Hipcamp host Tina R.,
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There's something that just makes you feel good being here.  I looked at many properties before deciding on this one because "it just felt right".  

This flat terrain is rich in history.  Pontiac Bay was fundamental in the logging era and held the local Trading post. The bay is nestled between Luskville Falls and Fort Coulonge Falls. 


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There's something that just makes you feel good being here.  I looked at many properties before deciding on this one because "it just felt right".  

This flat terrain is rich in history.  Pontiac Bay was fundamental in the logging era and held the local Trading post. The bay is nestled between Luskville Falls and Fort Coulonge Falls.  

As you drive here you will begin to feel a sense of calm within you as you glance out your right window to see the Gatineau Hills and to your left, you will see that you're winding your way along the Ottawa River.  Or, if you decide to use the ferry crossing from Fitzroy Harbour on the Ontario side we're only 8 minutes from there.

I have an old, but river-worthy canoe you may borrow but feel free to bring your own canoe, kayak, paddleboat or SUP to explore the land and inlets around the bay.  Both sites have access to the boat launch.

No toilet facilities at the property so bring your own camping toilet or self-contained RV.

P.S.  You might want to stop in the village for the best french fries in all of the Outaouais region.  You'll see the big red chip truck across from Marcotte's, the gas station as you leave the ferry terminal if you're coming from Fitzroy Harbour.  And yes, they make pulled pork poutine, pogos, burgers and zucchini sticks.  

If you're here on the weekend you may also want to check out the Bristol Farmer's market every Saturday from Noon to 3pm on the public beach in Norway Bay, only 20 minutes away.  It's a lovely quaint community mixed with old and new unique cottages so you'll definitely want to take a drive around.

And you'll surely want to visit the Vineyard and Vintage Car Museum, a 2-minute drive from here if you enjoy wine and cars (but not at the same time lol...unless the keys AREN'T in the ignition ha!).  Google Domaine de Pontiac Village for hours and more information or message me.

Visit Parc des Chutes in Fort Coulonge for a view of the waterfalls, zip lining over the gorge, and obstacle courses.  (The view of the gorge is breathtaking!)

Want to try whitewater rafting for an exhilarating rush?  Try Esprit or Horizon X, both about 40 minutes north.

How about Go Karting?  visit lecircuitquyon dot com

Il y a quelque chose qui va vous faire vous sentir bien ici. J'ai regardé de nombreuses propriétés avant de choisir celle-ci parce que "ça me semblait juste".

Ce terrain plat est riche en histoire. La baie de Pontiac était fondamentale à l'époque de l'exploitation forestière et abritait le poste de traite local. La baie est nichée entre les chutes de Luskville et les chutes de Fort Coulonge.

En conduisant ici, vous commencerez à ressentir un sentiment de calme en jetant un coup d'œil par la fenêtre de droite pour voir les collines de la Gatineau et à votre gauche, vous verrez que vous serpentez le long de la rivière des Outaouais. Ou, si vous décidez d'utiliser le traversier depuis Fitzroy Harbour du côté de l'Ontario, nous ne sommes qu'à 8 minutes de là.

J'ai un vieux canoë que vous pouvez emprunter, mais n'hésitez pas à apporter votre propre canoë, kayak ou pédalo pour explorer la terre. Les deux sites ont un accès à la rampe de mise à l'eau.

Il n'y a pas de toilettes sur la propriété, alors apportez vos propres toilettes de camping ou votre camping-car autonome.

PS: Vous voudrez peut-être vous arrêter au village pour les meilleures frites de toute la région de l'Outaouais. Vous verrez le gros camion rouge en face de Marcotte, la station-service lorsque vous quittez le terminal du ferry si vous venez de Fitzroy Harbour. Et oui, ils font de la poutine au porc effiloché, des pogos, des burgers et des bâtonnets de courgettes.

Si vous êtes ici le week-end, vous pouvez également visiter le marché fermier de Bristol tous les samedis de midi à 15h sur la plage publique de Norway Bay, à seulement 20 minutes. C'est une charmante communauté pittoresque mélangée à d'anciens et à de nouveaux cottages uniques, vous aurez donc certainement envie de faire un tour en voiture.

Et vous voudrez sûrement visiter le musée du vignoble et des voitures anciennes, à 2 minutes en voiture d'ici si vous aimez le vin et les voitures (mais pas en même temps lol... à moins que les clés NE SONT PAS dans le contact ha ! ). Allez rechercher sur Google “Domaine de Pontiac Village” pour les heures et plus d'informations ou envoyez-moi un message.

Visitez le Parc des Chutes à Fort Coulonge pour une vue sur les chutes, la tyrolienne au-dessus de la gorge et les parcours d'obstacles. (La vue sur les gorges est à couper le souffle !)

