Avoid the stress of planning your vacation by choosing a place where everyone will find activities that tickle their fancy, within walking distance of your room!
Here are 4 places that offer “all-inclusive” or “all-on-site” vacations in La Jacques-Cartier!
This resort on the shores of Lac Saint-Joseph truly has something for everyone. It’s the perfect destination for spending time in the great outdoors with your family. Essentials include the Arbraska Duchesnay high ropes courses and time on the water in kayaks, canoes, paddleboards, and even the new pedal boats. Prefer hiking? The Le Rocher trail and its rock shelters are always a hit with families. And if you’re a cyclist, the Vélopiste Jacques-Cartier/Portneuf runs through the station, so bring your bike or rent one on site to enjoy this section of the Route verte along an old railway.
As for indoor activities, the resort has classic family favourites like a pool and hot tub. When it’s time to eat, head to Bistro-bar Le Quatre-Temps to enjoy its buffet, where everyone can eat what they want!
The Station Duchesnay also has outdoor wheelchairs for its guests with reduced mobility. The Kartus wheelchair is great for trails, the Hippocampe wheelchair is designed for swimming and beach time, and the Trackz wheelchair is meant for off-roading. It’s a great way for the entire family to enjoy the beauty of nature together!
Whether you’re part of a family with young children or a couple looking for a cozy getaway, Entourage sur-le-Lac is the place to be. It has plenty to do on site: you can take advantage of direct access to the lake’s beach, rent watersports equipment, try a number of other outdoor activities, relax in the spacious rooms, or enjoy gourmet cuisine at L’Îlot Repère Gourmand, to name a few.
And just minutes from the hotel, you can play golf at Mont Tourbillon, hike at the Centre de plein air Le Saisonnier, ride a mountain bike at the Sentiers du Moulin, or enjoy a microbrewery beer at the very first Archibald or at the new Buvette du Moulin.
Please note: The hotel is accessible by public transportation (TCJC, route 53).
Village Vacances Valcartier
This 4-star hotel has 153 rooms that are designed to be family-friendly, yet comfortable. The most popular suites offer a view of the park, while the most luxurious ones come with a patio and a private hot tub. When we say “all-inclusive,” we mean you’ll be sleeping just steps away from Bora Parc, the indoor water park, and the outdoor water park with 35 slides and a heated wave pool. And while the park is certainly a main attraction, there are plenty of other spots to enjoy at the resort, too, including an arcade, the Aroma Spa, several restaurants, and a dairy bar. The resort is modern and elegant, but above all, it’s a ton of fun for the whole family!
If you’re looking for a quieter natural getaway, the Centre Castor is only around a kilometre away. It offers activities like golf, hiking to the summit of Mont Brillant, and mountain biking (with an amazing 95 km of cross-country trails and another 10.3 km of downhill enduro trails).
Rain or shine, laughter and good memories are guaranteed.
Manoir du Lac Delage
Experience the charm of the Manoir! This manor is truly stunning; its 89 rooms and 8 suites are all naturally sun-drenched and offer a splendid view of the lake or the mountain. The restaurant’s patio is also one of the most beautiful in the region.
In terms of activities, there’s plenty you can do without taking the car: mini-golfing, playing on the beach, canoeing, kayaking, and maybe even going on a guided paddleboarding trip. And just across the street, enjoy the thrills of the renowned Empire 47, famous for its 67 km of trails for mountain bikers of all levels. Introductory courses, a drop-in centre, and youth camps are offered during the summer. Empire 47 is also popular for its pump track and hiking trails. The Pythagore trail (2.7 km) is the one that leads you to the lookout, and we highly recommend it!
The Marais du Nord is also within walking distance. It’s a stunning spot to discover a plethora of plants and wildlife—perfect for the budding photographer or birdwatcher. You can also get to know the marsh with its self-guided interpretive tour. Scan QR codes at the 17 stations to learn about ecosystems, biodiversity, the history of the site, and much more!
So, where will your next real family vacation be?