Summer is the time to move in the Auberge du Lac Taureau with a variety of activities for young and old! Put on your swimsuit and dive into our water activities to take full advantage of the hot summer days!
Water sport base
LIVE THE EXPERIENCE OF THE LAC TAUREAU!
Ready for an adventure on the Taureau Reservoir? Several boats are at your disposal at the Animation Pavilion to discover all the splendours of this immense body of water:
Paddleboard - Canoe - Kayak - Pedal boat
You will also find all the necessary equipment to navigate safely on the lake. Young and old alike will find rental life jackets in their size.
Reservation on site, subject to availability.
VAMOS A LA PLAYA!
Have fun under the bright, hot sun! Offer yourself the luxury of relaxing on the beach and taking a refreshing dip in the magnificent Taureau Reservoir. This reservoir, with its 95 square-kilometre surface area, is among the largest. Imagine... 31.7 kilometres of beach to discover and enjoy!
On site, a volleyball net is at your disposal at all times for a friendly game with family or friends.
Palapas - Deckchairs - Towels in your room
This is the perfect opportunity to build the biggest sand castle on the beach! Get your shovels and show us your creations!
Motorized water activities
DISCOVER OUR MAJESTIC TAUREAU LAKE!
As one of the largest bodies of water near Montreal, Lac Taureau is overflowing with things to discover. Through its 95km2 of water, it hides 45 islands and many sandy beaches. You can explore it on your own with the boat of your choice:
Watercraft - Pontoon - Rowboat
Book your boat in advance to be sure to have the desired availability. Rates include the first tank of gas only.
Departures are at 9h & 13h for 2h & 3h rentals. Departure for full day rentals is at 10am.
ATV or Side by Side
MORE THAN 500 KILOMETRES OF TRAILS AWAIT MOUNTAIN BIKE ENTHUSIASTS!
With friends or family, come and have fun exploring our wooded paths! Discover the forest that separates the Auberge de Saint-Michel-des-Saints and borders Lac Taureau by driving at your own speed on one of our all-terrain vehicles.
Four-wheelers - Side by Side 2, 4 or 6 seats
One day won't be enough to complete our trails! Guaranteed fun!
Departures at 9:00 am or 2:00 pm.
Fatbike, Electric Fatbike & Mountain bike
VISIT THE TRAILS ON 2 WHEELS
The vast land bordering Lac Taureau is crisscrossed with numerous trails to be discovered by the means of your choice. The 23 kilometres of adventure and fun in the undergrowth await you!
Fatbike - Electric Fatbike - Mountain biking
Helmet and gloves on, you are ready for an energizing and exhilarating outdoor hike. Discovering Quebec's enchanting forests while engaging in physical activity is priceless!
Guided kayak tour
GO ON A WELL ACCOMPANIED ADVENTURE!
This half-day or full-day kayaking excursion is done with a passionate guide who will introduce you to kayaking by giving you the basic techniques of sea kayaking. You will be propelled aboard your kayaks for an interpretive tour on Lake Taurus. You will be able to admire the beautiful scenery while paddling.
Minimum 4 persons and maximum 8 persons. Duration 3h or 6h.
Relaxing, exciting, accessible to all!
Enjoy a moment of calm as you tempt the trout in the pond located just in front of the Inn. For the ultimate in relaxation, spend some time on the shores of this little lake stocked with fish... it's sure to be a delight, and to provide hours of fish stories and tall tales for you to tell when you return from your trip!
Fishing in an outfitter
For a more advanced experience, combine your stay at the Inn with a fishing package at the Pourvoirie du Milieu, located a few kilometres away. An immense 240 km2 territory, the Pourvoirie du Milieu offers you the leisure of fishing on the site of the largest outfitter in the Montreal area.
TO YOUR PADDLES!
Discover Lake Taureau in the style of the Amerindians.
Indeed, rabaska was widely used by French and Canadian explorers in the 17th and 18th centuries during their conquest of America. This boat evokes the establishment of French civilization throughout North America, its adaptation to the new continent and its development in contact with Aboriginal cultures.