Vous voulez essayer le rafting en eau vive pour une course exaltante ? Essayez Esprit ou Horizon X, tous deux à environ 40 minutes au nord.

Que diriez-vous de faire du karting ? Visitez lecircuitquyon.com

Campsite area
Tent or RV site
1 site
Up to 2 guests per site
Up to 2 vehicles
Wheelchair access
RV Information
Travel trailers, Fifth wheels, Toy haulers, Pop-up campers, Class A RVs, Class B RVs, Class C RVs, Campervans, and Cars allowed
Vehicles under 30 feet allowed
Pull-in site
Accommodates slideouts
Surface type: grass-or-field
Surface levelness: requires leveling
Electrical hookup available
Water hookup available
Hookups: No sewage and TV connection
Generators not allowed
Campfires allowed
Pets allowed
No toilet
Bins available
No potable water
No kitchen
No showers
No picnic table
No wifi
Laundry absent
Have a question? Send Tina a message!
  • Check in: After 2PM
  • Check out: Before 12PM
  • Cancellation policy: Moderate
  • On arrival: Meet and greet
  • Minimum nights: 1 night
  • Accepts bookings: 9 months out
  • Weeknight discount: 20% off

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There is a boat ramp. Bring your non-motorized equipment.


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Horseback riding

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Hipcamper Tony
Tony G.
recommends this listing.
August 7th, 2022

We loved camping at Tina's land. It is very nice, quiet and the view on the river is awesome.

Hipcamper Patrick
Patrick C.
recommends this listing.
July 24th, 2022

We just enjoyed a relaxing weekend at Tranquility on the Bay. The site was ideal for our pop up camper. Calm morning waters were great for kayaking. Finished off the days with a campfire under the stars. Tina was a lovely host, she was very accommodating and made sure we had everything we needed.

Hipcamper graham

Great time fishing with family

Graham C.
recommends this listing.
July 19th, 2022

Camping on Tina's land was great!
The location was super cool right next to the water on the Ottawa River. I would recommend it to everyone who loves a rustic/ private camping experience. I found Tina to be a perfect host. l plan returning soon!

Tranquility on the Bay (40 yrs +)
Hipcamper Tina
Response from Tina, the Host, on July 22nd, 2022

Graham so nice to have met you and your Son. Really happy to host a Father and Son weekend, glad you enjoyed your time here and your Aussie accent is like music to my ears 😆

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Hipcamper Tom

Very warm and welcoming

Tom W.
recommends this listing.
July 17th, 2022

Tina was the perfect host! Although we arrived late and I had issues reading messages on the hipcamp app. When we did arrive after dark we had wood ready and Tina was very welcoming and understanding. Before we had to shoot off the next day to Ottawa we eve had a little canoe :) can’t recommend it enough such a lovely spot!

Hipcamper Tina
Response from Tina, the Host, on July 19th, 2022

Tom and Sam it was so nice to meet you both. Your visit was too short, please come back lol. It was a pleasure having you, thanks so much for choosing to stay here:)

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Hipcamper Cooper
Cooper K.
recommends this listing.
July 10th, 2022

Great place with beautiful calm lake. Fishing was very easy and we had a great time.

Hipcamper Tina
Response from Tina, the Host, on July 14th, 2022

Thanks so much Cooper, it was a pleasure hosting you both!

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Hipcamper Kirill

Camping with dog

Kirill A.
recommends this listing.
January 25th, 2022

was good. though i wish i could give thumbs out without this mandatory comment.

Hipcamper George

Great time!

George A.
recommends this listing.
October 25th, 2021

Great place to relax! The view was great and Tina was super helpful and friendly. Definitely planning on visiting again next year!

Hipcamper Pete

Great experience all around

Pete L.
recommends this listing.
October 10th, 2021

Our stay was relaxing and our host Tina was very welcoming and gracious. We will definitely return if we stay in the area again. It's a waterfront site in a very quiet area. It's also a 45 min scenic drive to Gatineau Park.

Hipcamper Tina
Response from Tina, the Host, on October 14th, 2021

Thanks Pete! It was a pleasure meeting and chatting with you both. I look forward to seeing you here again:)

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Hipcamper Karoliina

Nice peaceful spot and pretty view

Karoliina S.
recommends this listing.
September 15th, 2021

Thank you Tina,
My partner and I really enjoyed our stay here.
Despite the rain, we loved the area, the quiet and beautiful sunset, the starry night sky, the trip over the water to build an inukshuk in your dingy, camp fire, open field area, trees and your gracious hosting!
We were able to use the power extension to power our lights, kettle and electric bbq. Thank you for the wooden table and tarps which came in handy.
You have a beautiful spot and we hope to come back again soon to visit!

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