Attractions in the area

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Attractions in the area

Outdoor activities
A must-see outdoor destination! 80 kilometers of hiking and snowshoeing trails, 100 kilometers of singletrack mountain biking trails, 17.5 kilometers of calm water river descent for kayaking, and a beautiful Via ferrata in a unique and enchanting setting in the heart of a glacial valley. Mountain biking enthusiast? The Neilson Trail is not to be missed! You can also admire Delaney Falls by taking a hiking trail along the entire river, or a mountain bike trail.
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Vallée Bras-du-Nord, Accueil Shannahan
2180 Rang Saguenay
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A must-see outdoor destination! 80 kilometers of hiking and snowshoeing trails, 100 kilometers of singletrack mountain biking trails, 17.5 kilometers of calm water river descent for kayaking, and a beautiful Via ferrata in a unique and enchanting setting in the heart of a glacial valley. Mountain biking enthusiast? The Neilson Trail is not to be missed! You can also admire Delaney Falls by taking a hiking trail along the entire river, or a mountain bike trail.
A 4.6 km route along the Jacques-Cartier River that links the two main cultural sites of Pont-Rouge, the Déry Site and the Moulin Marcoux. WINTER: Huge icicles form in the River gorge and create a fascinating landscape. From the south entrance of the Promenade Jacques-Cartier (175 Route de la Pinière), go down quickly near the river to have a breathtaking view of the icy walls.
Promenade Jacques-Cartier
175 Rte De La Pinière
A 4.6 km route along the Jacques-Cartier River that links the two main cultural sites of Pont-Rouge, the Déry Site and the Moulin Marcoux. WINTER: Huge icicles form in the River gorge and create a fascinating landscape. From the south entrance of the Promenade Jacques-Cartier (175 Route de la Pinière), go down quickly near the river to have a breathtaking view of the icy walls.
A 4 km hiking trail (8 km round trip) accessible all year round, allowing you to admire enchanting landscapes and rapids, the Grand-Remous Dam and other enchanting viewpoints. SUMMER: 15 km bicycle trail along the Jacques-Cartier River linking Pont-Rouge to Sainte-Catherine-de-la-Jacques-Cartier (chemin de la liseuse). Link with the between the river and the mountains (and the Jacques-Cartier/Portneuf bike path). WINTER: a network of 25 km of cross-country ski trails (21 km easy and 4 km easy and 4 km difficult or very difficult)
Dansereau Centre
50 Rue Dansereau
A 4 km hiking trail (8 km round trip) accessible all year round, allowing you to admire enchanting landscapes and rapids, the Grand-Remous Dam and other enchanting viewpoints. SUMMER: 15 km bicycle trail along the Jacques-Cartier River linking Pont-Rouge to Sainte-Catherine-de-la-Jacques-Cartier (chemin de la liseuse). Link with the between the river and the mountains (and the Jacques-Cartier/Portneuf bike path). WINTER: a network of 25 km of cross-country ski trails (21 km easy and 4 km easy and 4 km difficult or very difficult)
Nature scavenger hunt: new circuit for teens and adults!
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The Secret Valley
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Nature scavenger hunt: new circuit for teens and adults!
Garden area with more than 60 thematic gardens and flowerbeds and presenting a wide variety of unusual and wellness plants. Yoga classes in nature during the summer season.
FloreSsens
1031 Chemin de la Traverse
Garden area with more than 60 thematic gardens and flowerbeds and presenting a wide variety of unusual and wellness plants. Yoga classes in nature during the summer season.
Hiking, mountain biking and fatbike trails: The paths cross maple groves and mixed forests, along the Chaude River and offer enchanting scenery! In winter, you can also enjoy tubing with a mechanical lift.
Centre Nature St-Basile de Portneuf
1 Avenue du Centre Nature
Hiking, mountain biking and fatbike trails: The paths cross maple groves and mixed forests, along the Chaude River and offer enchanting scenery! In winter, you can also enjoy tubing with a mechanical lift.
