Camping in Quebec: 6 sites to discover before winter

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It's no secret to anyone; in Quebec we are extremely pampered in terms of nature, large spaces andoutdoor activities such as camping. That's why Quebecers still enjoy outdoor activities as much as 85,784 campground spaces rented each day in Quebec in 2018, an increase of 2.3%, according to the statistics of Tourisme Québec.

Camping is not only an integral part of the province's cultural heritage, but also provides a true picture of what defines it. For this reason, Outgo has found you 6 of the most beautiful campsites in Quebec to enjoy them before the end of the season.

Merville Island Campground in Shawinigan

camping quebec Le camping de l’Île Merville à Shawinigan

Camping, ready-to-camp, cottages, hostels, rooms available for rent... There are plenty of options at Camping de l'Île Merville in Shawinigan.

Bordered by the majestic Saint-Maurice River, the Park is composed of two islands, a mountain and a large forest area of 160 hectares. A natural and beautiful space 90 minutes from Quebec City and Montreal and a few minutes from downtown Shawinigan.

The place consists of 150 camping sites with or without service, shaded, wooded and sunny. As for activities, nothing is lacking: Tree in tree, swimming pool, animation, bike paths, kayaking, canoe, pedal boat, tennis etc.

Camping at the Batiscan River Park

camping quebec Camping au Parc de la rivière Batiscan

With its 400 hectares of woodland that crosses the beautiful Batiscan River, the Parc de la rivière Batiscan in Sainte-Geneviève de Batiscan offers a landscape where waterfalls and basins follow each other. A true treasure of the Mauricie!

From 17 May to the end of October, the campsite of the Parc de la rivière Batiscan offers you a unique camping experience for all tastes. With some 173 campsites spread over three sectors, everyone will find a different and unique atmosphere that looks like them.

From the rustic campsite where the immersion in nature is complete, to the 3-course campsite where the comfort in nature is at the rendezvous, passing by the ready-to-camp: everything is there! All that remains is to book.

Camping Koa du Bas-St-Laurent

camping quebec Camping Koa du Bas-St-Laurent

At Camping Koa Bas-St-Laurent, you can enjoy accommodation in RV, tents or cabins Deluxes. The site is located directly on the beautiful beach of Lac St-Mathieu in the heart of Lower St-Laurent, just 15 minutes from Trois-Pistoles and less than 45 minutes from Rimouski.

If you want fun, this is the place to be! The campsite offers a ton of activities for the whole family: a giant trampoline, a large heated pool, a paddling pool, water games, a spa, a playground, shuffleboard, a beautiful sandy beach and a marina, kayaking, pedalos and paddle boards, pontoon cruises, mountain hiking, bicycle, theme weekends, weekend entertainment for kids and more! It's enough to spend a fun stay, both for young and old children.

Camping Mer et monde ecotours de la Côte Nord

camping quebec Camping Mer et monde écotours de la Côte Nord

With only 28 exclusive campsites, 4 ready-to-camp units and 7 rustic refuges, treat yourself to a different awakening at L'Anse à la Cave with the campsite Mer et Monde Écotours, which is exotic and full of life.

From your landscaped site, or from your refuge directly on the edge of the St. Lawrence Estuary, you can admire the natural beauties of this unique campsite environment. You will surely have the opportunity to observe these marine mammals that all hope to see nearby: whales and birds usually wake up well before campers.

Coffee in hand and a warm blanket are enough to contemplate the beauty of sunrise illuminating the dorsal of small whales. Hiking, observation of the various animals of the area, sea kayaking, this place is ideal for nature lovers.

Camping at Mont-Orford National Park

camping quebec Camping au Parc national du Mont-Orford

Come and experience the difference of a campsite in the middle of the forest with the rustic campsite of Orford where the sites, apart from each other, allow more privacy... with nature.

Several options are possible: bring your equipment or take advantage of our “Ready-to-Camp” service or use your small recreational vehicle. For a completely different experience, book your ecogîte (a charming little cottage in the middle of the forest equipped with a functional kitchen, a compost toilet and a mezzanine room) and discover the origin of the word glamping!

Located in Orford in the Eastern Townships, the ecological campsite is close to the beautiful town of Magog and the Mont-Orford National Park, where you can engage in a relaxing hike and contemplating the splendid scenery of the region.

Camping Huttopia at Mont Sutton

camping quebec Camping Huttopia au Mont Sutton

Camping Huttopia de Sutton is much more than a tent... It is a holiday experience, in the heart ofa 65 hectare mixed forest, crossed by a river suitable for swimming and on a site designed and adapted especially for the family.

Camping in a Huttopia village is an experience rich in discoveries. It also means choosing your camp according to your desires of the moment. The site of Sutton, hanging on the slopes of the mountain and overlooking the surrounding valley, is located 1.5 km from Mont Sutton.

Accommodations designed in canvas and wood for up to 5 people, fully equipped chalets and a bar-grill-pizzeria offer you both new and comfort.

Whether it's on the North Shore, in the Eastern Townships or near you, camping is a must for the summer season and there are plenty of options to make your stay a pleasant one with family, friends or couples. It is the perfect activity to enjoy nature and rejuvenate!

Here are some of the places the Outgo team suggests to enjoy the last weeks before winter in nature!

Have you visited them all? What are the best campsites to discover? Tell us in comments!

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