What could be more fun than spending a night outdoors in a tent, and
waking up to the sound of birds singing? To try camping in Montreal or out of
town, here are a few options:

Parks
Canada will organise learn to camp overnight events along the Lachine Canal
on the following dates: July 6-7, August 3-4 and August 17-18. They provide a
tent, camping mat, activities etc.: https://www.pc.gc.ca/en/serapprocher-connect/ltc-dlc/nuit-night

Parcours Gouin is organising a learn to camp overnight along the Rivière
des Prairies in the north of Montreal on August 10th for only $5
per person, including a spot in a tent, camping mat, activities, and breakfast:
https://www.eventbrite.ca/e/billets-nuitee-sur-les-berges-de-la-riviere-des-prairies-60951888740

The Intercultural Outdoor Recreation Program is
organising an introduction to
canoe-camping weekend July 19-21. Learn to canoe and camp away from
civilization, far from electricity and cell phones! You don’t need any
experience, gear or car to participate. This is an activity aimed at adults
(kids ages 12 and up accompanied by a parent are welcome): https://www.pleinairinterculturel.com/en/activities/upcoming-activities/initiation-au-canot-camping-19-21-juillet/

Near
Montreal, here is where you can camp: 
At the Lachine Canal, Parks Canada’s Otentik
permanent tents: https://www.pc.gc.ca/en/lhn-nhs/qc/canallachine/activ/hebergement-otentik-accommodations
Récréoparc (South Shore) – http://recreoparc.org/les-secteurs/camping-urbain/
Parc
national des îles de Boucherville (islands in the St. Lawrence) : https://www.sepaq.com/pq/bou/index.dot Parc
national d’Oka : https://www.sepaq.com/pq/oka/ A
little further – La Mauricie National Park: https://www.pc.gc.ca/en/pn-np/qc/mauricie  Much further – Réserve faunique la
Vérendrye : https://www.sepaq.com/rf/lvy/
You can rent camping gear and canoes onsite, and can even get there by bus from
Montreal (5 hours). See http://www.canot-camping.ca/visit-us.html  And they also
organise learn to canoe-camp weekends.

To rent camping gear:  

Mountain Equipment Co-op: https://www.mec.ca/en/explore/gear-rentals
 McGill Outdoors Club: http://www.mcgilloutdoorsclub.ca/services/gear

Have an amazing summer!

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