CampingGetting up close and personal with Mother Nature!
Does the aroma of marshmallows toasting over a fire stir your senses? Then it’s time to go camping! Québec is home to nearly 750 rated campgrounds offering customized services to meet every taste and every budget. Some sites are deep in the woods, while others are located by the shore of a lake or river, or even right on a sandy beach. Whether you’re seeking luxury digs or something more rustic, you can plan a spectacular getaway by finding out what activities are offered in your camp’s vicinity.
A wealth of choice!
Since 2004, Québec’s campgrounds have been rated under a classification program. For the most part open from April to October, they are assigned a rating of one to five stars based on infrastructure quality and the range of services offered. If you want to be sure of a choice spot in the summer season, particularly in our national parks, you’d best book your site in advance.
Braving winter in a tent
Hardy souls can enjoy rudimentary winter camping in certain campgrounds and parks as early as November. Of course, you need solid camping skills and top-of-the-line gear for this pursuit. A number of adventure tourism operators offer introductory workshops and group expeditions, and activities like cross-country skiing or snowshoeing can make your getaway all the more fun. Embrace all that Québec’s magnificent winter has to offer!
Canoe-camping... Get on board!
Explore Québec the way the early woodsmen did and let the water lead the way. Paddle across crystal-clear lakes; travel down tranquil rivers or through tumultuous rapids. Several national and regional parks rent watercraft and have rustic campsites at the edge of rivers or lakes. In many cases, the only way to get to these sites is by water. Aventure Écotourisme Québec organizes group canoeing and kayaking expeditions for paddlers of all levels, with nighttime lodging in a tent. Various Amerindian and Inuit communities offer the opportunity to learn about their traditions through activities like tours along the rivers travelled by their ancestors, hunting and fishing expeditions, marine mammal observation and nights spent in a prospector tent or tepee.
RV and trailer travel
Is hitting the road and taking in the scenery at your own pace more your style? Then a recreational vehicle is right up your alley! Rent one and enjoy accommodations with all the conveniences. Create your own itinerary or join a group of caravanners, and make the most of your caravanning experience. Throw a little bike touring into the mix to double your pleasure!