The winter scene at Station Boréale belongs in a snow globe: Shoveled pathways result in a village of igloo-like buildings with large image home windows and sun-filled skylights. The panorama is wooded and distant, and the locale is a tiny island on a lake in Western Quebec.
Station Boréale is a real vacation spot — and one which’s effectively well worth the effort it takes to get there. In the summertime, the enjoyable revolves round De Montigny Lake — which has fishing, paddleboarding, and kayaking, with leases out there. The lakefront Siscoe Golf Membership is onsite.
However winters on Siscoe Island are further particular. Station Boréale’s eight lakefront domes have been constructed for Quebec’s northern local weather, offering a comfy respite from the tough Canadian winter. The heated flooring present a heat welcome after a snowmobiling journey within the Abitibi-Témiscamingue wilderness or a day spent exploring the frozen-over lake on skis or snowshoes, and the lofted beds are set beneath a domed skylight that gives unobstructed night-sky views.
“As quickly as I cross the bridge onto Siscoe Island, I’m overcome by its enchanting magnificence. It’s my pleasure to place the expertise I’ve acquired within the occasion business to nice use by making a universe you’re sure to recollect,” mentioned Melissa Drainville, Station Boréale’s normal supervisor, on its web site.
And oh what a universe it’s. Every of the eight domes at Station Boréale is outfitted with a full kitchen, a contemporary lavatory, and a lounge with 180-degree views. Along with the mattress on the mezzanine beneath the skylight, the lounge sofa converts right into a queen-size mattress, permitting every dome to accommodate as much as 4 visitors.
The magic of Station Boréale begins at sundown when the setting solar casts its waning mild over the lake. And the domes, that are perched alongside the water on the western aspect of Siscoe Island, get a front-row view. After darkish, the magic strikes greater within the sky, the place the Northern Lights and starry skies take heart stage.
To entry Station Boréale, vacationers should take the bridge to Siscoe Island on De Montigny Lake. The closest metropolis, Val-d’Or, is a 15-minute drive to the south and has a small regional airport, Aéroport régional de Val-d’Or (CYVO). The closest worldwide airport, Ottawa Macdonald-Cartier Worldwide Airport (YOW), is a five-hour drive from Station Boréale.