To counter the bad weather, I decided to post this article about a camping trip we made last year at the Parc régional du Poisson blanc.
I discovered this place on Facebook and I knew right away that we needed to go. I mean, you can basically rent an island for a weekend and be all alone there. The dream! The reservations were opening on April 1st at midnight. On March 31st at 11:59pm we were ready, waiting to book our island. Midnight came and the website crashed… Too many people were as ready as we were. Finally, at 1:30am we were able to book our island! 😀
The next morning I got a call saying there was a mistake with our reservation. Someone had actually reserved the same island, on the same day just minutes before. So we lost our island. 😦 Their customer service being awesome, we actually got a discount to book another island. And so the process starts again. There weren’t many islands left but we found one with a sandy beach that was available mid-September. Why not?
Mid-September arrives. We take out our camping gear, pack the car and we leave. Well, believe it or not, it just so happened to be one of the best weekends of the summer. The sun was out all day every day.
The island we picked is called La Plage d’or (#60) and is located 14 km from the park entrance. To get there we rented a canoe at the park. We packed all of our things in the canoe, let Enzo settle a ltitle and off we were! Each island has a number, which helped us figure out where we were going. There are also some islands on which you can’t sleep. They are like little rest areas. You can eat, swim, enjoy the sunshine, but then you have to get to your island to sleep. After a few hours on the lake, we finally reached our island.
Wood, water and ice deliveries are made every day by boat. There are also a few hiking trails. We tried the trail C, Le point de vue de l’île en U. It’s a pretty short hike but the view is great. We could even see our island!
If you’re looking for a camping spot this simmer, Parc régional du Poisson blanc is the place to go!
Pssst. You can even rent a tent if you don’t have one.
- Tourist region: Laurentians
- Dogs on leash are allowed
- About 3h from Montreal
37, chemin de la truite
Notre-Dame-du-Laus, J0X 2M0
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Audrée and Enzo xx