Camping in Quebec

Leave No Trace code of conduct


What is Leave No Trace camping? Mainly it means leaving the environment where you camp and where you travel in the condition you found it. Why? So that it can maintain itself naturally, with no harmful intrusions, protected from the pollution and destruction caused by humans. And, at the same time, so that other campers can enjoy this unspoiled nature.

In harmony with nature

The Leave No Trace program is intended for campers in tents, hikers, canoeists, kayakers and mountain climbers. While it is difficult for RVers to comply with all the principles of the program, they can still take inspiration from it and adopt an attitude as respectful of the environment as possible. After all, nature is what all campers are seeking!

Seven principles

The Leave No Trace program, explained here, has seven basic principles:

  •  Plan ahead and prepare.
  • Travel and camp on durable surfaces.
  • Dispose of waste properly.
  • Leave what you find.
  • Minimize campfire impacts.
  • Respect wildlife.
  • Be considerate of other visitors.

 As you can see, these principles form the basics of any camper’s code of ethics. That’s why Camping Québec invites you to learn about and apply the program. Your fellow campers and, above all, the environment will benefit!

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