Campfires are tricky.

With so many smog alerts in Montreal, outdoor campfires have essentially been banned everywhere in the city and in must of northern Quebec.

With good reason, campfires often cause wildfires especially in dry areas and the wood you burn could actually be a ticking time bomb for the nearby area.

The most important things to remember when lighting campfires is this:

  • Make sure your fire isn't built close to a forest.
  • Make sure your fire-pit is fenced off with rocks.
  • Make sure there are no flammable materials anywhere nearby.
  • Make sure the wood you burn is from that area. (Don't transport firewood as it may spread harmful insects)
  • Most importantly, leave no trace behind.
  • And don't forget the marshmallows.

Other than that, be safe and have fun.


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James Bay Road

Matagami

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Open all year with over 30 campsites. RVs are welcome with no size limit. 

Amenities: Boat Ramp - Fire Ring - Pay Phone - Picnic Tables - Restrooms - Near Water - Activities - ATV TrailsBoating - Fishing - Hiking - Trails - Hunting - Swimming - Wildlife Viewing


Rapide 2

Cadillac

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Open Spring to fall, this place has 29 campsites and RVs are welcome with no size limit.

Amenities: Boat Ramp - Fire Ring - Near Water - Activities - ATV -  Trails - Boating - Fishing - Hiking - Trails - Hunting - Swimming - Wildlife Viewing


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Rapide 7

Cadillac

Directions

This place has 29 campsites and RVs are welcome with no size restrictions.  

Amenities: Boat Ramp - Fire Ring - Near Water Activities -  ATV Trails - Boating - Fishing - Hiking -  Trails - Hunting - Swimming - Wildlife Viewing


Middle of the smokies... Pretty sweet

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Val-des-Monts Campsite

Val-des-Monts

Directions

This is a private property so be courteous. It's also open all year round. There are 5 campsites and RVs are welcome (maximum RV length 25 feet).

Amenities: Fire Ring -  Activities  - ATV Trails


Leclercville Municipal Campground Quebec

Leclercville

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One of the rare places that actually offer restrooms however we can't guarantee they'll be pretty.

Amenities: Drinking Water - Dump Station - Fire Ring - Laundry - Picnic Tables - Restrooms


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