Winter with the family in Lac-Saint-Jean

In Lac-Saint-Jean, we like to take advantage of the winter to slide, skate, ski, walk, fish, discover, and warm up with the family.

To help you plan your vacation, here are our best suggestions for activities for winter activities in the Domaine-du-Roy RCM.

Outdoor activities for winter at the Lake

Historical village of Val-Jalbert

Once again this year, the Village historique de Val-Jalbert invites you to come and enjoy the winter season on its site!

A host of activities are offered in partnership with the Club Plein-Air Ouiatchouan: walking, sliding, cross-country skiing, snowshoeing, theatrical performance vignettes, and the opening of the general store. Don't forget to try blueberry taffy on snow and warm up by the outdoor fireplaces when the day is over!

Several new features are also to be expected this winter, including the addition of a third 170 m slide, the opening of the Restaurant du Moulin every Friday and Saturday, the addition of several kilometres of cross-country ski and walking trails, as well as a new heated rest area in the heart of the village.

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Roberval Ice Village

From the beginning of January, the frozen expanse of Lac Saint-Jean becomes the site of many activities.

Among the most famous, the ephemeral Village on Ice of Roberval offers everything you need to spend a full day with the family, including fatbike rentals, an ice ring, and even the reservation of a prospector's tent to rest and warm up!

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Do you want to learn how to ice fish?

The experienced guides of Aventure Lac Saint-Jean invite you to fish at their facilities for an all-inclusive and safe day. And if you make a good catch, your guide will prepare the fish on site for you to enjoy!

Let’s get moving in Saint-Prime

Free activity! - In Saint-Prime, take a family stroll on the trails of the Boisé du Curé, located behind the Quatre-Temps Recreation Center, on foot or on snowshoes. In the evening, from 3:30 p.m. to 11 p.m., the trail is illuminated with string lights and spotlights.

After a good day playing outside, head to Restaurant Chez Perron to warm up and recharge your batteries. For dessert, satisfy your sweet tooth at Miss Gâteaux.

Saint-Félicien Wild Zoo

This winter, discover the Zoo sauvage de Saint-Félicien in a different way! As most of the species present at the Zoo sauvage de Saint-Félicien are acclimatized to cold, it is possible to observe animals in quasi-liberty and very active in winter.

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Club Tobo-Ski (Saint-Félicien)

For downhill skiing and sliding enthusiassts, but also cross-country skiing, fatbiking, and snowshoeing enthusiasts, the Tobo-Ski Club welcomes you to play in the snow with your family.

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Pioneer Mill (La Doré)

The Moulin des Pionniers de La Doré brings together various activities that will appeal to the whole family. In particular, the site has 2 km of snowshoe trails and a 12 km cross-country ski trail.

Looking for an original experience to accommodate the family? Spend the night in one of the themed cottages! The choice is yours: Would you prefer to sleep like the owners of the mill in an ancestral house, or in a dormitory, like in the days of forest camps?

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What if it's stormy at the Lake?

Snow and cold, other than watch television, what do you do?

Why not take advantage of the break to watch a good movie with the family? The Domaine-du-Roy RCM has two cinemas: the Cinéma Chaplin (Roberval) and the Cinéma du Zoo (Saint-Félicien).

It is also the perfect opportunity to visit the Amerindian Museum of Mashteuiatsh, one of the most interesting museums in Quebec. Come discover the culture of the Pekuakamiulnuatsh (Lac Saint-Jean Ilnus) and other First Nations of North America through fascinating activities and exhibits.

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Cozy accommodations for the family visiting the lake

Your family is visiting Lac-Saint-Jean and you need accommodation? Here are our top suggestions!

In Chambord, stay in a cottage with a view of Lac Saint-Jean at Chalets et Spa Lac-Saint-Jean. In addition, you can treat yourself to a moment of well-being by accessing the Nordic baths or by booking massage therapy treatments!

In Lac-Bouchette, spend the night in a luxurious room or magnificent cottage at the Centre de vacances nature - Auberge Eva. Several winter activities, such as snow tubing or snowshoeing, are available on site.

In Roberval, enjoy the indoor swimming pool at the Château Roberval. Otherwise, Motel Roberval offers comfortable rooms at great prices.

In Saint-Félicien, head to the Hôtel du Jardin to entertain the kids in the indoor pool or to the Hôtel de la Boréalie for a room with a view of the Ashuapmushuan River.

For an extraordinary stay, spend the night in a Coolbox mini-cottage at Domaine des Trois-Îles, in Saint-Félicien. Many winter activities are also offered on the site.

In La Doré, choose the Refuge du Moulin d'Eau for a warm welcome.

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Where to eat at the Lake?

Turkey, Lac-Saint-Jean tourtière, meat pies, meatball stew…it’s not all traditional at the Lake! Here are the best restaurants for a delicious dinner.

In Roberval, try Mediterranean cuisine with your family at Chez Gréco or a variety of tasty dishes at l’Emporte-moi.

If children are not present, the Draveur Cookerie & Bar offers a unique and tasty menu, in a relaxed and warm atmosphere.

On the Saint-Félicien side, there are many options: Maison Banville, le Baumier, or la Seigneurie du Lac.

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To ensure a safe visit, specific measures have been put in place by the various tourist attractions. However, it is possible that some of their activities or services have been suspended due to restrictive public health standards. Before making a reservation, it is your responsibility to contact the tourist site by phone or to consult their website.