The activity includes the boat, paddles and life jackets.
Minimum of 6 people and maximum of 10 people. Duration 2h.
Coureur des bois / Trapper
LEARN EVERYTHING ABOUT THEIR LIFESTYLE!
The Coureur des bois hike will allow you to discover his everyday life: introduction to nature interpretation, trapping, bannock bread making and tasting, introduction to trapping and more. An activity not to be missed that will show you how our people did in the wilderness in the past!
Minimum of 4 persons and maximum of 8 persons. Duration 1h30-2h.
Geocaching / Map & Compass
This activity comes to life as a treasure hunt using a GPS and/or map and compass. You will have to find each point that the facilitator will point out to you at the beginning of the adventure in order to find all the caches. Once the facilitator has given you directions, you will have to take up the challenge by walking the trail alone, with family or friends!
Minimum of 4 persons and maximum of 8 persons. Duration 2h.
Visit and nature interpretation
KEEP YOUR EYES OPEN!
Want to discover the incredible nature that makes our beautiful Lanaudière region come alive? This activity is for you! During this tour and nature interpretation, you will take a guided tour of the surroundings and the animator, who is passionate about the fauna and flora, will tell you about the nature that surrounds us. Don't forget to keep your eyes open; beautiful surprises are often hidden between the branches!
Minimum of 4 people and maximum of 8 people. Duration 2h.
PRECISION AND CONCENTRATION!
Come test your Robin Hood skills by participating in the archery activity with an experienced guide. You can try this sport of precision and concentration by trying to shoot your arrows as close as possible to the centre of the target. Challenge your friends or family, you might be surprised at your arrow-shooting skills!
Minimum of 4 people and maximum of 8 people. Duration 1h-1h30.
WE PROVIDE ALL THE NECESSARY EQUIPMENT!
Whether you are Roger Federer or Rafael Nadal's style, the important thing is to have fun playing tennis on the Inn's courts. Two courts are available to hotel guests during their stay. Located on high ground, the courts can be reached within a few minutes' walk.
The view of the Lanaudière region is splendid and is likely to distract players: you can admire the majestic Taureau Reservoir and the surrounding area.
PREPARE YOUR TEES!
Everyone out on the links for a pleasurable round of golf in a beautiful bucolic setting-take advantage of your time at the inn to enjoy your favourite summertime activity. The Saint-Michel-des-Saints Golf Club is just about 12 kilometres from the inn. The 18-hole, par 72 course, designed by the firm of John Watson Golf Design, offers a number of interesting challenges, considering its narrow fairways and short yardage. You'll need to use your skills to perform well on this Lanaudière region golf course.
Address: 220 Chemin du Mont-Trinité, Saint-Michel-des-Saints, QC J0K 3B0
Ask about our package with the Saint-Michel-des-Saints Golf Club.
Programming of summer activities
With our animation team!
In order to make your stay even more enjoyable, our animation team offers a summer program that is out of the ordinary. Do you have free time on your schedule? Reserve your place among our activities offered by our animators in the morning, afternoon and evening. Introduction to water sports, torchlight tours, forest survival, and much more!
GENERAL CONDITIONS FOR BOOKING ACTIVITIES:
1. The reservation of activities must be made by the activity booking center exclusively.
2. A 50% deposit is required upon booking.
3. Cancellation Policy:
- No charge until 48h before booking the activity.
- Between 24h and 48h, the deposit of 50% will be retained.
- Less than 24 hours before the booking, all expenses related to the activity will be required.
4. Cancellation of an activity may be subject to these other conditions as well:
- Full refund of the amounts collected for the activity when the weather does not allow you to practice the activity or endangers the safety of the participants.
- Full refund of the amounts collected for the activity when the Auberge du Lac Taureau is unable to provide the service.
- The participant agrees to apply the cancellation policy if an illness or injury prevents him or her from practicing the activity.
- The participant agrees to apply the cancellation policy if he does not show up for the activity.