Where to sleep, hotels and accommodation Québec
Canada is one of the best organized countries by October at the latest. Those with permanent accommodation that can be heated with a stove, such as mobile homes, yurts or chalets, have a more extended seasonality.
If you really like camping, privileged. Most of the time, you can buy a bundle of wood at the reception.
Prices vary depending on the location and the “coaches” will favor sites offering a 30 amp power supply - the only one capable of operating the air conditioning in addition to other appliances.
Finally, more and more campsites are renting basic huts, minichalets, camper tents' ou prospector tents) or some bungalows, with or without sanitary facilities. The vogue for unusual accommodations also implies that we sometimes find pods (rounded wooden shelters), treehouses and curiosities like revamped shipping containers. The most comfortable have a kitchenette and an outdoor barbecue.
Be careful, very often, sheets (“bedding” in Quebecois) are not provided.
You can consult the national and provincial parks website, the Quebec campground guide or order a free paper version.
The Canadian AJs are on the whole formidable: warm, sources of good tips on the re $ 40.
Linens and towels are generally provided, or available for hire (approximately $ 3); if not, plan a chouchage bag.
Many YA also offer private rooms, with or without bathroom facilities. And for everyone, equipped kitchen and common areas: sometimes a simple living room, sometimes a wildly lively bar ...
No limit on you to pay around $ 5 more if you are not a member. Some AJs in Quebec, although not members of the Hostelling International network, sometimes grant a discount to card holders, in order to attract customers ...
Otherwise, the card costs around $ 25, is valid for 1 year, and can be purchased in the AJs of the HI network.
- Hostelling International
Lodgings, inns, guest rooms
Rather the equivalent of our guest rooms. In the English-speaking areas of Eastern Canada, we talk about Bed & Breakfast and in French-speaking Canada, we use the pretty and warm Bed and Coffee. This is the opportunity to get to know Quebec "inhabitant" from the inside. TheHome and the Conviviabed compete with theabundance of breakfast (included in the price). This breakfast (called "lunch" in Quebec) is also a real institution.
It is not it is not uncommon for bathrooms to be shared. The private bathroom inevitably raises the bill seriously.
Larger houses often house hostels, on the way between the lodging and the hotel. Often closer to the charming house, they are mostly in the "Chic" category.
In Quebec, the term Gîtes du Passant is a reputable label awarded by the Association of Agritourism and Gourmet Tourism of Quebec, which issues “Terroir & saveurs du Québec” certificates.
There is also another very serious association, that of the Network of classified lodgings.
- Smokers : in almost all lodgings, “smoking” is prohibited.
- Families: even if it is never posted (because it is prohibited), children are not always welcome in all lodges or inns, especially in chic addresses ... The age limit is often in this case set at 12 years minimum.
Hotels and motels
Most hotels: quite nice and more affordable as far as motels are concerned.
In both cases, the bedrooms always have a private bathroom. It is $ 2 per additional person, sometimes more.
Breakfast is also sometimes included, but it's still quite rare. In this case, we are usually talking about a basic continental breakfast: a coffee served in a Styrofoam cup, some bread and some industrial muffins.
If the motels are in you at $ 30 for a car park private exterior!
Rental of apartments or houses
An interesting formula in family (more space, the possibility of having meals on site representing a significant saving), but at 2, not necessarily much cheaper than a hotel. It all depends on demand for the desired period and the standard of accommodation.
See our practical advice for renting an apartment for the holidays.
Exchange of houses or apartments
This involves exchanging your own accommodation (whether you are an owner or a tenant) for that of a member of the same organization in the country of your choice. This formula offers the advantage of spending a vacation in Canada at a lower cost, especially for young couples with children.
Here are 2 proven agencies (plan ahead for the summer):
- Homeling International
All the practical information on exchanging apartments.