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.
Roberval Ice Village
From the beginning of January, the frozen expanse of Lac Saint-Jean becomes the site of many activities.
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.
Saint-Félicien Wild Zoo
Club Tobo-Ski (Saint-Félicien)
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?
What if it's stormy at the Lake?
Snow and cold, other than watch television, what do you do?
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.
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.
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.
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.