Our Favourite Camping Spots in La Jacques-Cartier!

La Jacques-Cartier is all about enjoying yourself in the fresh air. The region has plenty to delight nature lovers, even after the sun goes down! With our selection of exceptional campgrounds, you’ll be sure to find one that suits you.

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Camping Stoneham: family-friendly facilities

Camping with young children? Located less than 30 minutes from Québec City, Camping Stoneham is known as the ultimate family paradise.

With 316 wooded and shaded pitches, many of them right by the river, the campground can accommodate both tents and RVs.

Families love it for the host of activities it offers, including a pool monitored by lifeguards, a great splash pad, and a huge play structure shaped like a pirate ship. There’s no chance of getting bored, because the location also boasts an inline skating track, a zip line, and a mini-golf course.

A full range of services is available on site: convenience store, snack bar, community hall, sports facilities (horseshoes, boules, volleyball, basketball), etc. The main attraction, however, is taking a boat or inner tube along the river. Just remember to bring your own watercraft, since there are no rentals available!

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Photo: Geneviève Roussel, Camping Stoneham

Practical tip: Ask for a pitch with a tree swing. It’s a little extra touch that the kids will love!

Camping Aventures Nord-Bec: adventurous accommodations

Looking for a truly authentic outdoor experience? Situated right next to Jacques-Cartier National Park, Camping Aventures Nord-Bec is an ideal choice for those who love nature and adventure.

The site has 30 or so pitches for tents, around half of which are only accessible on foot. Nestled on the banks of the Rivière Cachée, the campground has several spots right on the water’s edge that offer a peaceful, picturesque setting.

Each pitch is equipped with a fire pit and a picnic table for unforgettable evenings under the stars. The facilities are simple but functional, with a sanitary block offering showers, toilets, sinks, and laundry.

The campground is also an excellent choice for anglers, since you can cast your line into the river right from your pitch.

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Photo : Nadia Morin, Nordbec

Practical tip: Bring a fishing rod to take advantage of the river’s bounty!

Jacques-Cartier National Park campgrounds: fun for friends

Looking for a place that will work for everyone? You can’t go wrong with the campgrounds in Jacques-Cartier National Park.

With 190 pitches available, you can choose between sites that are equipped with electricity or ones that are more rustic. The grounds can accommodate tents and RVs, and there are even ready-to-camp units available to meet everyone’s needs. The rustic campgrounds are accessible on foot, while the serviced campgrounds (Alluvions, Bétulaie, and L’Escarpement) can be reached by car.

As for what to do during the day, with so many outdoor activities to choose from, there’s something for everyone: hiking, canoeing, kayaking, paddleboarding, fishing, biking, geocaching, and wildlife viewing. You and your friends are sure to make some memories!

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Photo : Mikael Rondeau, Parc national de la Jacques-Cartier – Sépaq

Practical tip: Are you a cycling enthusiast? Why not go bike touring? The Alluvions campground in Jacques-Cartier National Park offers 4 pitches specifically for bike tourists, which you can use as a base for exploring the region on two wheels!

Village Vacances Valcartier campgrounds : activities near by

Looking for a place that combines relaxation and nature by night, as well as adventure and fun by day, Village vacances Valcartier is the perfect destination.

Well known for it incredible outdoor water park, it also offers more than 600 campsites available for tents, tent-trailers and motorhomes, as well as 7 rustic cabins allowing families to enjoy a fully equipped high-end camping experience.

In addition, you will find a multitude of services on site to make your stay more pleasant : a snack bar, laundry rooms, a grocery store, a lounge with a fireplace, a movie theater, pool tables and an arcade.

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Photo: Village Vacances Valcartier

Practical tip: During your stay, don’t forget to bring your swimsuit to enjoy the great outdoor water park, the beautiful spa and the unforgettable Bora Parc.

Camping at Excursions Jacques-Cartier: terrific for teenagers

For a successful vacation with teenagers, the Excursions Jacques-Cartier campground can’t be beat.

Not only are the rates reasonable, but there are also plenty of exciting activities available, like off-trail horseback riding and rafting (accessible from age 12 or 41 kg). Plus, teens can enjoy beach volleyball and canoeing or kayaking on the nearby lake, adding a touch of adventure to their outdoor stay. While the camping experience is rustic, sanitary facilities such as showers, toilets, and drinking water are easily accessible.

It’s the ideal place for a chill camping experience, just 30 minutes from Québec City.

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Photo : Excursions jacques-Cartier

Practical tip: Arrive at your pitch before 9 p.m. so that you can pull your car right up to it. After 9 p.m., all cars must be returned to the main parking lot.

Happy camping!