Camping near Matane, Quebec

A historic city with a vibrant downtown offering seafood and spectacular natural diversions.

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La Villa dans le Vent!

3 sites · Tents4 acres · Price, La Mitis
Maison  bord de mer et plage. Terrain plat. Près des Jardins de Métis.Learn more about this land:We are bilingue!Venez y installer votre tente, pour entendre le son des vagues et y regarder les couchers de soleil. Sur un terrain plat à côté d'une haie aux rosiers sauvages.Nous sommes à 4 km des "Jardins de Métis - The Reford Gardens"
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Glamping et Champignons

3 sites · RVs, Tents108 acres · Métis Sur Mer, La Mitis
Learn more about this land:Magnifique grande terre à bois avec culture de champignons sous couvert forestier (108 acres avec une partie de 6,5 hectares en champs avec accès à un lac privé) Possibilité de location de kayaks. Longs chemins forestiers et trails permettant de longues promenades en forêt. Très tranquille. Lieu privilégié pour la détente et l'écotourisme. Très bonne connexion du réseau de téléphone et Internet. Le respect de l'environnement est de rigueur. Le paysage est à couper le souffle...
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Camping near Matane guide

Matane offers much to visitors, namely its status as the gateway to the many national parks and camping spots on the Gaspé Peninsula. Dig into some cold-water prawns (for which Matane is famous); walk the indie boutiques, artisan stores, and coffeeshops downtown; then wander the waterfront's marinas, lighthouse, and boardwalks. On the south shore of the St. Lawrence River, Matane is a great first stop on any Gaspé Peninsula road trip, with plenty of places to camp along the way.

Where to Go

Gaspésie National Park

Home to Québec's highest peaks, the Appalachian mountains carved into this park create a natural playland of waterways and valleys for adventurers. Gaspésie National Park is one of Québec's best destinations for backcountry campers thanks to the possibility of spotting roaming moose and caribou (as well as a plethora of other flora and fauna) while hiking or kayaking through the wild nature. Serene frontcountry camping and yurts are also available, putting campers close to amazing inland fishing and plenty of nature activities provided by Parks Canada staff.

Matane Wildlife Reserve

With more moose per square kilometre than any other place in Quebec, Matane Wildlife Reserve gives campers an very good chance of spotting at least one—especially if joining one of the guided tours on offer, which sometimes also involve observing black bears in their nature habitat. The reserve offers cabins and campsites within close distance to superb fishing, hiking, and kayaking.


Just outside of Matane, this ski hill is known for its abundant powder, fantastic snowboarding park, and nine kilometres of slopes with a peak elevation of 385 metres. In winter, choose from 19 runs, or take it easy with tobogganing or sledding.

When to Go

Matane is a year-round destination with some seasonal amenities. If touring the region and looking to take advantage of major attractions, cafes, and restaurants, pretty much everything is open from June to October. Winter in this area is amazing though, with skiing, snowmobiling, dogsledding, and many more fun snow activities on offer—plus winter camping in Gaspésie National Park and beyond.

Know Before You Go

  • Matane has a full schedule of summer events, concerts, and festivals, so it's worth checking dates in advance to see what's on when you are there.
  • Matane offers multiple places to charge electric vehicles. 
  • Most people you encounter in Matane will speak English, though this may be at varying levels. Having a translation app ready on your phone can be handy.
  • Matane has several outdoor outfitters where it's possible for campers to pick up gear.

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