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Marine activities

The preferred location for all lovers of non-motorized water sports, club nautique Saint-Donat offers a multitude of activities and services such as: rental of kayaks, canoes, windsurf boards and pedal boats. Want to try sailing sports? The sailing school offers dynamic and customized courses. 223, rue Saint-Donat, Saint-Donat J0T 2C0 819-424-4533 info@cnsd.caEn savoir plus +

You can launch your boat or other water craft at the following marine launch ramp locations : • Parc des pionniers sur les rives du lac Archambault • Après le chemin Lizotte sur les rives du lac Ouareau • Lac Provost • Lac Baribeau View the map of lauch ramp locations

Club de Plein Air Saint-Donat (Saint-Donat Outdoors Club)

The Club works at developing and maintaining hiking, snowshoeing, cross-country skiing and telemark trails. Four shelters are available for rental and group activities are offered throughout the year. A trail map is available at the tourist information office. 819-424-2833 1-888-783-6628

Horseback riding

Enjoy 4 season equestrian activities at the Centre Équestre de la Rivière Noire! 2581, route 125 Nord,Saint-Donat (Québec) J0T 2C0 819-424-4224 Page Facebook En savoir +

Golf and mini-golf

The two Saint-Donat mini-golf centers are ideal to have good times with family and to entertain your children!

An activity to introduce children to golf and have family fun.892, rue Principale, Saint-Donat (Québec) J0T 2C0 819-424-2996

A practice range to improve your score and mini-golf fun for the family. 115, rue Principale, Saint-Donat (Qiébec) J0T 2C0 819-424-7432

Beginners or experienced golfers will take pleasure in meeting the challenges of the Saint-Donat golf Club and its magnificent landscapes. 92, route 329, Saint-Donat (Québec) J0T 2C0 1-888-424-2658 819-424-2658 En savoir plus +

Rental of motorized watercraft

1108, rue Principale, Saint-Donat (Québec) J0T 2C0 819-424-3433

659, rue Principale, Saint-Donat (Québec) J0T 2C0 819-424-2124

687, rue Principale, Saint-Donat (Québec) J0T 2C0 819-424-2228

Rental of non-motorized watercraft

Saint-Donat has dozens of bodies of water including the majestic Lac Archambault and Lac Ouareau. Paddle or raise your sails to fully explore these special places. Boats of all kinds can be rented.

Parc national du Mont-Tremblant, Pimbina sector Route 125 Nord (11 km du village) 819-424-2954

If you have the urge to discover magnificent Lac Archambault on a sailboat, canoe or a windsurf board, club nautique Saint-Donat offers you the opportunity of renting a boat. 223, rue Saint-Donat, Saint-Donat J0T 2C0 819-424-4533 En savoir plus +

Bird watching

The Sentier des Étangs, located on Rue Desrochers, allows you to discover a unique habitat with a hundred species of birds. Bird enthusiasts will be delighted! Indulge your passion and you may find some species that have not yet been identified! A list of previously identified species is available at the tourist information office.819-424-2833 1-888-783-6628

Parc des Pionniers

Right in the heart of the village of Saint-Donat, on the edge of Lac Archambault and encircled by mountains, Parc des Pionniers is the perfect place to picnic and enjoy a beautiful day outdoors. Playground modules for children, a supervised beach, a bike trail and hiking, water launch ramp, BBQ and ample parking. Take advantage of the free outdoor concerts every Thursday in July and August. For more detailed information 14, chemin Hector-Bilodeau, Saint-Donat (Québec) J0T 2C0 (Tourist information office) 536, rue Principale, Saint-Donat (Québec) J0t 2C0 819-424-2833 1 888 ST-DONAT

Parc national du Mont-Tremblant

The Dean of national parks, the Parc National du Mont-Tremblant (Mont-Tremblant National Park) offers 6 large rivers, 400 streams and miles of trails to explore. Something to take a deep breath of fresh air for while gazing at the breathtaking scenery! Take advantage of the lakes which are accessible for swimming, water sports, bike tours and more. Located 11 kilometres from Saint-Donat, the Pimbina sector offers a few unforgettable sights including la Chute aux Rats falls and the beaches of Lac Provost and Lac des Sables. 2954, route 125 Nord, Saint-Donat 819-424-2954En savoir plus +


