10 Great Places to Go Camping Near MTL

Escape the city and become one with nature!


Escape the city for a while and reconnect with nature at one of these amazing camping spots around MTL!

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Montreal is a beautiful city, especially during the summer. That being said, it can also be pretty beneficial to escape the concrete jungle for a few days and reconnect with nature. If the great outdoors is calling your name or you just need some serious R&R, camping is the answer. Here are 10 campground around Montreal to take full advantage of this summer.

1. Pin D'Erable 161 Chemin du Lac Bertrand


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Only about an hour outside of Montreal, this gorgeous waterside campground is the perfect getaway. The site features a beach, a swimming pool, a playground, a relaxation area, a community room (with wifi), beach volleyball, and more. If you’re not into peeing in the woods, you’re in luck! They have new, modern washroom facilities with showers and laundry. There is a ton of green open space for you to enjoy and nothing but water to cool down in during those hot Quebec days.

2. Oka National Park 2020 Chemin d’Oka


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Located between the village of Oka and Pointe-Calumet and just around the bend from Montreal’s Beachclub, you are going to fall in love with this campground. In the camping area, you will find lush forest that will make you feel like you’ve truly escaped the city. If you walk for just a few minutes, you will come across a massive shady beach on a huge and beautiful slice of the river. The park is stunning and filled with activities and wildlife.

3. Morin Heights Nature Camping 185 Rue Bennett


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This deluxe park features nothing but beauty and fun things to do. If you’re not the wilderness type, you can ditch your tent for a lovely cabin to make the perfect getaway. If you are into camping, this is the place for you too! Whether you want an active, relaxing, or sporty vacation, you can get it all here. Every site is located within the forest and some are boarding the river. Check out the pool and try their a high-ropes course! 

4. Camping Laurentien 1949 Rue Guertin


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This campground is located right in the heart of the Laurentians, only an hour out of Montreal. If you choose this camping spot, you will have the pleasure of getting to know the village of Val-David where you can check out a number of activities to keep you busy. Hike, bike, canoe, check out some local art, and more! The site has a small lake and plenty of sunny/shady spots to choose from. There’s also an on-site playground with volleyball, horseshoes, swings, and more.

5. Fou Du Roi 1720 Rue Landry


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Located along the Red River, this site pulls all the stops to make sure you have a nice relaxing vacation, including on-site massage therapy! Take a tube ride down the river, or kick back on a nice sandy beach. There are plenty of camping spots here with a wide range of services and scenery.

6. Mont-Orford National Park 3321 Chemin du Parc


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This stunning national park could not be more serene. With 2 lakes, a pond, rolling hills, lush greenery, countless trails, and more, you are invited to participate in any number of activities. Kayaking, climbing, paddle boarding, hiking, and biking to name a few. You will fall in love with this site immediately.

7. Mont Gosford 901 Rang Tout-de-Joie


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Here you will find the highest peak in Southern Quebec and nothing but beauty to be discovered! This mountain is bordered by the Canada-US and the top holds a 360-degree view you will not believe. On the grounds you can select from a number of different accommodation options such as an array of cabins, platform camping, and wild camping (which is only $10 a night!). There is a ton of wildlife to observe, trails galore, and gorgeous scenery all around.

8. Mont-Tremblant National Park 3824 Chemin du Lac Supérieur


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If you live in or around Montreal, I think it’s safe to say you’ve heard of this place! What you may not know is that there’s a wonderful campground at Mont-Tremblant to take advantage of in the summer. You will find jaw-dropping landscapes, kayaking, biking, fishing, wildlife, paddle boarding, hiking, and more. The camping is incredibly affordable and throws you right in the center of countless potential adventures..

9. Camping L'Escale 880 Rue André Soucy


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Located in the lower Laurentians just 30 minutes from the city of Montreal, this place is total paradise. Sunsets over this crystal clear lake just can’t be beat. 50 of these lovely sites are lakeside and next door to a massive waterpark. Also, there’s a bike path, a playground, a community room, volleyball, bocce, and more. The sandy beach and gorgeous greenery will draw you in immediately.

10. De La Rivière 108 Rang du Moulin Rouge


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This excellent site is right next to a cycle circuit, an elk farm, a riding stable, nearby restaurants, local festivals, and so much more. Right on the grounds you will come across a pool, playground, bowling, volleyball, incredible views, trail, and nothing but nature. There are 70 serviced sites available, therefore the site is on the smaller side and is quite quiet and inviting. You can’t help but feel totally relaxed here! 


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