Camping Industry

Evaluation criteria


The classification program requires that each campground be visited once every three years to validate the services it offers and inspect the quality of its facilities.

Classification: helping campers…displayed outside the establishment.

The information in the Quebec Campground Guide is compiled during this classification process. Of course, classification isn’t about how beautiful the landscape may be or what attractions there are nearby.

There are two separate parts to the program:

  • Quality of facilities and
  • Type of facilities and extra services.

1, 2, 3, 4 or 5 stars. What does it all mean?

The campground classification program takes account of the type and condition of the facilities and the number of complementary services offered by each campground. While it focuses particularly on maintenance, cleanliness and the layout of sites and facilities, the classification also takes account of the diversity of the infrastructure and services provided for campers’ comfort. Laundry facilities, a playground, electrical hookups, a swimming pool, a community hall and Wi-Fi, for instance, can boost a campground’s classification level.

Similarly, the lack of certain basic elements, like drinking water and toilets, can reduce the number of stars.

A one- or two-star classification doesn’t mean that a given campground is not as well maintained as its neighbour with a higher rating, but simply that it may be a smaller campground or a rustic setting with fewer services. It may be just what you’re looking for if that’s what you like.

The classification certificate is in the form of a sign indicating the name of the campground and the classification results. The sign must be permanently displayed outside the establishment.

One can know the number of stars awarded to an establishment through a search on this site.

Definition of classification levels

Definition of the classification levels and distribution of the 924 establishments according to each different level.
0 star Campground partly meeting the rating criteria. 148
1 star Campground partly meeting quality standards. 98
2 stars Campground partly meeting quality standards, offering some services and activities. 176
3 stars Campground with high-quality facilities, offering several extra services and activities. 243
4 stars Campground with very high-quality facilities, offering a range of extra services and activities. 220
5 stars  Campground with excellent quality facilities, offering a wide range of extra services and activities. 22
Rating in progress  Evaluation in progress

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