The Fédération québécoise de camping et de caravaning (FQCC) and the Association des terrains de camping du Québec (Camping Québec) decided to join forces in 1990 to produce a single free guide to campgrounds in the province. This led to the founding of the Conseil de développement du camping au Québec (CDCQ), a non-profit organization devoted mainly to promoting the camping industry.
The main services offered by the CDCQ are:
Over the years, the CDCQ has managed three different campground classification programs, as they were adapted to the evolving camping industry and the changing needs of campers and operators.
The current classification
program was introduced in summer 2003. At that time Tourisme
Québec gave the CDCQ the
official mandate to classify camping establishments in Quebec.
years, a trained classifier visits each establishment. The results
are published in the Quebec Campground Guide and in this website.
The annual Quebec Camping Guide, with a print run of 200,000 copies, lists 875 classified campgrounds and provides a huge variety of details on the different camping establishments.
Using a large selection of pictograms, the Guide describes activities, services, discounts, classification results, access routes and lots more for each campground. It’s an indispensable tool that helps users make informed choices when looking for their next destination, and an essential reference for camping in Quebec.
Guide is distributed free of charge, starting in March, at RV Shows in Montreal and Quebec and Hunting, Fishing and Camping Show in Trois-Rivières and Shebrooke, through the Tourisme Québec network,
and at campgrounds. It is also available from our order page.
The CDCQ was asked by Vélo Québec to evaluate all the campgrounds certified Bienvenue Cyclistes!
The Bienvenue Cyclistes! certification allows cyclists to learn about campgrounds adapted to their needs (eg : Offers camping spaces for visitors with or without reservations as long as they are travelling exclusively by bicycle, a sheltered location where touring cyclist can eat during bad weather, etc.). To know more information about all the services, visit Bienvenue Cyclistes! website.
The CDCQ was asked by KEROUL to evaluate access to campground for people with restricted physical ability.
The KEROUL certification helps these individual know the level of accessibility of the campground (Eg : Whether the campground is totally or partially adapted). To know more information about all the services, visit KÉROUL website.