Campsite: 8 sites where you can pitch your tent “drette” at the water’s edge.

Campsite: 8 sites where you can pitch your tent “drette” at the water’s edge.

Camper, it’s time to take your tent out of the back of your closet, since the camping season is (almost) here. If you don’t have your own tent yet, because you’ve always rented one, it’s time to buy one, opt instead for second-hand tents that are environmentally friendly. Even if we have to wait and see if roadtrips in other regions will be allowed this summer, nothing prevents us from dreaming about the warm season and those evenings by the fire with friends.

Are you more of a “rustic stay in the forest” type than a “weekend at Camping Sainte-Madeleine” type? We have very good Quebec spots for you! Not only are the following campgrounds in the middle of nature, but they are also located directly by the water.

Having your first coffee while listening to the sound of the waves, who better?

Here are 8 perfect places for (rustic) camping by the water for when we finally get the GO from the Government!

Watching the whales through his tent door, well wrapped up in his sleeping bag, is still hard to beat.In Bergeronnes, 20 minutes from Tadoussac, Mer et Monde has about thirty campsites, several of which are located directly on the rocks on the edge of the estuary.

Starting at $38 per night

At 6h from Montreal

Camping de la Batture in Kamouraska

To watch Kamouraska’s famous sunsets, pitch your tent or small van at Camping de la Batture, along the St. Lawrence River.Reserve early if you want to take advantage of the few sites that are directly near the battures (those long shores that are discovered at low tide).

From $24 per night

4h30 from Montreal

whitefish regional park in the Laurentians

Located in the Laurentians, the Poisson Blanc Reservoir is a dream for romantic campers and runners of the woods at heart! There are wilderness camping sites on islands that are only accessible by canoe, SUP or kayak. If you’ve always dreamed of having your own desert island, don’t wait any longer. (Some sites accept several tents if you’re in a group).

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