Do you practice gratitude? I have a confession to make: it’s gratitude that, in 2020 and again in 2021, has allowed me to see the beauty and good around me despite everything that we are collectively going through with the pandemic. It is in that spirit that I wish to share my gratitude that the pandemic allowed me to get back to basics and reconnect with nature. In fact, my family and I had the pleasure of rediscovering camping, and we created memories that will remain etched in our hearts forever.
Me, my family, and nature… how could I have forgotten how much these 3 elements combined made me so happy? To rediscover this happiness for yourselves, I suggest that you visit one or more of these 16 campgrounds in Quebec where you can have a great time with your family in nature this summer.
La Bannick Campground, Abitibi-Témiscamingue
Many people call this campground Abitibi’s little paradise. La Bannick is a haven of peace where nature and amenities coexist perfectly. You will find a restaurant on site where they boast quality service and a breathtaking view of Lake Témiscamingue. The sites for pitching your tent are well maintained and spaced out in order for everyone to have their privacy. Like many, you will love the hiking trails and the nearby Parks Canada site for a complete nature experience.
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Bas Saint-Laurent Koa Resort, Bas-Saint-Laurent
Few campgrounds can boast such a magnificent lake with a view of the mountains, being a 2-minute walk from Parc du Mont St-Mathieu, and having a full, well-maintained, and clean amusement park. This is what BAS SAINT-LAURENT KOA RESORT has to offer. The cherry on top: they have the most welcoming staff! The restaurant’s sugar pie is also said to be the most decadent!
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Camping Aventure Mégantic, Eastern Townships
To visit this campsite is to want to return again another time. Bustling with activities during the day, and peaceful at night, this campground will delight those who like to move (including children) and those who just want to relax. Tranquility and privacy are ensured by the spaced-out and well-defined sites. You will be happy to know that this campground even welcomes your pup for a small fee. The view of the lake and the mountains is certainly breathtaking, but the one you will have of the stars at the nearby Mégantic Observatory will take your breath away. Your price includes attentive staff as well as clean and safe premises.
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Camping Plage Paris, Centre-du-Québec
Camping Plage Paris is a campground that has attractions for everyone young and old: water games, a clean and safe beach, and a lagoon-style pool newly renovated last summer as well as attentive owners that ensure your stay is as pleasant and safe as possible.
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Camping au bord de la rivière, Charlevoix
Situated on the outskirts of the Malbaie river, with the added bonus of a magnificent view of the mountains, this campground by the river delights children with a complete playground (there is even a trampoline, minigolf, and a mini-farm) and the adults with shows on their outdoor stage on the nights and weekends. They say that the staff knows how to create ambiance, especially during the organized pool parties.
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Camping des Aulnaies, Chaudière-Appalaches
Family-oriented and known for its activities and entertainment, the Camping des Aulnaies is truly a slice of paradise. You will find all that you need for a successful family escape with onsite recreational and utility facilities (pool, playgrounds, water games, restaurant, laundry, etc.). 398 spacious and grassy campsites are at your disposal to help you relax on your well-deserved family vacation.
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Boreal Campground, Côte-Nord
Nestled right in the heart of nature, Boreal Campground is synonymous with tranquility! An ideal destination for those with children, Boreal Campground is said to be the only campground in the East Quebec to have large waterslides and probably the only campground to have a drive-in movie theater. At the onsite restaurant, you can satisfy your cravings while socializing, especially on Thursdays from 5 to 7, when the dining area comes alive with bistro charm and live music.
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Camping Auberge du Lac Malcom, Gaspé Peninsula
Situated in a natural and enchanting setting, Camping Auberge du Lac Malcom offers a family-friendly atmosphere that will leave you wanting more. At the edge of a peaceful lake, you’ll be able to indulge in all sorts of water activities. For mountain biking enthusiasts, direct access from the campsite will allow you to have fun on the trails.
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Camping des Sillons, Magdalen Islands
Located on the edge of the Dune du Sud beach, on the side where you can appreciate the spectacle of the sunrise, Camping des Sillons offers you the opportunity to spend your dream family vacation in an exotic and striking setting. Red cliffs, white sand beaches, ocean as far as the eye can see and its salty smell, this is what awaits you, in addition, to clean facilities along with the warm and welcoming staff.
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Camping vacances St-Tropez, Lanaudière
Situated at the heart of the Lanaudière region and rated 5 stars by the Québec camping development council since 2015, Camping Vacances St-Tropez is highly appreciated by camping enthusiasts. The cleanliness of the entire site, the various facilities, and the services available to you will convince you to pitch your tent here.
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Iroquois Falls Campground, Laurentides
Imagine a campfire, the reinvigorating sound of the Red River Falls, and marshmallows roasting in the flames. Doesn’t that sound like the perfect setting for camping? This is what you can find at Iroquois Falls Campground. Throw in a beach where you can lounge, a family hike, a stroll to Tremblant, recreational play areas, and fishing, and you are no longer far from your perfect vacation.
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Camping Paradiso, Mauricie
Situated between Trois-Rivières and Shawinigan, Camping Paradiso has a warm, safe, lively environment where children and adults will hardly be bored. With a pool, spa, solarium reserved for adults, as well as two playgrounds, pool, zip line, and go-karting for the children, there is something for everyone. On-site, there is also a family team dedicated to your satisfaction.
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Domaine des Erables, Montérégie
Located 45 minutes from Montreal, the campground Domaine des Erables is said to be a tranquil oasis far from the hustle and bustle of the city that leaves vacationers with unforgettable memories. With abundant services, amenities, and activities, this campground has everything you’re looking for.
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Royal Papineau, Outaouais
Situated at the foot of a mountain and encircled by 3 lakes, Royal Papineau offers a natural setting with all of the amenities and conveniences of modern life. Tennis, basketball, volleyball, watersports, hiking, and mountain biking are just a few of the activities offered onsite. You will be equally charmed by the spectacular white sand beach on the shores of Clay Lake.
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Camping du lac Blanc, Portneuf
Situated on a charming site, in the picturesque region of Portneuf, Camping du lac Blanc offers 558 sites, one of which will be the perfect site for your vacation. The camping leisure committee will surprise you with its million and one activities, including the teenage club, the camper’s Halloween, the cardboard boat race, and several more. Guaranteed fun for the whole family!
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Camping Municipal de Péribonka, Saguenay–Lac-Saint-Jean
A small campground situated along the Véloroute des Bleuets route, Péribonka offers more than 73 sites, open or secluded, for many types of lodgings, including camping tents. Make the most of your stay by visiting Pointe-Taillon national park, accessible via the water shuttle located on the campground. Don’t miss out on enjoying a meal at Bistr’eau Pub Péribonka, just a stone’s throw from the campground, or go pick the fruit that is the pride of Lac-Saint-Jean: blueberries.
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Those are several campgrounds where one can create precious family memories this summer. Get my personalized map of Quebec in order to keep track of the places in the province that you have visited.