5 eco-friendly accommodations where you can recharge your batteries in Quebec
Cabins, yurts, bubbles suspended in the air… Accommodations in the great outdoors are not lacking in diversity in Quebec, but are they really green? Here are five that stand out for their eco-responsible approach.
The perched cabins of Kabania – Lanaudière
On the outskirts of the Ouareau Forest Regional Park, Kabania has pushed its ecotourism approach as far as possible. Everything is thought out to encourage you to have the right reflexes and to ensure that your environmental impact is as low as possible. From locally sourced building materials to eco-friendly household products and zero-waste coffee filters, every detail has been thought through. The cabins are no less comfortable and they make us want to adopt new habits.
Photos: Courtesy, Kabania
Price: $85 to $200 a night
Good to know: a shop space allows you to get zero waste accessories.
While you're there, take advantage of:hiking, tubing on the river, beach volleyball, board games. At the Ouareau Forest: canyoning, climbing, canoeing, kayaking. In Saint-Donat-de-Montcalm: the Broue Malt microbrewery, the Resto d'Antan.
Inn or chalet on the hare island – Bas-Saint-Laurent
Somewhere in the middle of the St. Lawrence is Hare Island. To get there, take the boat from Rivière-du-Loup. And on this island, there is an inn and several chalets powered by solar energy where you can spend a few nights cut off from the world. The Société Duvetnor, which manages the island and limits access to it, scrupulously ensures that its environment is preserved, in particular through responsible management of energy, water and waste.
Photos: Courtesy, Duvetnor
Price: from $600/night
Good to know: for small budgets, it is also possible to camp on the island ($40 a night).
While you are there, take advantage of:hiking, guided tours, wildlife observation (seals, minke whales, birds and hares, of course). In Rivière-du-Loup: the Fous Brassant microbrewery, the L'Innocent café.
The Zooboxes of Le Vertendre – Townships -of-the-East
Go live in the woods in perfect autonomy, but without depriving yourself of modern comforts, this is the promise made by the Zooboxes of the company Le Vertendre. Located in an idyllic setting, on the southwest side of Parc national du Mont-Orford, in Eastman, these cubic cabins are 100% self-sufficient in energy thanks to solar panels, wood heating, rainwater for the outdoor shower, and even a bicycle that can power the TV, among other things! There is also a climbing wall and a tub on wheels that can be moved outside in the summer.
Photos: Courtesy, Le Vertendre
Price: from $320
Good to know: he must book a minimum of two nights.
While there, enjoy: biking, hiking, canoeing, kayaking, fishing, paddle boarding. In Eastman: the artisanal bakery Dora, the restaurant Les Trois Grâces, the tree-top tree Haut Bois Normand.
ÈST Eco-cabins – Gaspésie
Located very close to Carleton-sur-Mer, the Gaspé spa resort ÈST offers an experience of glampingenvironmentally friendly. You have the choice between the Thuya nestled in the heart of the forest or the Ublo located on the edge of the cliff with a view of Baie-des-Chaleurs. Each Eco-cabin has been designed to fit perfectly into the landscape, and the company has undertaken to replant twice as many trees cut during the installation of the cabins. On site, the teams travel exclusively by electric car, to the delight of our ears and the environment.
Photos: Courtesy of EST
Price:from $159 per night
Good to know: the spa facilities are available in an exclusive formula for 2 to 6 people for a duration of 3 hours. < /p>
While you're here, enjoy: spa, Brûlerie du Quai and Naufrageur microbrewery in Carleton-sur-Mer.
Poisson Blanc Microrefuges – Laurentians
The Poisson Blanc Regional Park is a paradise for canoe-campers, but if you prefer to have a roof over your head other than the canvas of your tent, that is also possible. The site has four micro-refuges located in the middle of the forest, a few minutes walk from the reception, which all offer private access to the lake. Here, the heating is wood and the lighting is powered by solar panels. To protect the surrounding nature (and users), the Poisson Blanc has implemented a code of ethics. Violations could result in a fine of at least $100. -se-resourcer-au-quebecnbsp-9666c7e.jpg” alt=”5 eco-friendly accommodations where you can recharge your batteries in Quebec ” />
Photos: Courtesy of Poisson Blanc
Price: from $50 to $230 per night
Good to know: bedding is not provided, so remember to bring your sleeping bags!
While you are there, enjoy: hiking, kayaking, canoeing , paddle surfing, rock climbing, fishing. In Notre-Dame-du-Laus: Le Cerpail artisan charcuterie, Daoust et fils bakery.