SUMMER: Boat launch, baseball, soccer, beach volleyball and tennis courts, skateboard park, access to the Chemin de La Liseuse which offers walkers and cyclists a 15 km (round trip) route that joins the Dansereau trail in Pont-Rouge, for a possible 30 km (round trip). WINTER: 2.5 km skating trail in the forest, 2 skating rinks used exclusively for field hockey, cross-country ski trail of 14 km (round trip), cross-country ski trail (14 km round trip), 20-foot snow slide.
Grand Heron
4 Rue Louis Jolliet
SUMMER: Boat launch, baseball, soccer, beach volleyball and tennis courts, skateboard park, access to the Chemin de La Liseuse which offers walkers and cyclists a 15 km (round trip) route that joins the Dansereau trail in Pont-Rouge, for a possible 30 km (round trip). WINTER: 2.5 km skating trail in the forest, 2 skating rinks used exclusively for field hockey, cross-country ski trail of 14 km (round trip), cross-country ski trail (14 km round trip), 20-foot snow slide.
SUMMER: hiking and biking trails, Arbraska (aerial adventure circuit offering a breathtaking view of Lac Saint-Joseph). WINTER: hiking, snowshoeing and cross-country skiing trails, ice fishing.
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Station touristique Duchesnay
140 Montée de l'Auberge
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SUMMER: hiking and biking trails, Arbraska (aerial adventure circuit offering a breathtaking view of Lac Saint-Joseph). WINTER: hiking, snowshoeing and cross-country skiing trails, ice fishing.
6 km of marked trails to explore the diversity of this environment: forest, stream and river banks. WINTER : walking, cross-country skiing and snowshoeing.
Réserve naturelle du Marais-Léon-Provancher
151 Rue des Îlets
6 km of marked trails to explore the diversity of this environment: forest, stream and river banks. WINTER : walking, cross-country skiing and snowshoeing.
70 km of hiking trails offering views of exceptional attractions exceptional attractions: waterfalls, cascades cliffs, natural glacier, canyon. Other activities: canoeing, kayaking, SUP, fishing, interpretation center (former hydroelectric power station), devil's hole cave (Saint-Casimir). WINTER : cross-country skiing center "les portes de l'enfer", snowshoeing.
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Portneuf Natural Regional Park
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70 km of hiking trails offering views of exceptional attractions exceptional attractions: waterfalls, cascades cliffs, natural glacier, canyon. Other activities: canoeing, kayaking, SUP, fishing, interpretation center (former hydroelectric power station), devil's hole cave (Saint-Casimir). WINTER : cross-country skiing center "les portes de l'enfer", snowshoeing.
SUMMER: hiking trails, canoeing, kayaking, SUP, fishing, day hunting, wild fruit picking. WINTER: cross-country skiing, ice fishing.
Portneuf wildlife reserve
229 Rue du Lac Vert
SUMMER: hiking trails, canoeing, kayaking, SUP, fishing, day hunting, wild fruit picking. WINTER: cross-country skiing, ice fishing.
This oasis of greenery stretches 2.6 km (1.1 miles) along the bank of the St. Lawrence River. Enjoy the sun, beach and river. The perfect place to relax, have a picnic or get some exercise. Head down the Grèves walking trail to see where it leads! Free parking lot open daily from June to October.
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Parc de la Plage-Jacques-Cartier
3636 Chemin du Pavillon
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This oasis of greenery stretches 2.6 km (1.1 miles) along the bank of the St. Lawrence River. Enjoy the sun, beach and river. The perfect place to relax, have a picnic or get some exercise. Head down the Grèves walking trail to see where it leads! Free parking lot open daily from June to October.
A team of hardy dogs will be selected from the pack of 200 to pull your sled at Station touristique Duchesnay. Become a musher for a day and race your dogsled through the wintry landscape. Alternately, you can also drive a snowmobile along the kilometres of trails winding through the woods. Watch black bears in their natural habitat from a minibus or quad while on a guided wilderness tour, beat the giant outdoor maze or take a cani-cart ride through the forest draped in beautiful fall colours. Warm clothing may be rented onsite for snowmobile rides. If you feel chilly, duck into the heated maze pavilion.
