TOP 5: Rugged but comfortable
You love nature but the low buzz of mosquitoes and the dampness of the tent turn you off. In Outaouais, we have comfy beds right in the middle of the woods. Leave your sleeping bags behind!
Nestled in the Gatineau Valley—15 minutes from the town of Bouchette and 1 1/2 hours from Gatineau—Village Majopial is situated on the shores of Lac Trente-et-un Milles. It’s an oasis for recreational tourists, complete with an inn, marina and high-quality restaurant. The inn has four apartment-style suites, and the Village’s three cabins can accommodate anywhere from 6 to 20 guests. The best part is that the cabins are right on the lake’s edge!
4: CENTRE TOURISTIQUE LA PETITE-ROUGE
Yes, Quebec does have all-inclusives! Located in Petite-Nation, the Centre touristique la Petite-Rouge is recognized as one of the best all-inclusives around. Its 12 cabins are located along a peninsula, close to a cafeteria that serves up three meals a day. You can take life easy. Forget shopping for groceries or packing sleeping bags. Everything’s included! Just bask in the sun, swim, try out a kayak or birchbark canoe, enjoy some volleyball or tennis, and more.
Treat yourself to royal service at Fairmont Le Château Montebello, the world’s largest log cabin. With its 300 acres of land on the shores of the Ottawa River, you’ll be surrounded by nature. Chances are it’ll be your first experience at a cabin with an Olympic-size pool and fantastic golf course.
You can book your own little piece of paradise at North America’s oldest nature reserve. The lake is all yours! Take in some fishing and spend the night in a fully equipped log cabin. Some of the cabins were built circa 1930, the year Château Montebello was constructed. Rustic-style luxury for that much-deserved vacation.
The Baskatong Reservoir is an inland sea measuring 320 km2 and spanning 2,800 km of shoreline. It has several fine sand beaches, more than 160 islands, and a fair-sized network of outfitters. Most of the outfitters can set you up with a cabin right next to a sandy beach.