The Basics: Where to Camp

Where to begin camping

Quebec

Forillon National Park Forillon National Park
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Forillon National Park

With sheer cliffs plunging into the sea, pebble beaches lining small coves, and a backdrop of mountains and forests, Forillon National Park is home to spectacular landscapes and a multitude of species. The native species include black bear, moose, marine mammals and colonies of sea birds. The park also has a rich and fascinating human history.

A 9.5-hour drive from Quebec City.

Must do

Don't miss the spectacular view of the ocean and cliffs from the Cap-Bon-Ami lookout,. Get there early to enjoy the magic of a sunrise on the ocean! Look for seabirds and seals... and you might even see whales!

Wildlife you might see 

  1. Porcupine 
  2. Double-crested Cormorant 
  3. Kittiwake 
  4. Minke Whale 
  5. Harbour Seal

Insider’s tip

Be sure to bring your binoculars. The seaside landscapes of Forillon are ideal for seeing wildlife.

For more information on camping and the other experiences available, visit the Forillon National Park website or call our National Information Service toll-free at 1-888-773-8888.


La Mauricie National Park La Mauricie National Park
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La Mauricie National Park

At La Mauricie National Park you will discover a landscape of lakes and forests that is home to a rich diversity of flora and fauna. Canoe on one of the 120 lakes and use the same portages that the Aboriginals and coureurs des bois did many years ago.

A 90 minute drive from either Montreal or Quebec City.

Must do

An excursion to Waber Falls is a must! This unique experience combines canoeing, hiking, picnicking and swimming as well as breathtaking panoramas. When you reach your destination, relax with a dip in the park's most beautiful waterfalls!

Wildlife you might see 

  1. Beaver 
  2. Common Loon 
  3. Moose 
  4. Black Bear 
  5. Fox

Insider’s tip

Summer is an ideal time to take part in the various naturalist activities scheduled during your stay. Our varied program of events gives both younger and older visitors a chance to have fun while learning more about our natural treasures.

For more information on camping and the other experiences available, visit the La Mauricie National Park website or call our National Information Service toll-free at 1-888-773-8888.


Mingan Archipelago National Park Reserve Mingan Archipelago National Park Reserve
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Mingan Archipelago National Park Reserve

With thousands of islands and islets spread over 152 kilometres, Mingan Archipelago National Park is truly unique. Admire the grandiose landscapes of this extraordinary place and discover striking natural sculptures and amazing plant and bird life.

A 9-hour drive from Quebec City.

Must do

Dreaming of a place that is both calm and invigorating, with plenty of fresh air and time to relax? Then the Mingan Archipelago is for you! During your excursions, discover intriguing natural sculptures. Live with the rhythm of this hidden nature.

Wildlife you might see

  1. Sea mammals 
  2. Seabirds 
  3. Red Fox 
  4. Spruce Grouse 
  5. American Hare

Insider’s tip

Warm clothes, a pair of binoculars, hiking boots, a small hatchet and sunscreen: these are essentials for a camping trip in the Mingan Archipelago. Nights are cool, so be sure to bring a solid three-season tent, a tarpaulin in case of rain, and a three-season sleeping bag.

For more information on camping and the other experiences available, visit the Mingan Archipelago National Park Reserve website or call our National Information Service toll-free at 1-888-773-8888.