Aventure Inukshuk - Super Labyrinthe
143 Route de Duchesnay
A team of hardy dogs will be selected from the pack of 200 to pull your sled at Station touristique Duchesnay. Become a musher for a day and race your dogsled through the wintry landscape. Alternately, you can also drive a snowmobile along the kilometres of trails winding through the woods. Watch black bears in their natural habitat from a minibus or quad while on a guided wilderness tour, beat the giant outdoor maze or take a cani-cart ride through the forest draped in beautiful fall colours. Warm clothing may be rented onsite for snowmobile rides. If you feel chilly, duck into the heated maze pavilion.
Dreaming of a horseback ride through trails lined with rivers, fields and forests? This is the perfect place both for beginners and experienced riders!
Centre Équestre Aurélie Piché
715 Rang du N
Dreaming of a horseback ride through trails lined with rivers, fields and forests? This is the perfect place both for beginners and experienced riders!
Bike path laid out along the bed of the former 68 km (42.2 mile) railway track from Saint-Gabriel-de-Valcartier to Rivière-à-Pierre. With a maximum incline of 3%, this rock dust path will lead you past lakes, rivers and mountains. Be sure to visit the attractions and services in the friendly towns and villages along the river. Directly accessible by bicycle from Québec City along the Corridor des Cheminots bike path.
Vélopiste Jacques-Cartier/Portneuf (Information Point)
Bike path laid out along the bed of the former 68 km (42.2 mile) railway track from Saint-Gabriel-de-Valcartier to Rivière-à-Pierre. With a maximum incline of 3%, this rock dust path will lead you past lakes, rivers and mountains. Be sure to visit the attractions and services in the friendly towns and villages along the river. Directly accessible by bicycle from Québec City along the Corridor des Cheminots bike path.
Free access for all. 20 km of easy and intermediate cross-country ski trails, 9 km of hiking trails, 5 km of snowshoe trails, ice skating loop and skating rink.
Centre Ski-Neuf
451 Boulevard Gauthier
Free access for all. 20 km of easy and intermediate cross-country ski trails, 9 km of hiking trails, 5 km of snowshoe trails, ice skating loop and skating rink.
Watercrafts and swimming
Possibility of purchasing a day pass to enjoy the beach and the watercrafts.
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Station touristique Duchesnay
140 Montée de l'Auberge
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Possibility of purchasing a day pass to enjoy the beach and the watercrafts.
The largest outdoor winter recreational centre on the continent! In the winter, choose from among the 35 tobogganing runs at all levels of difficulty, including extreme sledding like Snow Rafting and the Tornado.In the summer, there are 35 water slides, a huge wave pool, 100 water games and two thematic rivers. The site also hosts the only ice hotel in North America! You can also make a splash 365 days a year at Bora Parc, an indoor water park with a tropical theme with 14 water slides, wave pool, double surf wave, exciting river adventure and more.
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Village Vacances Valcartier
1860 Boulevard Valcartier
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The largest outdoor winter recreational centre on the continent! In the winter, choose from among the 35 tobogganing runs at all levels of difficulty, including extreme sledding like Snow Rafting and the Tornado.In the summer, there are 35 water slides, a huge wave pool, 100 water games and two thematic rivers. The site also hosts the only ice hotel in North America! You can also make a splash 365 days a year at Bora Parc, an indoor water park with a tropical theme with 14 water slides, wave pool, double surf wave, exciting river adventure and more.
Canoes, kayaks, paddleboards, swimming (weekends only, upon reservation). Boat rental is included in the daily ticket price ($15 per adult in 2021).
Camp Portneuf
4229 Chemin du Lac Sept Îles
Canoes, kayaks, paddleboards, swimming (weekends only, upon reservation). Boat rental is included in the daily ticket price ($15 per adult in 2021).
Magnificent beach, classified "A", where the quality of the water is exceptional. Enchanting, peaceful site where you can do water sports (no motors) and pedestrian activities. The Jacques Cartier/Portneuf bicycle path passes nearby.
St-Leonard Plage Eau Claire
Magnificent beach, classified "A", where the quality of the water is exceptional. Enchanting, peaceful site where you can do water sports (no motors) and pedestrian activities. The Jacques Cartier/Portneuf bicycle path passes nearby.
Swimming, beach volleyball, trampoline and floating pyramid. The water of the lake is rated "A" by the Ministry of the environment. The nautical center offers you the the possibility of renting a pedal boat, a kayak, or a SUP to explore the lake.