Several choices are offered to fishermen. The lakes of Mont-Tremblant National Park let you fish as a family, in a natural and enchanting setting! For a day trip or a stay in a chalet, fishermen can tease both trout and pike. The boat is included in cost of the activity. Please book in advance. Saint-Donat Lakes – including Lac Archambault and Lac Ouareau – provide an opportunity to fish for trout, muskie, smallmouth bass, lake trout and the combative ouananiche. See the tourist information office for the location of boat-launching ramps and the regulations in force for marine craft. Voir la carte

Parc des Pionniers beach

Enjoy free access to the Parc des Pionniers beach for a swim with friends or family. Picnic tables and a playground for children will help you take advantage of this prime location on the shores of Lac Archambault. Attend free concerts every Thursday in July and August. 14, chemin Hector-Bilodeau Saint-Donat (Québec) J0T 2C0 819-424-2833 1 888 ST-DONAT


Saint-Donat is full of hiking trails that will delight nature lovers. In the forest, on the edge of a lake, in the mountains or in the heart of the village… a host of discoveries await you! Tourist information office 536, rue Principale Saint-Donat (Québec) J0T 2C0 819-424-2833 1-888-783-6628 Map of trails

ATV Trails

The Club Paradis du QUAD Ouareau offers four year-round trails to explore the area. A trail map is available at the Saint-Donat tourist information office. Possibility to rent mountain bikes at the rental center in St-Donat.819-424-3772 Paradis Quad Ouareau

Municipal tennis courts

Feel like doing a great and affordable activity? Come play a round of tennis on city land! FREE 259-B, rue Principale, Saint-Donat (Québec) J0T 2C0 819-424-2833

Road biking

With family or friends, discover Saint-Donat region’s bike routes. For those who are not afraid to bike several kilometers, we suggest excursions to the neighbouring villages of Lanaudière and the Laurentians. Among the classics, the tour of Lac Archambault and Lac Ouareau as well as the Nordet highway.
Are you a fan of biking in a group? Join the Tuesday bike-outings organized by the Club de Plein-Air. Different courses are offered each week. Access the club de plein air web site
536, rue Principale,Saint-Donat (QC)  J0T2C0 1-888-783-6628
Carte des parcours
Here is some information on the suggested trails:

This is the most beautiful bike trail in the Saint-Donat region which you will help you discover majestic lakes Archambault and Ouareau. The quality of the paving and the beauty of the landscapes will seduce you.

A classic since its opening in 2004, the Nordet trail has a reputation that hugs the road! To either practice or simply to admire nature, cyclists are enthralled. The alternative route to Tremblant will make you discover the Circuit Ironman as well as a panorama worthy of the most beautiful postcards.

After the Nordet, you’ll discover the little-known Val-des-Lacs region. Make a stop at UQAM to admire the falls of the Archambault River.

All categories of cyclists will be very satisfied with this circuit. Climbers will be delighted by the ascent of the Grand Beloeil, and those people going back down the will love the descent. You’ll return to Saint-Donat via the Saint-Côme road which is surrounded by valleys.

After the Nordet, this is a very different road in front of you. The path of the Lac Quenouille road will show you a sparsely populated area. The descent of the Val-des-Lacs road to route 329 is pure pleasure for cyclists.

You’ll be safe on route 329 because it has a large cycling path alongside it. From Lantier, the mood changes and great tranquility envelops you on Chemin de la Source, right through to the village of Sainte-Lucie.

Route 125 offers a wide cycling path alongside to Chemin Cherstsey where you will take a peaceful but somewhat demanding trail. It’ll be like this all along the trail but is well worth seeing

This circuit, however, has some climbs that will increase your heartbeat. This tour is not recommended for young children.

On this half- village, half-country-side circuit you’ll discover a trail without hills or traffic but which is incredibly beautiful and which is suitable for all cyclists.

Located in the heart of the village, this circuit is ideal for young families. It is, however, suggested for children 10 and older.

For a short family outing, this circuit in the centre of the village contains a few runs that children will love.

This trail begins with a trip to the centre of the village to continue around the ponds. The views of Mont Garceau and Reserve are superb. The whole family will enjoy this area.

Vestiges of World War 2 : Liberator Harry

On 20 October 1943, the Liberator Harry bomber crashed in the region of Saint-Donat, creating the worst air tragedy on Canadian soil of the second world war. You will see the remains of this aircraft at the summit of Montagne Noire, with explanatory panels describing the circumstances of the event. 536, rue Principale, Saint-Donat (Québec) J0T 2C0 819-424-2833

Municipal airport

The airport has a paved, 3000 foot runway, parking, and maintenance services for aircraft and seaplanes. Open year-round. 140, chemin de l’Aéroport, Saint-Donat (Québec) J0T 2C0 819-424-7842