5 campsites to discover with your family 

The final bell of the school year has not rung yet, and you’re already thinking about your summer plans for your little family. This is a moment when you want to disconnect, forget your routine, refocus, but most importantly create beautiful memories. You are therefore looking for a rewarding summer activity that will allow your family to say goodbye city and hello nature. What activity perfectly fills all these needs? Camping.

 Camping is a great way to go on an adventure and experience unique and formative opportunities with your family. This activity allows you to explore a world quite different from your everyday life, in order to connect in a different way with nature and the people you love. But above all, it also allows you to discover the Province of Quebec differently, so here are five campsites to explore with your family and create the best memories.

Réserve faunique de Rimouski

Administrative region:  Bas-Saint-Laurent

Why: The Réserve faunique de Rimouski is a paradise for young fishermen, as there is a fishing site specially designed for children near Lac Rimouski. Docks with guardrails allow them to learn how to fish safely.  Equipment can also be provided - Children from 9 to 12 years old do not pay for their fishing ro - and experts are available on site to provide any advice you may need. Between two attempts at catching a fish, you can also opt for water activities on one of the beautiful lakes. An ideal place to discover or rediscover fishing with your family.

What sets it apart: The fishing site specially designed for children.

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Parc d’Aiguebelle

Administrative region: Abitibi-Témiscamingue

Why: Parc d’Aiguebelle gives you a full immersion in the heart of Abitibi. This wonderful campsite, perfect for getting away, offers you a large range of activities like fishing, kayaking, pedal boats, paddle boards and a fire pit to enjoy with marshmallows that will charm little ones as well as grown-ups. However, your offspring will probably be more captivated by the bird watching opportunities and the "Apprentice Park Warden" program, which is a fun activity where children are invited to complete missions in order to obtain their "diploma". It's a chance to become one with nature. You can even bring your dog so that the whole family can be together.

What sets it apart: Your dog can come along.

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 Parc national d’Oka

Administrative region:  Laurentides

Why: A green environment awaits you less than an hour from Montreal, in the heart of the Laurentians, to set up your tent or park your recreational vehicle. This campsite, which is separated into five distinct areas, combines the pleasures of nature and the beach. From fatbikes to swimming and animated activities, your family will not have a minute to get bored. This place is known for the quality of its water activities, and everybody will find something that suits their interests.

What sets it apart: Less than an hour from Montreal and the diversity of its activities.

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 Centre touristique du Lac-Simon

Administrative region: Outaouais

Why: At Centre touristique du Lac-Simon, we are literally transported to a white pine and hardwoods plantation. Hekipia tents and cabins are at your disposal for a carefree family gateway. This four-season resort takes a little bit of a southern vibe in the summer. Between the beach and the forest, it’s an exciting place for children. They will be delighted by the playground located by the beach, where they will find a giant trampoline, slides, a climbing rock, a climbing roundabout, a pirate ship and other climbing games. This 2km beach offers hot sand and clear water and is a must see.

What sets it apart: 2km of hot sand and clear water.

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 Camping des voltigeurs

Administrative region: Centre-du-Québec

Why: Located less than an hour and a half from Montreal, this Drummondville campground is ideal for families whether for a short or a long stay.  During your visit, you will have unlimited access to the Village Québécois d’Antan to discover many aspects of Quebec’s history.  Moreover, this campsite offers tree climbing paths accessible to all. A cultural adventure at its best.

What sets him apart: Less than an hour and a half from Montreal.

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No matter which camping you choose, it is essential to target the one that will meet most of your expectations, according to the interests of your family. That way, you will have a magical summer and create unforgettable memories.

Happy camping!