Lac aux Castors


Created in a former marsh as part of a work-creation project, Beaver Lake is a center of activity year-round. You can rent paddleboats on the lake or, in winter, ice skates, cross-country skis, snowshoes and sleds from Le Pavillon. The slopes above the lake are popular for sledding. Refreshments and sandwiches are sold at a snack bar; there’s also a restaurant with more elaborate dishes.

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1. Le Pavillon

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