Wander wine routes and frolic along forested fields on an Eastern Townships camping trip.
Also known as “Cantons de l'Est,” Eastern Townships is a region full of small towns, mountain spas, vineyards, and forests—all quintessential Québec. Hike along Brome and Mégantic Lakes, or enjoy fishing, boating, and waterskiing. Traverse the hilly vistas of Mont-Orford National Park, and kayak across Réservoir Choinière in Yamaska National Park. After a day exploring the region, find furnished and rustic cabins, campgrounds, and amenity-rich RV parks with electric and water hookups, game rooms, and restaurants. Many of Eastern Townships’ campsites are also near attractions like Owl’s Head Ski Resort, Coaticook, Lake Memphremagog, and the lavender fields of Bleu Lavande.
Nestled among the towering peaks of Mont Orford and Mont Chauve, Mont-Orford National Park lets hikers take in majestic views from Bear Peak via Cretes Trail and Pekan Trail. Canoeing, cycling, rock climbing, swimming, and paddle surfing keep campers active in summer waters as well, while snowshoeing and cross-country skiing are available in wintertime. Camp within the park at its rustic campsites or in more amenity-filled campgrounds with full restrooms and supply shops.
Explore the 21 islands of Lake Memphremagog while sailing or canoeing through its waters. The lake is especially popular for fishing—it teems with sunfish, yellow perch, rock bass, largemouth bass, and bullhead catfish. Campers can stay in nearby cabin rentals and campsites close to bait and tackle shops, supply stores, and restaurants.
Renowned for its lush lavender fields and gardens, Bleu Lavande farm offers lavender soap-making workshops and other farm events to interested visitors. Bleu Lavande is open year-round and features an onsite boutique as well as nearby cabin rentals, campsites, and RV parks.
Visit Coaticook on the Coaticook River to traverse the longest suspended footbridge in North America. Campers will also enjoy exploring the town’s historic features, such as the Château Arthur-Osmore-Norton, which was built at the turn of the 20th century and now houses the Musée Beaulne. Coaticook is also renowned for its dairy industry, so take a moment to sample its famous cheeses and ice cream during a daytrip.