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All-star destinations for a camping stay

Our team’s suggestions

Between forests, lakes, and mountains, Sépaq destinations offer more than 7,000 campsites where you can sleep under the stars of the most beautiful nature in Quebec! To help you make the right choice for a short stay or for a well-deserved week of vacation, our experts propose destinations based on our campers’ main selection criteria.

Right by the beach  |  Right by the mountains  |  For families  |  Near Montreal  |  Near Quebec City

Hurry to book these campsites. They’re going to sell like hotcakes!

Parc national des Grands-Jardins Parc national des Grands-Jardins
Parc national des Grands-Jardins Steve Deschênes | © Sépaq

Right by the beach

Parc national du Mont-Orford

In the Cantons-de-l’Est region, Parc national du Mont-Orford is a destination that’s not to be missed. In addition to its many campsites in Lac-Stukely and Lac-Fraser sectors, the park offers two magnificent lifeguard-supervised beaches . In addition to children’s playgrounds located near bathing areas, visitors can also enjoy navigating rental watercraft.

Parc national d’Oka

You won’t want to miss Parc national d’Oka and its popular beach which delights visitors during the dog days of summer. In addition to its 11-km-long sandy shore, the park features a special activities program throughout the summer season. Play modules, basketball nets, outdoor ping-pong tables, and picnic tables are also available to visitors. If you’re looking to have a blast, try the Aquazilla inflatable water course right by the beach. A number of camping loops, including campsites with services for recreational vehicules, are located near this activity centre. Les Dunes sector is the one closest to the beach. Étoile ready-to-camp units are also available at the park.

Parc national de la Pointe-Taillon

To enjoy one of the most beautiful beaches of Quebec, simply head to Parc national de la Pointe-Taillon. Campers can enjoy the comfort of the ready-to-camp units of Taillon sector, which are accessible via the bike path. (A trailer to transport your luggage is available free of charge.) This way, you can spend the night near the shore, where the sound of water will lull you to a very restful sleep. This sector’s supervised beach also offers free deck chairs and sun umbrellas, as well as a children’s playground.

Right by the mountains

Parc national de la Gaspésie

Parc national de la Gaspésie is recognized as one of Quebec’s choice hiking destinations. Different circuits offer hikers total nature immersion, including on an easy-level valley trail as well as on a barren peak where you can scan the horizon and fully appreciate the park’s mountainous character. To be the first to hit the trails, why not consider spending the night in one of four camping sectors offered at the park

Parc national du Fjord-du-Saguenay

The magnificent and little-known landscapes of Parc national du Fjord-du-Saguenay will delight hikers of all age groups and calibers. There are a number of circuits along which you can explore the top of the capes of the fjord during outings lasting a maximum of one day. If you’d like to spend the night on site, a number of campsites are offered in Baie-Éternité and Baie-Sainte-Marguerite sectors.

Parc national des Hautes-Gorges-de-la-Rivière-Malbaie

It’s showtime at Parc national des Hautes-Gorges-de-la-Rivière-Malbaie! The park offers a wide choice of pathways, including legendary L’Acropole-des-Draveurs trail with its magnificent panoramas, Le Riverain trail with its astonishing lookouts, and Des Rapides trail with its riverside views.  What a great way for visitors to discover the territory based on their abilities and inclinations! As a bonus, many campsites offer front row seats to this unending show. 

Parc national du Mont-Orford
Parc national du Mont-Orford Sébastien Larose | © Sépaq
Parc national de la Pointe-Taillon
Parc national de la Pointe-Taillon Steve Deschênes | © Sépaq
Parc national de la Gaspésie
Parc national de la Gaspésie Paul Dussault | © Sépaq
Parc national des Hautes-Gorges-de-la-Rivière-Malbaie
Parc national des Hautes-Gorges-de-la-Rivière-Malbaie Steve Deschênes | © Sépaq

To the delight of families

Remember that access to national parks is free of charge for youngsters 17 and under. Outdoor equipment and accessories for children are also provided on a complimentary basis. Check out all the available family services.

