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La Mauricie National Park

Family and friends enjoying indoors and outdoors around Parks Canada oTENTik.
Parks Canada oTENTik – discover a Real camping experience! © Parks Canada

Parks Canada oTENTik 

Take advantage of Parks Canada’s oTENTik tents – in any season. A cross between a tent and a rustic cabin, this type of accommodation offers a unique blend of homey comfort and a taste of outdoor adventure. It’s an ideal way for families, friends and couples to discover the joys of camping without all the muss and fuss.

Parks Canada oTENTik are available all year long at the Rivière à la Pêche campground, in the F loop, which is reserved exclusively for this type of accommodation.

Fees and schedule
General information
Reservations
Tent equipment and facilities
Equipment to bring
Activities nearby
A few rules concerning Parks Canada oTENTik

Fees and schedule

  • $120 per night (taxes included)
  • A $20 deposit is required for the key and lantern
  • Open year-round

General information

  • 10 Parks Canada oTENTik tents are available.
  • Each tent can accommodate up to 5 people, including 4 adults maximum.
  • Check-in time: from 2 p.m.
  • Check-out time: by 11 a.m.
  • No check-in is allowed after 9:30 p.m.

Reservation

Reservations for a stay in Parks Canada oTENTik tent can be made via the Parks Canada Campground Reservation Service under the heading: “Diversified Accommodation”. This Website has all the information you need regarding terms of use as well as details concerning the refund policy.

Website: www.reservation.parkscanada.ca
Telephone: 1-877-737-3783 (1-877-RESERVE) from 8 a.m. to 6 p.m.
Telephone (Outside of North America): 1-519-826-5391
TTY: 1-866-787-6221
Things you should know about Parks Canada oTENTik

Length of stay:

During the week, from Sunday to Thursday, Parks Canada oTENTik tents can be rented for a single night.

On the weekend, however, they must be rented for a minimum stay of 2 nights, which must include Friday and Saturday nights.

On long weekends that include a Monday holiday, tents must be rented for a minimum of 3 nights, which must include Friday, Saturday and Sunday nights.

Monday holidays:
Victoria Day: May 19, 2014
Labour Day: September 1st, 2014
Thanksgiving: October 13, 2014

Tent equipment and facilities

The ready-to-camp formula allows users to experience nature and the great outdoors in total comfort. Parks Canada oTENTik are equipped with a view to facilitating and simplifying the camping experience.

Inside the tent:

  • 1 table, 4 chairs and a bench
  • 2 double beds with mattress
  • 1 single bed with mattress
  • 1 lantern with rechargeable batteries
  • 1 broom and 1 dustpan
  • 1 wood stove
  • Solar lighting
  • USB Port
  • Coffee machine
  • All items necessary for the preparation and service of meals
  • Dish washer and dishcloth
  • Folding chairs

On the site:

  • A parking space for a maximum of 2 vehicles
  • A barbecue under a shelter (with tools and propane included)
  • A fire grate for campfires
  • A picnic table
  • 4 Adirondack chairs

Nearby:

  • A common service building (showers and toilets)
  • A common kitchen shelter (microwave ovens, tabletop hotplate)
  • An amphitheatre
  • Water supply points
  • A yard for the purchase of firewood
  • A public telephone
  • Cellular network reception
    (for some cell phones)

Particular winter features:
In winter, parking is at the entrance to the F loop. Sleds are available for hauling your personal belongings to the tent. A supply of firewood is provided in the wintertime.

Equipment to bring

Campers must see to bringing whatever other supplies and equipment are required for their entire length of stay. The following is a non-exhaustive list of things to bring:

  • Sleeping bag, blankets and pillows
  • Food, drink and container for water
  • Clothing
  • Cooler
  • Flashlight
  • Matches or lighter
  • Insect repellent
  • Dishcloth and rag

Activities nearby

The sector surrounding the Rivière à la Pêche campground offers campers activities to choose from. Park employees will be delighted to advise you on your choice of activities.

A few minutes away from your campsite:

  • Hiking
  • Cycling
  • Activities with naturalists

During the winter:

  • Cross-country skiing (classic and skate skiing)
  • Snowshoeing
  • Nordic walking

A few minutes away by car during the summer:

  • Picnic area
  • Swimming
  • Canoeing
  • Kayaking
  • Snack-bar
  • Boat rental

A few rules regarding the Parks Canada oTENTik

In addition to the national park’s general rules, Parks Canada oTENTik users must follow a few additional rules:

-It is forbidden to smoke and cook food inside the tent.

-Coolers must be stored inside vehicles in order to avoid any conflicts with wild animals.

-Pets are forbidden.

-The holder of an activity permit and the members of his/her group must comply with the activities, duration and places specified on the permit as well as with park regulations. In addition, they must have this permit on them when travelling throughout the park.

-The use of campsites is restricted to no more than:
-5 people, including a maximum of 4 adults;
-2 license plate-bearing vehicles (no recreational vehicles);
-1 kitchen shelter (no tent).

-Your vehicle must be confined to the gravel-covered area in order not to harm plant life.

-The following schedule must be complied with:
-Check-in time: from 2 p.m.;
-Check-out time: by 11 a.m.;
-non-campers must leave by 10 p.m.;
-quiet time (curfew) is from 11 p.m. to 7 a.m.

-Subject to fine and/or expulsion, it is forbidden to:
-behave in a way that disturbs others (partying, etc.);
-keep one’s site in a condition deemed unsatisfactory by the park superintendant.

-The use of generators is forbidden between 10 p.m. and 9 a.m. Excess use of generators is not allowed at other times.

-Only the use of personal headphones is allowed for listening to music in the park.

-It is forbidden to light or maintain a fire anywhere except in fireplaces. It is forbidden to use dead wood or wood taken from the forest to light or maintain a fire.