Station touristique Duchesnay

Perched on a hill overlooking (and with access to) Saint-Joseph Lake is Duchesnay, a resort offering a wide range of activities to its guests.

This member of the SEPAQ network is only 30 minutes from Québec City. Treat yourself to an outdoor gourmet escapade and stay in cozy accommodations looking out over the lake. The entire site is a playground where the following may be practised: hiking, aerial ropes course, biking, nautical activities, cross-country skiing, snowshoeing, swimming in the indoor pool with sauna, and a game room with ping pong and billiards! Open year-round, this is the ideal holiday spot for those who enjoy being active. Pets welcome.

At the end of the day, you can savour a meal prepared with local ingredients while admiring the lake view.

Activities
  • Hotels

    An outdoor getaway, romantic weekend retreat, family vacation or business meeting: any reason is good to stay at Station touristique Duchesnay. This…

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  • Hiking

    Duchesnay offers 25.7 km of easy-going hiking trails. You'll make many discoveries in the forest, such as rock shelters, in Le Rocher trail, a…

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  • Snowshoeing

    Delve into nature and enjoy our 22.4 km of marked snowshoeing trails. Four warming huts await you along the trails. Free access for our overnight…

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  • Cross-Country Skiing

    Skiers appreciate the top-notch trails of Duchesnay. They are well maintained and patrolled. The network of 50 km of linear trails is divided into…

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  • Treetop Adventures

    Five circuits are available for participants of all ages, with a total of 85 stations that have progressive levels of difficulty: suspended bridges,…

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  • Ice Fishing

    Ice fishing is available in Baie de Duchesnay. With family or friends, tantalize speckled trout and smallmouth bass, among other fish species. This…

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  • Parks, Reserves and Resorts

    At Station touristique Duchesnay, the young and young-at-heart will enjoy skiing in a charming natural setting sheltered from the wind. Network…

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Detailed Schedule:
Hours: open year-round.

Electric Vehicle Charging Station:
Yes

Access for Mobility Impaired People:
Total

Parking:
Free Outdoor on Site

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140, montée de l'Auberge
Sainte-Catherine-de-la-Jacques-Cartier, QC,
G3N 2Y6
Station touristique Duchesnay
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  • Hotels

    An outdoor getaway, romantic weekend retreat, family vacation or business meeting: any reason is good to stay at Station touristique Duchesnay. This four-season resort is only 30 minutes from Québec City, located on the shore of St-Joseph Lake. Many activities may be practised on the grounds, which have a surface area of 89 km² (34.4 sq. mi.): hiking, cross-country skiing, canoeing, rock climbing, archery, guided tours and more. First-class accommodations and excellent cuisine.

    Hotel Rating:

    CITQ Number: 128903

    Number of Units: 48
    Number of Units With Air Conditioning: 48
    Number of Units With Mini Fridge: 48
    Number of Units With Private Bathroom: 48

    Available Unavailable
    Airport Shuttle
    Elevators
    Free WI-FI Internet
    Indoor Spa
    Old Québec Shuttle
    Outdoor Spa
    Pet-Friendly
    Units with Kitchenette
  • Hiking

    Duchesnay offers 25.7 km of easy-going hiking trails. You'll make many discoveries in the forest, such as rock shelters, in Le Rocher trail, a geological phenomenon that fascinates young and old alike. For an evening escapade, you can take our lighted hiking trail (1 km). Take advantage of groomed trails in the midst of the forest to trail running where your safety is guaranteed.

    Admission Fee: No
    Length: 15.5 miles
    Hiking Season: Year-round
    Trail Rating: Easy, Intermediate, Difficult

    Available Unavailable
    Pet-Friendly
    Toilets
    Winter Hiking
  • Snowshoeing

    Delve into nature and enjoy our 22.4 km of marked snowshoeing trails. Four warming huts await you along the trails. Free access for our overnight guests (room or cabin). Snowshoe rental included with vacationing package (room).

    Difficulty Level: Easy, Intermediate, Difficult
    Length: 12.4 miles

    Available Unavailable
    Backcountry Sector
    Snowshoe Rental
  • Cross-Country Skiing

    Skiers appreciate the top-notch trails of Duchesnay. They are well maintained and patrolled. The network of 50 km of linear trails is divided into circuits of 35,7 km for classic skiing and 14.4 km for skate skiing. Access to cross-country skiing trails and equipment rental are free of charge for children 17 years of age and under, accompanied by an adult.

    Number of Trails - Easy: 4
    Number of Trails - Intermediate: 6
    Length: 30 miles

    Available Unavailable
    Backcountry Sector
    Cross-Country Ski Rentals
    Ski-Skating
  • Treetop Adventures

    Five circuits are available for participants of all ages, with a total of 85 stations that have progressive levels of difficulty: suspended bridges, nets, footbridges and more. Thrill-seekers will adore the extreme loop and mega 1000-foot zipline. Hours: June 10 to August 26, daily. Late May to early June and late August to late October, Saturday and Sunday only.

  • Ice Fishing

    Ice fishing is available in Baie de Duchesnay. With family or friends, tantalize speckled trout and smallmouth bass, among other fish species. This activity is offered in conjunction with Association chasse et pêche Catshalac.

  • Parks, Reserves and Resorts

    At Station touristique Duchesnay, the young and young-at-heart will enjoy skiing in a charming natural setting sheltered from the wind. Network comprising 47.5 km of cross-country skiing trails, 20 km of snowshoeing trails and 25 km of walking trails.