Beach Lake St. Joseph
Swimming, beach volleyball, trampoline and floating pyramid. The water of the lake is rated "A" by the Ministry of the environment. The nautical center offers you the the possibility of renting a pedal boat, a kayak, or a SUP to explore the lake.
Rafting in the area of the caves and gorges of the Sainte-Anne River. Accessible to beginners!
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Les Excursions de l'Ouest
613 Rue Notre Dame
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Rafting in the area of the caves and gorges of the Sainte-Anne River. Accessible to beginners!
This nautical park is dedicated to recreational boating. Explore the St. Lawrence and Cap-Rouge rivers aboard a canoe, kayak, sailboat or deckboat. If you do not have a boat, you can rent one for a modest fee. Boating lessons for beginner or experienced sailors.
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Parc Nautique de Cap-Rouge
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This nautical park is dedicated to recreational boating. Explore the St. Lawrence and Cap-Rouge rivers aboard a canoe, kayak, sailboat or deckboat. If you do not have a boat, you can rent one for a modest fee. Boating lessons for beginner or experienced sailors.
17.5 kilometers of calm water river descent for kayaking!
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Vallée Bras-du-Nord, Accueil Shannahan
2180 Rang Saguenay
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17.5 kilometers of calm water river descent for kayaking!
Whether on the Sainte-Anne River (Gorges sector), Lac Long and Lac Montauban, Lac Carillon or on the Seven Wonders trail, it is possible to rent: double kayak, single kayak, canoe, paddle board and rabaska.
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Portneuf Natural Regional Park
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Whether on the Sainte-Anne River (Gorges sector), Lac Long and Lac Montauban, Lac Carillon or on the Seven Wonders trail, it is possible to rent: double kayak, single kayak, canoe, paddle board and rabaska.
must-see!
The only ice hotel in North America opens every winter, from January to March. Made entirely of snow and ice, this architectural marvel is a wonder to behold. Explore the beautiful Grand Hall, chapel, ice slide, rooms and suites, and finish your tour at the Ice Bar with a delicious cocktail served in a glass made of ice.
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Hôtel de Glace
9530 Rue de la Faune
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The only ice hotel in North America opens every winter, from January to March. Made entirely of snow and ice, this architectural marvel is a wonder to behold. Explore the beautiful Grand Hall, chapel, ice slide, rooms and suites, and finish your tour at the Ice Bar with a delicious cocktail served in a glass made of ice.
Exploration of the area
Snowmobile, ATV, Quad, Side-by-side, buggy, Spyder, personal watercraft rental; also offers packages with a guide.
Stadacona Aventures
840 Côte Joyeuse
Snowmobile, ATV, Quad, Side-by-side, buggy, Spyder, personal watercraft rental; also offers packages with a guide.
Introductory 30 or 45 minute gyrocopter flights to discover the landscapes of the Portneuf region.
Gyro Aventure
521 Route Gravel
Introductory 30 or 45 minute gyrocopter flights to discover the landscapes of the Portneuf region.
Architectural heritage
The SITE DÉRY has exceptional landscape qualities. An old rural house built in 1804, located next to an unsuspected place, the Jacques-Cartier river gorges. The Maison Déry is open to the public as an interpretation center. A guide is ready to welcome you to present the new exhibition "À cause d'une rivière". The site is located on the route of the magnificent Promenade Jacques-Cartier.
Maison Déry
The SITE DÉRY has exceptional landscape qualities. An old rural house built in 1804, located next to an unsuspected place, the Jacques-Cartier river gorges. The Maison Déry is open to the public as an interpretation center. A guide is ready to welcome you to present the new exhibition "À cause d'une rivière". The site is located on the route of the magnificent Promenade Jacques-Cartier.
Pathway listed among the 20 most beautiful picturesque streets of Canada! Cap-Santé, where there were already seven families in 1677, proudly overlooks the north shore of the St. Lawrence, 40 km west of Quebec City. The classified site of the Place de l'Église forms an exceptional ensemble church (1754-63), old well (1799), presbytery (1849), cemetery and and shady park. This also leads to the old Chemin-du-Roy (18th century). The Vieux-Chemin, this narrow and shaded street at the edge of the of the cape is strewn with old houses of indefinable charm in any season. It comes alive especially during the special festivals: "Riche en couleurs" (June 24) and "Noël d'Antan" (late November). The descent to the wharf also offers a magnificent view of the St. Lawrence River. The wharf and the beach is the favourite place for nature lovers to relax, fish, observe birds and launch boats.
