Frequently asked questions
Can I spend the night in an igloo? How about a tipi or a lighthouse?
You can stray from the beaten path and spend the night in one of several original or unusual accommodation types: igloo or queenzy, tepee, yurt, treehouse, prospector's tent, etc.
Made entirely of snow and ice, the Hôtel de glace (ice hotel) offers travellers an extraordinarily unusual experience. You can also spend the night in certain lighthouses or buildings that used to be occupied by lighthouse keepers.
- Cap-de-Rabast lighthouse (Pourvoirie du Lac Geneviève - Maisons de Pointe-Nord)
- Auberge de la Pointe-Ouest
For their part, Québec's national parks offer camping enthusiasts a turnkey formula, Huttopia which allows you to experience the joys of camping without having to have all your own gear.
Lastly, there are some overnight formulas tailored particularly to groups. For instance, you and your partners in crime can spend a night at the Old Prison of Trois-Rivières, in association with the Musée québécois de culture populaire
Can I visit a dam or a hydroelectric plant?
Guided tours, often free of charge, are a great way to learn a little more about these often imposing facilities. The biggest are the Robert-Bourassa Generating Facility (Baie-James), which boasts the world's largest underground generating station, and the Manic-5 Generating Station (Manicouagan), dominated by the largest multiple arch-and-buttress dam on the planet.