Summer and Fall Activities

The outdoor village of Saint-Donat offers a variety of summer activities for the whole family, whether in the forest, the mountains or on the water. Come discover the trails and the beautiful lakes of Saint-Donat, such as the Ouareau, Archambault and Pimbina lakes, for lovers of hiking and water sports.

Un été tout en culture

Year in, year out, the summer cultural programming brings together thousands of spectators for free outdoor concerts. Lovers of country music, rock and Quebec songs will be delighted. Choices don’t stop there! There are also concerts with artists to be discovered and a programming that will take you out of our comfort zone. View the schedule

From the end of June to the end of August:
Thursdays at Parc des Pionniers at 7 pm
Saturdays at Place de l’Église at 8:30 pm

La Symphonie des Couleurs

From September 7 to October 14, the region of Saint-Donat celebrates Fall colours. The lineup includes several initiation workshops to discover nature. A vintage car exhibition and a spike ball tournament are also schedule. The ski lifts of Garceau and La Réserve ski centres are open on Saturdays and Sundays from September 28th. Activities for children at the bottom of the slopes. View the schedule (PDF)

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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. View the cycling map (PDF)

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. 14, chemin Hector-Bilodeau, Saint-Donat (Québec) J0T 2C0
819-424-2833 1 888 ST-DONAT

> Hiking

Trails

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! See the trail map 536, rue Principale Saint-Donat (Québec) J0T 2C0
819-424-2833 1-888-783-6628

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.

Pedestrian Path to Discover Local History

All villages have a story, that of Saint-Donat is part of the great colonization movements of the 19th century. Discover old houses, paintings reproduced from old photographs composing a historical fresco, all decorated with educational panels. A 5.6 km path on foot or by bike. Visit the tourist information centre for the “Saint-Donat vous raconte…” flyer, which will give you more information about this walk.

Geocaching

For many enthusiasts, hiking in the forest can’t be complete without looking for hidden places along the trails. The region of Saint-Donat has hundreds of caches that will turn your excursion into a treasure hunt. It’s possible to borrow a free GPS unit from the tourist information office. 490, rue Principale, Saint-Donat (Québec) J0T 2C0
819-424-2833 1-888-783-6628

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Club Paradis du QUAD Ouareau

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. See the trail map 819-424-3772
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> Horse riding

Centre Équestre de la Rivière Noire

Located near the Mont-Tremblant National Park, the Rivière Noire Equestrian Centre offers magnificent horseback riding. It offers a multitude of activities for the whole family, and for all occasions! Many other packages are available for an unforgettable experience. 2465, route 125 Nord, Saint-Donat (Québec) J0T 2C0
819-424-4224
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> Nautical activities

Club Nautique Saint-Donat

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 (Québec) J0T 2C0
819-340-0574
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Launch ramp locations

You can launch your boat or other water craft at the following marine launch ramp locations :
• Parc des Pionniers on the shores of lake Archambault
• After Lizotte Road on the banks of lake Ouareau
• Lake Provost
• Lake Baribeau

> Boat rental

Saint-Donat has dozens of water bodies including the majestic Ouareau and Archambault lakes. Paddle or sail to fully discover these exceptional places. Boats of all kinds are available for rent.

Sport et Marine MV

The snowmobile rental specialists in St-Donat, since 1982. Over the years, we added many products to our rental fleet: personal watercrafts, quads, boats, pontoons, outboard motors, pedal boats and kayaks. 1108, rue Principale, Saint-Donat (Québec) J0T 2C0
819-424-3433
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Club Nautique Saint-Donat

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 (Québec) J0T 2C0
819-340-0574
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Parc national de Mont-Tremblant

With is six 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! 2954, route 125 Nord, Saint-Donat (Québec) J0T 2C0
819-424-2954
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Location St-Donat

Boat rental and ATV. 659, rue Principale, Saint-Donat (Québec) J0T 2C0
819-424-2124

> Golf and mini-golf

Fabulous landscapes with views of the surrounding mountains and lakes complete the course of the Saint-Donat Golf Club. The mini-golf located in the village is ideal for a good time with family and to entertain your children!

L’Après Golf

A practice range to improve your score and mini-golf fun for the family. 115, route 125 nord, Saint-Donat (Québec) J0T 2C0
514-519-5308

Club de Golf St-Donat

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

> Tennis

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

> Attractions and recreational activities

Animatours

A variety of summer activities in summer camp programs and all-inclusive packages: English language, water skiing or wakeboarding, theatre and family stays, sea kayaking, canoeing, climbing, archery, hiking, swimming, forest survival, various activities and much more! We offer multi-activity stays of one week or more as well as a family stay in August. Your active Quebec outdoors in the St-Donat region with its lakes and exceptional landscapes! 63, chemin du Domaine Garceau, Saint-Donat (Québec) J0T 2C0
819-424-5809
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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 national du Mont-Tremblant

The Dean of national parks, the 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 (Québec) J0T 2C0
819-424-2954
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Fishing

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.