Relaxation in the Petite-Nation

Life sure is simpler in a jacuzzi. In the Outaouais, let nature and your hosts' good cares melt the stress of everyday life away.
Take time off in the Petite-Nation and soak in the beauty of the surroundings. Fall in love with this part of the region's magical scenery. Be dazzled by the panorama along Route des Zingues' trails. Enjoy a meal at le Café du Bistrot in St-André-Avellin, with an innovative cuisine highlighting the very best of the region's fresh products. After a full day, rest at more than cozy Auberge Petite-Nation. The next day, make a surprisingly zen expedition with Meute Tanwen.

days of relaxing beauty

Points of interest

Gagnon Lake Road
Duhamel (Québec)

The trail of the Route des Zingues goes through lakes Gagnon and Preston in the municipality of Duhamel. It is one of the most beautiful sections of the National Trail of Quebec. In the future, this trail will join the Laurentian part of the National trail à la Minerve and Labelle via Mount Resther in the Réserve faunique de Papineau-Labelle. During hunting season, it is strictly forbidden to be in the Réserve Papineau-Labelle unless you have a permit issued by the RFPL. You can rent snowshoes at Carrefour duhamellois, 1899 Principal, Duhamel.

7 km
Once you're done excercising, you'll deserve your final destination. When you pass through Duhamel, stop at the rest area. The falls on the Petite-Nation river are worth the detour.
1890 Principale Street
Duhamel (Québec) J0V 1G0

A prime destination for outdoor lovers, Duhamel has more than 50 km of hiking and snowshoeing trails (part of the National Hiking Trail) offering spectacular views of the surrounding countryside. This vast forested territory attracts fishers and hunters as well as ATV and snowmobile fans, and is also a popular destination for cycling, canoeing, river tubing, cross-country skiing, skating and ice fishing. Winter brings a special treat: deerwatching right in the village!

46 km
At Café du Bistrot, pizzas are cooked in a wood oven. A must!
198 Principale Street
Saint-André-Avellin (Québec) J0V 1W0

Fresh, modern, refined cuisine showcased in St-André-Avellin. Wood-oven pizza.

1 km
Did you know that the hostel offers bike rental, cross-country skiing and snowshoeing?
35 Principale Street
Saint-André-Avellin (Québec) J0V 1W0

In the heart of Saint-André-Avellin, the Auberge Petite-Nation offers comfortable accommodation at very reasonable rates. It’s located right next to several charming cross-country and snowshoe trails, and ski rental is included in the price of your room.

45 km
Before booking your ride, check the possibilities: driving your own team, night walks, or expedition with overnight stay in forest or chalet.
135 Chenail du Moine Road
Lac-des-plages (Québec) J0T 1K0

The Pack Tanwen offers dogsled rides of one hour or two in the beautiful scenery north of Lac-des-Plages. These sporting excursions allow you to drive your own team of 4 dogs solo while following the guide (seating is available on request). Read customer reviews on Facebook or Google and you'll be convinced!