6 Venues for Renting a Ready-to-Camp site in the Townships

Updated on Mar 27, 2024

Combining the joys of camping with comfort? This is the best feature ready-to-camp accommodations have to offer! Indeed, these lodgings allow you to spend nights in the great outdoors in complete peace of mind, regardless of the weather. Here are 6 destinations in the Eastern Townships where you can rent a ready-to-camp unit and enjoy a truly fabulous stay!

At Camping du Lac Lyster

In the heart of the forest, near Mount Pinacle and Lake Lyster, you can rent one of the Lake Lyster campground’s 25 ready-to-camp sites. You can choose between large Kabines with private toilets or prospector-style tents ... with the bonus of the delightful scent of evergreens surrounding your campsites! Our contributor Simon Diotte stayed here in 2020. Discover his personal account of his stay in the region.

What to do in the area: Hiking up Mount Pinacle, a kayak outing on Lake Lyster, swimming or visiting the Parc Découverte Nature to experience Acoatica and its fishing.

©Vincent Cotnoir

At the Parc De La Gorge de Coaticook

Five Imago tents with room for two or four guests are available in this beautiful regional park which offers a multitude of activities. Accessible by car, these ready-to-camp installations offer all the basic necessities for a great stay in the Coaticook region.

What to do in the area: Explore the various possibilities offered by the park: hiking, discovering the longest suspended pedestrian bridge in North America, mountain biking, Foresta Lumina’s illuminated trail, visiting Margaret’s small farm...

At Camping Aventure Mégantic

The winner of several Camping Québec awards in recent years (including the 2022 Sustainable Development Award), Camping Aventure Mégantic offers two Hékipia tents for those who love luxury camping (yurts, pods and two mini houses are also available for rent). On the site, children will be delighted by the summer activities offered: escape games, movies, sports fields, a remote control car track, water slides and pools, crafts and other weekly activities!

What to Do in the Area: Discover the town of Lac-Mégantic, spend an afternoon at the beach along Lac aux Araignées, visit the Ferme des Petits Torrieux...

©Camping Lac Magog

At Camping Lac Magog

A tent pitched high up in a tree, sounds tempting? This, among other proposals, is what Camping Lac Magog invites you to try! Mounted on platforms set at ten feet from the ground, and surrounded by mature trees, these ready-to-camp tents are available year-round. Prospector tents can also be rented between May and October.

What to do in the area: Rent a boat directly at the campground and head out on Lake Magog, gather at the Base de Plein air André-Nadeau outdoor centre, discover Sherbrooke’s many attractions ...

At Huttopia Sutton

At the foot of Mount Sutton, Huttopia Sutton offers several options for sleeping under a tarp in total comfort. Whether it’s their Trappeur, Canadienne or Bonaventure tents you’ll enjoy a good night sleep in a real bed (bedding included), a kitchen nook and electricity. Able to welcome between two and six guests, these accommodations offer the ideal base camp as much for romantic getaways as for a family stay.

What to do in the area: At Mount Sutton, you can go for a hike, try mountain biking, play a game of disk golf … and experience a giant zipline! You can also head out on the many trails you’ll discover at the Parc d’Environnement Naturel de Sutton (P.E.N.S.) or enjoy exploring the heart of the town of Sutton, their Coeur Villageois.

©Simon Diotte

In the Townships’ four National Parks

These ready-to—camp lodgings are very popular in the Townships’ National Parks, Parc national de la Yamaska, Mont-Orford, Mont-Mégantic and Frontenac... Therefore, you should reserve your dates quickly to make sure you’ll find a campsite for your dates! Three types of ready-to-camp accommodations are available in our national parks: The Traditional, the Nova and the Étoile series. The first is built in the style of a prospector’s tent, while the two others can be described as a combination tent and wood shelter.

What to do in the area: Each of the Townships’ national parks is a destination in itself and each one proposes many different activities. Find out more about your chosen park!

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