Conscious of its assets, Saint-Donat has adopted a convention allowing it to enhance its strong recreational tourism potential while maintaining an exceptional quality of life and development that respects its environment. The implementation of the innovative concept of an “inhabited natural park” confirms its position as a leader among municipalities that judiciously harmonize economic and social growth while ensuring the protection of natural resources.
Advantageously located in the heart of the Laurentians and Lanaudière regions, the village of Saint-Donat welcomes outdoor enthusiasts throughout the year. There are over 1000 kilometres of trails and paths for hiking, cross-country skiing, snowshoeing, road and mountain biking, not to mention snowmobiling and mountain biking.
Ski Garceau, Ski La Réserve, and the Saint-Donat golf club complete the recreational portfolio.
Throughout the year, the Pioneer Park is a privileged site for practising a multitude of activities.
A sought-after vacation spot, Saint-Donat also welcomes vacationers and day trippers who wish to extend their stay in an inn, condo or chalet.
The cultural programming adds to the richness of this unparalleled atmosphere.
Living in Saint-Donat
Many vacationers settle in Saint-Donat once they retire. Residents of large urban centres choose to live there on weekends and vacations to enjoy their favourite outdoor activities. Finally, many appreciate the simple fact of admiring nature and resting in a place conducive to relaxation.
The territory of Saint-Donat has 81 lakes of which more than ten are inhabited. Lakes Archambault and Ouareau are among the most sought-after bodies of water in the Laurentians and Lanaudière regions.
Several high-quality real estate projects are currently underway, discover them!
But living in Saint-Donat can also mean working there and remaining there permanently. In this regard, the Municipality has adopted a policy aimed at supporting businesses that invest in its territory.