Ready-to-camp with Huttopia Tents
Looking for a weekend away from the hustle and bustle of the city? Discover the Huttopia ready-to-camp concept on Île Grosbois, just a few kilometres from Montréal.
Green space for campers
Directly in the middle of the beautiful St. Lawrence River, 5 little islands form the Parc national des Îles-de-Boucherville, a spot teeming with natural and cultural riches. The recently opened Île Grosbois campground offers 25 Huttopia tents complete with creature comforts in a quiet waterfront area. It’s a natural paradise!
Comfortable camping in Huttopia tents
With its “Canada-cabin” look, this glamping option can keep up to six people (four adults) comfortable in a unique park setting where water and land meet. Each furnished tent comes with a 4m X 7m wooden platform, canvas walls and roof, two rooms separated by a canvas curtain as well as indoor and outdoor common spaces (with an awning to keep you covered). There are two queen beds, lamps, an electric or propane hotplate, small fridge and basic kitchen accessories. You can enjoy meals around your tent’s picnic table or sitting in the four patio chairs, then roast marshmallows around the fire pit.
This modern-meets-rustic abode is adapted to the natural environment and Québec climate, with a rigid door, mosquito screens and a heating unit. It’s a great way to discover this magnificent national park, which offers something for first-time campers as well as seasoned outdoor enthusiasts.
A fun-filled getaway
Activities on the site are plentiful and free for everyone under 18. History buffs will love the recreated camp of the St. Lawrence Iroquoians, who lived on these islands for nearly 2,000 years. Nature lovers will enjoy exploring Grosbois marsh in a rabaska (a canoe that seats 12 or 20) and getting a better appreciation for this spectacular site. Of course, you can also rent canoes, rowboats, single or double sea kayaks and bikes. Or join a beach volleyball game or try your hand at fishing.
How to get there
By public transit or car. The campsite, however, can only be accessed by bike, foot or small boat. It’s three kilometres from the parking lot but there are small trailers available free of charge to pull your gear.
To reserve a spot or for more information about access, opening hours, location and rates, visit the website.
Laure Juilliard, blogger
Laure is a writer, community manager and the founder of the blog Une Parisienne à Montréal. She’s also an epicurean globetrotter who’s always on the hunt for innovative concepts and must-try restaurants. In 2016, she co-founded Slow Journeys, a webzine that focuses on ecotourism and design.