A cross between a tent and a rustic cabin, Parks Canada oTENTik tents offer a unique blend of homey comfort and a taste of outdoor adventure. It’s an ideal way for families, friends and couples to discover the joys of camping without all the muss and fuss.

- 13 4-season units are available at the Rivière à la Pêche campground*.
(Accessible from December 22, 2017 to April 1st, 2018, then from December 8, 2018. Click here for details.
- 12 3-season units are available at the Mistagance campground.

* The F-7 site of the Rivière à la Pêche campground has universal access.

Fees and schedule
Reservations
Tent equipment and facilities
Equipment to bring
Additional information
A few rules concerning Parks Canada oTENTik

oTENTik Camping Experience at La Mauricie National Park

Transcript

(Start of video showing Parks Canada identifiers. Start of continuous music.

Fast-moving images of clouds over the Le Passage lookout. Down below, Wapizagonke Lake spreads out to the far horizon. The title of the video – “oTENTik camping experience at La Mauricie National Park ” – fades in and fades out.

A pan to the right, showing Wapizagonke Lake, with canoes seen off at a distance. The subtitle “Discover a unique camping experience…” fades in and fades out.

A couple carrying a cooler walk under the arch at the entrance of the camping loop where the oTENTik tents are located. The sub-title “with oTENTik” fades in and fades out.

The couple arrive in front of the oTENTik tent and walk up the front steps holding on to their cooler. They step inside, where the beds and tent accessories can be seen. The sub-title “A cross between a tent and a rustic cabin” fades in and fades out.

Outside the tent, the couple sit down at the picnic table that has been laid for their meal.

Then the couple walk along a boardwalk next to one of the park’s lakes. The sub-title “Discover the joys of camping in all its simplicity” fades in and fades out.

The couple consult a panel displaying a map of the trail they are about to set out on. Then they are seen from behind, standing in a lake and taking in the beauty of the landscape around them.

A view out over the tip of a canoe, followed by a shot of the young man who is paddling from the rear. From aboard the canoe, there is a shot of a beach on which several families have come to swim and have fun.

Two young boys splash around in a waterfall. The next shot shows a group of scouts seated around a fire ring.

Three cyclists are riding along the Parkway. Then there is a shot of a cyclist peddling along at a good speed with his shirt fluttering in the wind.

Once again, there is a shot of the arch at the entrance to the site of the oTENTik tents, but this time it’s in winter. The sub-title “No matter what the season…” fades in and fades out while a family of two adults and two children walk under the arch. Both parents are pulling a sleigh loaded with their camping equipment.

The family arrives in front of the oTENTik tent in winter. The two children run to the steps eager to get inside while the parents follow behind with their sleighs.

The family is seated around the table inside the tent and are eating a meal. The mother slices a cucumber and gives the slices to her two young daughters, who are giggling.

The two young girls are sitting on their beds and playing. The sub-title “Enjoy adventure in the great outdoors through ‘ready-to-camp’ accommodations” fades in and fades out.

One of the girls is sitting at a table and playing a game while the father and the other girl are warming themselves in front of the wood stove.

In the foreground of the next scene, snowshoes are stuck upright in the snow. In the background, the family can be seen exiting the tent. Then they are seen snowshoeing along a trail single file, with the children in front and the parents at the rear.

Then the family is back at their oTENTik tent, seated around the outdoor picnic table. The mother is preparing the meal on a cook stove while the father and the children are talking. The mother serves up a hot drink to her children, who eagerly begin drinking it.

An adult couple out snowshoeing stops on a lake near an ice-covered cliff and admire the beauty of the surroundings. The next shot shows a couple of cross-country skiers descending a short slope over a groomed trail running alongside a flowing stream.

A group of people sitting on the deck outside the Rivière-à-la-Pêche Service Centre enjoy a bit of relaxation.

Fast-moving images of a sunset viewed from the Le Passage lookout. The sub-title “oTENTik Rivière-à-la-Pêche Open year round 1-877-RESERVE http://reservation.parkscanada.gc.ca” fades in and fades out as the sun sinks over the horizon.

Official Parks Canada credits. End of music.)

Fees and schedule

  • $120 per night (taxes included)
  • The 13 4-seasons units at Rivière à la Pêche campground are open year-round
    (Exceptionally accessible starting December 8, 2018. Click here for details.)
     
  • The 12 3-season units at Mistagance campground are open from May 17 to October 8 2018.

Reservation

Reservations for a stay in Parks Canada oTENTik tent can be made via the Parks Canada Reservation Service under the heading: “Parks Canada Accommodation”. This Website has all the information you need regarding terms of use as well as details concerning the refund policy.

Length of stay:

For weekends between May 25 and September 30, a minimum stay of 2 nights is required, which must include Friday and Saturday.

