Station touristique Duchesnay
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.
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!
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!
Interested? Take a look at the Family Vacation Club package!
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.
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!