques-Cartier River. A number of hiking trails are also on offer, including one on the periphery of the resort and big-wheel stroller accessible Lac Jaune trail. Take advantage of your visit to do some wildlife watching: beaver, white-tailed deer and a number of bird species abound.

To mix fun with exercise, there is the educational and humorous Super Labyrinth Inukshuk rally, as well as areas to play volley-ball. A team of monitors will offer all sorts of organized activities for both children and adults, such as geocache and archery.

Most of these activities are free of charge for accommodation package guests. Other visitors can purchase a daily passeport. 

Accommodations that the whole family can really enjoy

The four-star Auberge Duchesnay hotel offers comfortable country-style rooms with a view of the lake. There is a restaurant with a terrace, a pool and a gym. The option of booking a single room in a pavilion or an entire pavilion for a group is also available.

Accommodations, meals, and all sorts of activities – all rolled into one when you choose the Family Vacation Club package!

To satisfy any appetite, large or small

Bistro-bar Le Quatre-Temps offers a bistro menu featuring local gastronomical delights. The restaurant is open to all visitors and serves breakfast, lunch and dinner every day.

If you are looking to host a family reunion, the resort’s halls can receive and feast between 5 and 250 people. Only 30 minutes away from Old Quebec City, it’s a perfect place to hold a celebration!

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Station touristique Duchesnay - Tree-top adventure circuit Steve Deschênes | © Sépaq
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Station touristique Duchesnay - Stand up paddling - Lac Saint-Joseph Jonathan Robert | © Sépaq
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Station touristique Duchesnay - Indoor pool Jonathan Robert | © Sépaq
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Station touristique Duchesnay - Terrace overlooking Lac Saint-Joseph (Bistro-bar Le Quatre-Temps) Benoit Camirand | © Sépaq

In winter, the family is always more than welcome

Young and old alike will have a great time snow tubing and skating. You can also try your hand at ice fishing din Duchesnay Bay and experience the adventure of a dogsled ride. The hiking trail on the periphery of the resort and the Lac Jaune snowshoeing trail are also great places to take your kids for a sleigh ride. For cross-country skiing, there is family-friendly trail 1 and even a cross-country skiing school where children four years of age and over can take a course. A snack-bar, an equipment rental shop and a waxing room are all available at Horizon Pavilion during winter, along with an area for games and relaxation. Come in and warm up!

Most of these activities are free of charge for accommodation package guests. Other visitors can purchase a daily passeport. 

If you want to spend the night, the hotel and pavilions are open all year long. You can enjoy eating out at Bistro-bar Le Quatre-Temps.

Interested? Take a look at the Family Vacation Club package!

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Station touristique Duchesnay - Skating Steve Deschênes | © Sépaq
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Station touristique Duchesnay - Cabin near activities Steve Deschênes | © Sépaq

More services to simplify your life

  • Bicycle trailers to take your children for a ride are offered free of charge at the rental centre. Please consult the list of outdoor equipment loaned without charge or for rent.
  • You can find a microwave oven in Horizon Pavilion. Please consult the list of our family services.
  • Bistro-bar Le Quatre-Temps offers a children’s menu.

Don’t forget the souvenirs

A vast array of souvenirs, clothing for adults and children, outdoor merchandise, and regional handicrafts can be found at the hotel shop.

Family experience

What is the Sépaq Family Experience?

  • Affordable prices and a number of complimentary activities for youngsters 17 and under
  • A vast array of rewarding activities adapted especially for the family
  • Equipment provided free of charge to simplify your life (in most destinations)
  • A warm welcome and a flexible family-friendly approach
  • Accommodation options for each and every budget

Look for the seal that identifies experiences especially designed for families!

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