Tips and advice

Types of equipment


There is an almost infinite variety of models of tents and RVs out there. Take the time to shop around and ask questions before making a decision. You can also try turnkey camping to get a taste of camping and decide what suits you best.

For all tastes and budgets


One of the world’s oldest types of shelter still has millions of fans: the tent! They can hold from one to twelve people, and can feature one or more vestibules and even a screened-in cooking area. Tents are perfect for those seeking close contact with nature.


Tent trailers fold up into a trailer for transportation and storage. They are light, easy to pull, inexpensive and ideal for young families looking for a degree of comfort when they go camping.

Truck camper

A truck camper or pickup camper sits on the back of a truck. Choose a model that suits your vehicle, and you’ll appreciate its convenience. Great for comfortable off-road camping!

Classic trailer and fifth wheel

These two types of RVs have to be pulled by a sturdy vehicle. The fifth wheel attaches to the truck bed, while a traditional trailer can also be pulled by a sport utility vehicle (SUV). With a kitchen, bedroom(s), audio-video space and storage, your RV will be a peaceful, comfortable haven.


There are three classes of motorhomes: A, B and C.

Class A motorhomes

These models look a bit like a bus from the outside, and a condo from the inside. They come will every luxury you can think of. Spacious extensions, queen or king-size beds, flat-screen TVs, high-quality materials… the possibilities are endless!

Class B and C motorhomes

These are actually modified vans, with raised roofs, lowered floors, sleeping spaces, showers, kitchenette, etc. They manage to pack in all the comforts of a tiny home. Amazing, isn’t it? They’re as easy to drive as a regular van, and can be parked anywhere. Class C vehicles are a bit more luxurious, with a sleeping space above the cab. They may be less impressive than a class A motorhome, but they’re easier on the pocketbook!

For more information (in French) on RVs or where to start shopping, visit the Association des commerçants de véhicules récréatifs du Québec website. 

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