Sept-Îles, an Oasis of Fresh Air
Destinations to explore, May 15, 2017 2017-05-15
Camping in Sept-Îles
Camping in Sept-Îles
Just like the region of Côte-Nord where it is located, Sept-Îles stands out as a place of nature beyond measure. A dynamic, inviting destination, it is known for wide-open spaces, a constantly expanding array of activities and a sea-salted breeze. Discover why surfers, campers and adventure-seekers choose Sept-Îles as their preferred vacation spot.

A surfing and kitesurfing paradise!

Did you know that the beaches and the sea around Sept-Îles are just as great for surfing and kitesurfing as the world-renowned destinations of California or Hawaii? What’s more, it’s a place where you can go snowkiting in the winter! These sports are growing in popularity and attracting tourists from around the world. The incredible waves and sandy bottom of the sea make it a safe option for beginners as well as seasoned surfers. Take a breath of sea-salted air and get ready to tackle the sea – you might even impress the locals!


RVs and rustic camping

Campers, you’re sure to love the campgrounds in Sept-Îles. Behind the tourism office, there are 18 campsites overlooking the bay that accommodate recreational vehicles. Campers can head to the beach to practise water sports. Adventurous travellers will love rustic camping on Grande Basque Island. The island is only accessible by boat and has 18 campsites; campers can rent equipment or enjoy the fully equipped tent.

Have a safe, eco-friendly vacation

Two tourist sites in Sept-Îles known for their adventure tourism activities have recently been granted the Aventure Écotourisme Québec seal, certifying that they adhere to high quality and safety standards. So if you’re headed to Grande Basque Island or Centre de plein-air du Lac des Rapides, you can rest assured the activities you take part in are safe and respect the environment.  


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