Why go fall camping in the Outaouais?

Published on September 12 2023

Summer may be winding down, but the season’s pleasures linger even as the leaves start changing colour. September and October are not the time to pack away your camping gear! In the Outaouais, there’s autumn camping to suit all tastes, from wilderness enthusiasts to those who prefer more comfortable options.

We tend to think that camping season ends on Labour Day. But the joys of the great outdoors continue well into October, and we’re here to tell you that the rewards are even greater!


The advantages of fall camping

First of all, the temperature gradually drops a few degrees, to a level that’s ideal for the outdoor activities that go with camping without risking heatstroke: cycling, hiking, canoeing and kayaking. These activities are always more enjoyable with a light autumn breeze! The cool autumn nights also make it easier to get a good night’s sleep all bundled up in your tent.

Another point worth mentioning is that once the hustle and bustle of summer is over, the region’s campsites regain a tranquillity that’s very appealing to anyone who wants to relax in nature! As well, local attractions are a little less crowded, so you can get the most out of the activities you love. It’s also easier to get access to the places on your bucket list. What’s more, many establishments offer reduced rates in autumn, as this is the low season. Fall camping keeps more money in your wallet.

Campfires can be lit all year round, conditions permitting, but nothing beats a fire at dusk when it’s cooler and the smell of damp leaves fills the air! It’s also the perfect excuse to put on your #Outaouaisfun sweatshirt to keep warm by the fire.

Finally, in autumn, the landscape becomes completely surreal. It’s impossible not to be enchanted by the forests dressed in their warmest colours!


Fall camping sites to discover

Located in the Collines-de-l’Outaouais, Camping Ange-Gardien offers an unforgettable glamping experience. The charming cabins with transparent walls allow you to observe the nocturnal beauty of the surrounding forest from the comfort of a cozy double bed. Tent and RV sites are also available.

In Petite Nation, the Air-Eau-Bois outdoor centre offers several types of accommodation for all camping enthusiasts. New features include prospector tents and domes—the latest trend! Enjoy the simple joys of camping thanks to a formula that limits the amount of equipment you have to lug around, while ensuring comfort and a touch of luxury in the great outdoors. There are also sites for tents and motorized vehicles, as well as micro-cottages and micro-huts for rent.

This fall, try the hanging tents at Camping Insolite CarpeDiem. Enjoy a unique experience on the shores of magnificent Lake Edja. You’ll be amazed by the facilities and the beauty of the surroundings, especially in autumn. The site has been designed to take advantage of its mountain location, offering campers privacy and tranquillity in the heart of the forest. Micro cabins are also available for rent.


The Outaouais and its campgrounds are definitely worth a visit this autumn. What’s more, mosquitoes are rare in this season—another incentive to get out there and enjoy the great outdoors. Take advantage of your outing to admire the beauty of the colourful leaves drifting from the trees.

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Take advantage of autumn to be enchanted by the signs of the changing season. Discover new places to admire fall colours in the Outaouais.

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