For May 19-20-21 and August 1-September 1-2 weekends, a minimum stay of 3 nights is required.

Website: www.reservation.pc.gc.ca
Telephone: 1-877-737-3783 (1-877-RESERVE) from 8 a.m. to 6 p.m.
Telephone (Outside of North America): 1-519-826-5391
TTY: 1-866-787-6221
Things you should know about Parks Canada oTENTik (PDF, 136 kb)

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Tent equipment and facilities

For complete inventory, see printable version. (PDF, 73 Kb)

The ready-to-camp formula allows users to experience nature and the great outdoors in total comfort. Parks Canada oTENTik are equipped with a view to facilitating and simplifying the camping experience.

Inside the tent:

  • 1 table, 4 chairs and a bench
  • 1-54 inch mattress
  • 3 side by side 39 inch mattresses
  • 1 lantern with rechargeable batteries
  • 1 broom and 1 dustpan
  • 1 wood stove
  • Solar lighting
  • Coffee maker 
  • All items necessary for the preparation and service of meals
  • Dish washer and dishcloth

On the site:

  • A parking space for a maximum of 2 vehicles
  • A barbecue under a shelter (with tools and propane included)
  • A fire grate for campfires
  • A picnic table
  • 4 chairs

Nearby:

  • A common service building (showers and toilets)
  • An amphitheatre
  • Water supply points
  • A yard for the purchase of firewood

Equipment to bring

Campers must see to bringing whatever other supplies and equipment are required for their entire length of stay. The following is a non-exhaustive list of things to bring:

  • Sleeping bag, blankets and pillows
  • Food, drink and container for water
  • Clothing
  • Cooler
  • Flashlight
  • Matches or lighter
  • Insect repellent
  • Dishcloth and rag
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Additional information

oTENTik tents at Rivière à la Pêche campground (Accessible starting December 8 2018. Click here for details.):

The oTENTik tents at Rivière à la Pêche campground include the following services:

  • A common kitchen shelter (microwave ovens, tabletop hotplate)
  • Cellular network reception (for some cell phones)

Particular winter features:

In winter, the parking lot is located at the entrance of loop F, where sleds are available for the transportation of your personal items.

The tents are equipped with enough firewood for the duration of your stay.

Wood for the outdoor fireplaces can be purchased at the Rivière à la Pêche Service Centre.

The sector surrounding the Rivière à la Pêche campground offers campers activities to choose from. Park employees will be delighted to advise you on your choice of activities.

A few minutes away from your campsite:

  • Hiking
  • Cycling
  • Activities with naturalists

During the winter:

  • Cross-country skiing (classic and skate skiing)
  • Snowshoeing
  • Nordic walking

A few minutes away by car during the summer:

  • Picnic area
  • Swimming
  • Canoeing
  • Kayaking
  • Canteen-Food service
  • Boat rental
oTENTik tents at Mistagance campground:

The sector surrounding the Mistagance campground offers campers activities to choose from. Park employees will be delighted to advise you on your choice of activities.

A few minutes away from your campsite:

• Activities with naturalists

A few minutes away from the campground:

• Picnic area
• Swimming
• Canoeing
• Kayaking
• Canteen-Food service
• Boat rental

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A few rules regarding the Parks Canada oTENTik

In addition to the national park’s general rules, Parks Canada oTENTik users must follow a few additional rules:

-It is forbidden to smoke and cook food inside the tent.

-Coolers must be stored inside vehicles in order to avoid any conflicts with wild animals.

-Pets are forbidden inside of Parks Canada oTENTik.

-The holder of an activity permit and the members of his/her group must comply with the activities, duration and places specified on the permit as well as with park regulations. In addition, they must have this permit on them when travelling throughout the park.

-The use of campsites is restricted to no more than:
-5 people, including a maximum of 4 adults;
-2 license plate-bearing vehicles (no recreational vehicles);
-1 kitchen shelter (no tent).

-Your vehicle must be confined to the gravel-covered area in order not to harm plant life.

-The following schedule must be complied with:
-check-in time: between 3 p.m. and 9:30 p.m.;
-check-out time: by 11 a.m.;
-non-campers must leave by 10 p.m.;
-quiet time (curfew) is from 11 p.m. to 7 a.m.

-Subject to fine and/or expulsion, it is forbidden to:
-behave in a way that disturbs others (partying, etc.);
-keep one’s site in a condition deemed unsatisfactory by the park superintendant.

-The use of generators is forbidden between 10 p.m. and 9 a.m. Excess use of generators is not allowed at other times.

-Only the use of personal headphones is allowed for listening to music in the park.

-It is forbidden to light or maintain a fire anywhere except in fireplaces. It is forbidden to use dead wood or wood taken from the forest to light or maintain a fire.