7 things you didn’t know about Duchesnay Tourist Station

Duchesnay Tourist Station

You may know that the Duchesnay Tourist Station is a 4-season multi-activity center offering an inn, lodges, chalets and shelters just 30 minutes from Quebec City. What you may not know is that…

1 – The Inn has just been renovated

The magnificent 4-star inn has just been renovated. The country-style building, brought up to date and decorated with care, overlooks Lake Saint-Joseph and offers 48 rooms with a view of the lake. Its warm atmosphere and the exceptional quality of its accommodation give it an undeniable cachet.

2 – You can ski there on 47 km of trails

Take advantage of the 47 kilometers of cross-country ski trails that are well maintained and patrolled for your safety. On site: more than 35 km of trails for classic walking and 14 km for skating. You can hit the slopes directly from the hostel. It is possible to rent state-of-the-art equipment for an optimal skiing experience. In addition, cross-country ski equipment is free for children 17 and under accompanied by an adult.

3 – You can explore 3 Hok ski areas here

Halfway between cross-country skiing and snowshoeing, Hok skiing allows you to make beautiful off-piste hikes. You can enjoy beautiful descents to the edge of Lake Saint-Joseph by traversing the 3-hectare area that begins at the gates of the Horizon pavilion. A path allows you to climb to the top quickly after each descent. Two other sectors, of difficult level, are located about 5 km from the Horizon Pavilion, near the summit refuge. This sector is ideal for experienced off-piste skiers because it is further away. Hok ski equipment is free for children 17 and under accompanied by an adult.

4 – You can do dog sledding here

With the complicity of the musher and his sled dogs, explore the surrounding forest and its miles of wooded trails. You won’t soon forget the pleasure of racing down snowy slopes while being pulled by a team of enthusiastic dogs.

5 – The flavors of the Quebec terroir are in the spotlight at the Bistro-bar Le Quatre-Temps

The Auberge Duchesnay showcases regional products from the Quebec terroir. Enjoy the original tables d’hôte of chef Sébastien Rivard. Taste the superior quality of the dishes and specialties: fish, game, cheeses and grilled meats. Enjoy a moment in good company in a country atmosphere enhanced by the warmth of a fireplace.

6 – You can go ice fishing on Lac Saint-Joseph

An unmissable winter experience and popular family activity, ice fishing in Duchesnay Bay of Lac Saint-Joseph will allow you to tease brook trout or speckled trout, whitefish and smallmouth bass. The activity, which takes place from the end of January to the beginning of March, is enhanced by a weekly stocking, which will increase your chances of making good catches.

7 – Snowmobiles are available for rental

Take advantage of the exceptional winter conditions to snowmobile the region’s trails. With or without a guide, you can rent a snowmobile for the day or half-day. The Duchesnay Tourist Station is located near an important trail run by the Fédération des clubs de motoneigistes du Québec.

To take full advantage of winter activities, book your stay without delay at the Duchesnay Tourist Station.

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