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5 Jul

Ready-to-camp with Huttopia Tents

Looking for a weekend away from the hustle and bustle of the city? Discover the Huttopia ready-to-camp concept on Île Grosbois, just a few kilometres from Montréal.

Huttopia_avec_familleA brand-new space for campers

Directly in the middle of the beautiful St. Lawrence River, five little islands form the Îles-de-Boucherville National Park, a spot teeming with natural and cultural riches. Open for just under a year now, the Île Grosbois campground offers 54 unserviced campsites and 21 “new generation” Huttopia tents.

Velo_Iles_de_BouchervilleDaniel Groleau, Director of the Îles-de-Boucherville National Park, says that “campers fall in love with the one-of-kind vibe of the surroundings, the cozy and country atmosphere, the wild flowers and the bushes, the vast swaths of trees, the proximity to the river and the sounds of birds chirping. They want to come back here.”

HuttopiaThe Huttopia tent: wall-to-wall camping comfort

With its “Canada-cabin” look, this ultra-comfy camping concept can be yours in a unique park area where water and land gently meet. Each completely furnished and equipped tent includes a 4m X 7m wooden platform, canvass walls and roof, two rooms separated by a canvas curtain as well as common spaces inside and outside under an awning. This modern-meets-rustic abode is adapted to the natural environment and Québec climate, with a rigid door, mosquito screens and a heating unit.

“It’s a great way to discover this magnificent national park, which offers something for beginner as well as seasoned outdoor enthusiasts,” says Mr. Martin Soucy, Vice Presidents, Operations, Parcs Québec.

Transport_par_Bac_Iles_de_BouchervilleA fun-filled getaway

Activities on the site are plentiful and free for everyone under 18. You can check out 2 400 ans d’histoire, the Boucher-de-Grosbois archaeological site, where various installations and activities explain the First Nations history. More in the “nature” theme, the Découverte du marais is a great initiation to a remarkable lifestyle right in the middle of the St. Lawrence River (Note: both are in French only). Of course, you can also rent canoes, rowboats, single or double sea kayaks and bikes and while the day away, join in a game of beach volleyball or try your hand at fishing.

Hammack_Iles_de_BouchervillepsdHow to get there

By public transit or car. The campsite, however, can only be accessed by bike, foot or small boat (it is three kilometres from the parking lot). To reserve a spot or for more information about access, opening hours, location and rates, click here.


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