Lac Desmarais, Quebec, Canada
Also known as: Lake Desmarais
St. Francis of Assisi, in the Roman Catholic pantheon of saints, was the patron saint of animals and the environment. It is not surprising then that Lac Desmarais, or Lake Desmarais, was once the private retreat of a group of Franciscan monks. They fished and meditated in this area of pristine wilderness and untouched beauty. What might be ironic is that, though the lake and its environment…
Keep scrolling to read more.
Welcome to the ultimate guide to Lac Desmarais! Article topics include:
- All About Lac Desmarais
- Where to Stay
- Vacation Planning Tools
- Things to Do
- Known Fish Species
- Lac Desmarais Map
- Statistics / Weather / Helpful Links
- Lac Desmarais Gifts
Looking for Lac Desmarais cabins or other accommodations? Save time and use this interactive map to find, compare and book at the best rates. Or explore more of our favorite travel partners.
All About Lac Desmarais, QC
St. Francis of Assisi, in the Roman Catholic pantheon of saints, was the patron saint of animals and the environment. It is not surprising then that Lac Desmarais, or Lake Desmarais, was once the private retreat of a group of Franciscan monks. They fished and meditated in this area of pristine wilderness and untouched beauty. What might be ironic is that, though the lake and its environment have preserved much of its wildness, its new use is hardly a reflection of the humility and simplicity of the pious monks: Lac Desmarais is now a private subdivision of extravagant splendor.
Set in the breathtaking Laurentian Mountains of Canada’s French-speaking Quebec, Lac Desmarais is surrounded by 1,000 acres of nature. The Lac Desmarais design and construction team has been meticulous in its planning of the subdivision, disturbing nature’s rhythms and patterns as little as possible, a promise that would have made the monks proud. An important part of the subdivision’s theme and emphasis throughout is its unspoiled natural habitat.
Large mountain and lakefront lots provide exceptional views of the water and towering mountains. Each lot has been developed in such a way that the animal, plants and forest that are part of the land are left largely untouched. These “conservation zones” also provide a great measure of privacy for each estate. Natural materials are utilized in construction and the architectural style of the homes and estates emphasizes design that blends in well with the natural environment. Hydro and telephone lines are hidden underground and special “dark sky” light installations increase the visibility of the Quebec night skies.
The Lac Desmarais subdivision has remarkably fine amenities: Miles of walking paths along the lake will provide hours of silent leisure and reflection. Six top-class golf courses will satisfy any seasoned golfer. Canoeing and trout fishing are some of the activities available on-water. Residents and guests also have access to their own community center. Additionally, there are tennis and basketball courts for those natural athletes and a nine-mile hiking, biking and cross-country ski trail. There is even a private rowing lake with a boathouse that canoeists will love.
The Mont Tremblant area, where Lac Desmarais is situated, is in Quebec’s Laurentides region and consists of a famous ski resort, an old and charming village, a vibrant downtown, the Laurentians’ highest mountain (Mont Tremblant) and the Mont Tremblant National Park. The park offers hiking, fishing, camping, canoeing, backpacking and more.
But there won’t be any reason to ever leave your luxurious private estate on Lac Desmarais, will there? The Lac Desmarais community is truly one of a kind.
Things to Do at Lac Desmarais
These are some activities in the Lac Desmarais, QC area visitors can enjoy:
- Vacation Rentals
- National Park
What Kind of Fish Are in Lac Desmarais?
Lac Desmarais has been known to have the following fish species:
Find Places to Stay at Lac Desmarais
If you’re considering a Lac Desmarais lake house rental or hotel, we’ve made it super easy to find the best rates and compare vacation accommodations at a glance. Save time using this interactive map below.
Note: These are affiliate links and we may earn a small commission if you click and make a purchase. Read our full disclosure policy here.
More Sites to Book a Lac Desmarais Vacation
Our interactive Lac Desmarais lodging map above is an easy tool for comparing VRBO rental homes and nearby hotels with Booking.com, but there could be times when you need to expand your search for different types of accommodations. Here are some other lake lodging partners we recommend:
Lac Desmarais Statistics & Helpful Links
Lake Type: Natural Freshwater Lake, Not Dammed
Shoreline Length: 6 miles
Normal Elevation (Full Pond): 840 feet
We strive to keep information on LakeLubbers as accurate as possible. If you’ve found something here that needs updating, please touch base by filling out our Content Correction form.
Shop Lac Desmarais Gifts
More Lac Desmarais news from LakeLubbers.com
- Advertise your vacation rental property or local business: DETAILS HERE
- The Lac Desmarais forum has been discontinued: HERE’S WHY
- New Lac Desmarais photos coming soon!
- You’re invited to join our lake-lovin’ community on Facebook and Instagram!
- Share this Lac Desmarais article with your fellow LakeLubbers: