QUÉBEC CITY, Dec. 5, 2014 /CNW Telbec/ - Some things never change from one year to the next; for example, starting in the month of December, the Société des établissements de plein air du Québec always launches its bookings for Ready-to-Camp stays. For the summer and fall of 2015, avid fans of the "all-inclusive" camping formula will be able to book their stay on December 9 by choosing from among the various Huttopia tents to be found in national parks and the Hékipia tents found in wildlife reserves and tourist resorts. Please note that trailer tents can be booked starting on that date as well.
What does this "all-inclusive" formula actually include?
What is a Ready-to-Camp "all-inclusive" formula? First of all, it should be noted that Sépaq does not go so far as to prepare meals for campers, but it does provide everything needed for their preparation. Nor does Sépaq provide bedding, but comfortable sleeping areas can be found in the tents, and there is a common area for eating indoors when the weather is a tad inclement. "All-inclusive" in fact refers to all the gear that people normally have to lug when they go camping. For their Ready-to-Camp excursion, campers need to bring along their sleeping bag, their clothing, their food, and nothing else.
Who is interested in the Ready-to-Camp experience?
From the very start, Ready-to-Camp options interested people who wanted an introduction to camping, but also interested regular campers who, from time to time, wanted to leave with a light heart, and a light vehicle as well. More specifically, Huttopia tents, found only in national parks, attract families, as well as couples and groups of friends who wish to have a unique, camping-style experience at the heart of exceptional protected areas. The good news is that Parc national des Hautes-Gorges-de-la-Rivière-Malbaie will reopen in the summer of 2015, so it's possible to reserve a Huttopia tent in the Du Cran or Du Pin-Blanc sector as of December 9. As for Hékipia tents, they delight campers who particularly love to find themselves fishing in a wildlife reserve or swimming and enjoying other summer pleasures in a tourist resort.
Sépaq's Ready-to-Camp experience includes more than just accommodation: nature lovers will also be able to take advantage of various outdoor activities available at every network facility (hiking, water sports, via ferrata, etc.). Some of these activities are free; others are not. It should be noted that an entry fee is applicable in national parks and that having an annual card is a great way to visit these exceptional areas on a regular basis.
How to book?
Whether the choice is a Huttopia tent, a Hékipia tent or a trailer tent, it is possible to make an on-line booking simply and quickly at sepaq.com or by dialling 1-800-665-6527. Bookings start at 9 a.m. on December 9, and campers will have the best possible chance to take full advantage of the outing of their choice if they book as early as possible.
Image with caption: "Parc national de la Jacques-Cartier. (CNW Group/Société des établissements de plein air du Québec)". Image available at: http://photos.newswire.ca/images/download/20141205_C7848_PHOTO_EN_9068.jpg
SOURCE: Société des établissements de plein air du Québec
For further information: Lucie Boulianne, Communications Manager, Sépaq, 418-686-4875, [email protected]