Where to go camping in the Outaouais

Published on June 19 2020

Summer is finally here, and we’re willing to bet that the official activity of the 2020 summer season will be CAMPING! Whether you’re a seasoned nylon tent dweller or just discovering the joys of this outdoor lifestyle, here are a few suggested campgrounds to visit in the Outaouais region this summer. Take stock of your equipment and get ready to experience magical moments in the tranquility of nature.

Plaisance National Park Campground


Very versatile, the Plaisance National Park Campground appeals as much to wilderness camping enthusiasts as to those who prefer a little more comfort. Choose between serviced or unserviced sites and take advantage of the outdoor activities offered within the park.

Where

1001 Chemin des Presqu’Îles, Plaisance

Good to know

La Zizanie-des-Marais is ideal for a family trail walk!

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Papineau-Labelle Wildlife Reserve


The Lac Écho campground in the Papineau-Labelle Wildlife Reserve is the perfect place to disconnect and get away from it all. The natural surroundings are lush, and the scenery is well worth the trip!

Where

Lac Écho, Papineau-Labelle Wildlife Reserve

Good to know

If you like canoe camping, you’ll love Lac Écho, a little corner of paradise right here in the Outaouais.

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Gatineau Park Camping

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A regional highlight: camping in Gatineau Park. Any self-respecting camper has to spend at least one night there every summer! Each campground offers a private natural setting, and the range of outdoor activities is almost unlimited.

Where

300 Du Lac-Philippe Road, La Pêche

Good to know

Gatineau Park is an easily accessible natural oasis just a few minutes from Gatineau.

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La Vérendrye Wildlife Reserve

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Where

Route 117, Montcerf-Lytton, QC

Good to know

This vast reserve straddles the Outaouais and the Abitibi-Témiscamingue!

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Camping at the Centre touristique du Lac-Simon

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Keen to go camping with the little family? Look no further: make the Centre touristique du Lac-Simon campground your official summer destination. With its sandy beach and many activities for little campers, it’s the perfect spot!

Where

1216 Principale Street, Duhamel

Good to know

The magnificent beach borders Lac Simon for 2 km!

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You’ve put up the tent and set up your campsite for the evening marshmallow–campfire combo, and now you’re ready to do a little exploring? Time for a hiking adventure!

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