Vieux Chemin
Pathway listed among the 20 most beautiful picturesque streets of Canada! Cap-Santé, where there were already seven families in 1677, proudly overlooks the north shore of the St. Lawrence, 40 km west of Quebec City. The classified site of the Place de l'Église forms an exceptional ensemble church (1754-63), old well (1799), presbytery (1849), cemetery and and shady park. This also leads to the old Chemin-du-Roy (18th century). The Vieux-Chemin, this narrow and shaded street at the edge of the of the cape is strewn with old houses of indefinable charm in any season. It comes alive especially during the special festivals: "Riche en couleurs" (June 24) and "Noël d'Antan" (late November). The descent to the wharf also offers a magnificent view of the St. Lawrence River. The wharf and the beach is the favourite place for nature lovers to relax, fish, observe birds and launch boats.
The Vieux presbytère is a rectory that was built in 1815 on cap Lauzon, an exceptional site overlooking the St. Lawrence River. Classified as a historic monument, this building is an important institutional in the heart of the village along with the church, convent, city hall, people's hall and general store. This heritage interpretation centre features exhibits integrating contemporary art into traditional architecture. Take time to enjoy the excellent coffee of La p'tite Brûlerie and the chocolates of Julie Vachon!
Vieux Presbytere Deschambault
The Vieux presbytère is a rectory that was built in 1815 on cap Lauzon, an exceptional site overlooking the St. Lawrence River. Classified as a historic monument, this building is an important institutional in the heart of the village along with the church, convent, city hall, people's hall and general store. This heritage interpretation centre features exhibits integrating contemporary art into traditional architecture. Take time to enjoy the excellent coffee of La p'tite Brûlerie and the chocolates of Julie Vachon!
Built in 1802, this mill, located on the western edge of Deschambault, was named a historic monument. It stands on rue Chavigny, a street formerly part of the Chemin du Roy. Today, this mill houses a permanent exhibit on the skilled trades and hosts visual art exhibitions.
Moulin de la Chevrotière
Built in 1802, this mill, located on the western edge of Deschambault, was named a historic monument. It stands on rue Chavigny, a street formerly part of the Chemin du Roy. Today, this mill houses a permanent exhibit on the skilled trades and hosts visual art exhibitions.
Built in 1674, the Grondines windmill is the oldest of the 18 windmills in Québec. A permanent exhibition tells of the windmill's dual role, first as a flour mill, and then as a lighthouse.
Moulin à vent de Grondines
535 Chemin des Ancêtres
Built in 1674, the Grondines windmill is the oldest of the 18 windmills in Québec. A permanent exhibition tells of the windmill's dual role, first as a flour mill, and then as a lighthouse.
Located near the Jacques-Cartier River and endowed with a unique cachet, the Moulin Marcoux has a performance hall, a bistro and an art gallery. Its varied program features Quebec artists of song and comedy. Special activities: haunted mill, Christmas at the mill.
Moulin Marcoux - Theater
1 Boul Notre Dame
Located near the Jacques-Cartier River and endowed with a unique cachet, the Moulin Marcoux has a performance hall, a bistro and an art gallery. Its varied program features Quebec artists of song and comedy. Special activities: haunted mill, Christmas at the mill.
A small downtown area with a Wild West feel, with burgundy and yellow storefronts and pretty wooden signs that give the impression of a return to the past, a bit like in a western movie set. And what about the movie theater, which, with its small lights and neon lights, seems to come straight out of the 60s! you can also follow a small heritage circuit presenting seven points of interest.
St-Raymond
A small downtown area with a Wild West feel, with burgundy and yellow storefronts and pretty wooden signs that give the impression of a return to the past, a bit like in a western movie set. And what about the movie theater, which, with its small lights and neon lights, seems to come straight out of the 60s! you can also follow a small heritage circuit presenting seven points of interest.