Parc national du Bic

The Tombolo hub of Parc national du Bic is a favourite meeting place for families. Located at the heart of the territory, this family zone includes play and relaxation areas and a picnic area with barbecue. And let’s not forget the semi-outdoor lounge with fireplace and view of the river! Gather at the numerous campsites offered in this sector or elsewhere in the park to enjoy the most beautiful sunsets.

Parc national du Lac-Témiscouata

In addition to offering magnificent campsites for overnight stays, Grand-Lac-Touladi campground, located in Saint-Juste sector of Parc national du Lac-Témiscouata, offers facilities that have been fully designed and set up for families, including a playground for children two to five years old and the Curieux de Nature circuit. These facilities give the park a positive vibe and enable youngsters to have a blast and stay active in nature while connecting to the 10,000-year history of the park.

Centre touristique du Lac-Simon

This resolutely family destination will delight young and old alike. In addition to its vast campground under a magnificent forest cover, Centre touristique du Lac-Simon is a Quebec vacation resort that’s not to be missed where everything has been conceived with family pleasure in mind: a serviced beach, watercraft rental, trampoline, climbing games, slides, organized activities, and much more besides.

Centre touristique du Lac-Kénogami

Imagine the scenario: a huge lake, a supervised swimming area, and fine sand that’s perfect for those part-time sandcastle architects. Added to this are hiking and biking trails, as well as a wide variety of outdoor games so the whole family can have a blast. Centre touristique du Lac-Kénogami and its campground with nearly 160 campsites are sure to meet and even exceed the expectations of young and old alike. 

Parc national de Frontenac
Parc national de Frontenac Stéphane Audet | © Sépaq
Parc national du Lac-Témiscouata
Parc national du Lac-Témiscouata Stéphane Audet | © Sépaq
Parc national des Îles-de-Boucherville
Parc national des Îles-de-Boucherville Beside | © Sépaq
Parc national des Grands-Jardins
Parc national des Grands-Jardins Steve Deschênes | © Sépaq

Less than two hours from Montreal

Parc national des Îles-de-Boucherville

Parc national des Îles-de-Boucherville is a choice destination for a quick camping stay outside the city. As soon as you leave the Island of Montreal and enter the park territory, a number of outdoor activities will help you forget that you’re only a few kilometres from downtown. As such, you can spend the night in a tent or a ready-to-camp tent at Grosbois campground, which is accessible on foot, by bike, or on a small watercraft.

Parc national d’Oka

Have you heard about Parc national d’Oka and its magnificent beach? Beyond this must-see attraction of the park, campers who spend the night on one of the many camping loops can discover the rich historical and natural heritage of this territory located a stone’s throw from the metropolitan area.

Parc national du Mont-Tremblant

Even though a little farther from Montreal, Parc national du Mont-Tremblant remains a top camping destination. Whether you're looking for the comfort of Étoile ready-to-camp units or the rustic charm of more rudimentary or serviced sites, a camping stay in the park guarantees a peaceful night’s sleep. Especially after navigating the park’s waterways, expending your energy on the many well-groomed trails, or relaxing on one of the sandy shores which charm visitors without fail!

Less than two hours from Quebec City

Parc national de la Jacques-Cartier

You know this little corner of paradise located only 30 minutes from Quebec City? Vallée de la Jacques-Cartier, recognized as one of the most beautiful valleys in Quebec, will delight nautical activity enthusiasts, as well as those who love walking in the forest. Numerous campsites are sure to charm campers looking to spend the night near park activities. Take our word for it… this 100% nature destination will blow you away!

Parc national des Grands-Jardins

Located a mere 90 minutes from Quebec City, Parc national des Grands-Jardins will charm thrill seekers seeking an outdoor getaway. Via ferrata circuits, water activities, and hiking to the highest peaks – there’s truly something for everyone! Maximize your contact with nature by enjoying the comfort of one of the many ready-to-camp units offered on site.

Réserve faunique de Portneuf

Here’s another little corner of paradise for campers to discover: Réserve faunique de Portneuf. Lac Bellevue campground, located on the edge of a magnificent sandy shore, invites campers to live at nature’s pace. You'll be near a number of hiking trails and you can set off to discover peaceful valleys, waterfalls, and streams. Are you an angler at heart? Good news! This is a perfect place to enjoy some fishing.

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