Reservable accommodation information

Mingan Archipelago National Park Reserve

  • General oTENTik information

    Operating season (nights):
    • June 1 – September 29, 2023*
    • * Outside this period, contact the administrative offices of Mingan Archipelago National Park Reserve at 418-538-3285 to check availability.
    Reservable period (nights):
    • June 12 – September 10, 2023
    Reservable percentage:
    • 100% reservable
    Kiosk (Visitor Centre) hours:
    • Havre-Saint-Pierre information centre: 7:30 am to 7:30 pm (during peak season).
    • Longue-Pointe-de-Mingan information centre: 8:30 am to 5:30 pm (during peak season).
    After hours registration:
    • No registration after regular hours.
    Check in time:
    • Access to the oTENTik is at any time after 3 pm.
    • *** Make sure to check the boat operators’ departure time (taxi boat services). You must register at least an hour before your boat departure time.
    • Guests must register at the Havre-Saint-Pierre information centre.
    Check out time:
    • You must leave the campsite before 11 am. The boat might leave the island later in the day.
    Quiet hours:
    • 11 pm to 7 am.
    Minimum length of stay:
    • 1 night
    Maximum length of stay:
    • Unlimited.
    Maximum persons per accommodation:
    • 6 people
    Maximum vehicles per accommodation:
    • No vehicle access. Boat access only.
    Extra camping units allowed beside the accommodation:
    • No additional camping units allowed.
    Cooking / Food preparation:
    • No cooking or food preparation allowed inside the oTENTik.
    Electricity available:
    • USB port available for charging small electronics (cell phones, etc.).
    Fire policy:
    • Fires are allowed outside the oTENTik using the fire pit provided.
    • Firewood is provided with a mandatory fire permit. A supply of firewood is located near the oTENTiks. Please do not move firewood to or from national parks.
    Alcohol policy:
    • No alcohol policy.
    Pet policy:
    • Pets are not allowed in the oTENTiks or on the islands.
    Internet/Wi-Fi access:
    • There is no internet access on the islands. Wi-Fi is available at the park information centres.
    • Cellular coverage is limited and depends on service provider. Make sure to have access to an effective means of communication.

    oTENTik locations:

    Roofed accommodation description:

  • The oTENTik is a spacious blend of a tent and an A-frame cabin equipped with beds and furniture on a raised floor.
  • Interior:

    • One table
    • Four chairs and a bench
    • One double bed and four single beds with mattresses
    • Storage unit
    • Broom and dustpan and mop
    • Dishpans and kettle
    • Fire extinguisher
    • Smoke detector and carbon monoxide detector


    • Propane barbecue with brush and cooking utensils (propane included)
    • Storage unit
    • Two camping chairs
    • Fireplace
    • Picnic table

    What to bring:

    • Sleeping bags
    • Blankets and pillows
    • Flashlights
    • Cooking and food preparation supplies (or rent an oTENTik kit)
    • Bring an adequate supply of food and potable water for two additional days (2 liters/person/day)
    • Bring warm and weatherproof clothing as well as a small axe and matches (or a lighter).
  • Fees

    For information regarding camping fees for Mingan Archipelago National Park Reserve, please see our Fees page.

  • If there is no vacancy for your dates:

    We recommend you visit one of our information centres upon your arrival to check for cancellations. Camping facilities are available on other islands in the park and in various locations in the local area.

  • Require additional information?

    Reservation service:

    General park information:

    For information and reservations for group camping:

    Terms and definitions

    Guests select the specific campsite or accommodation when they make their reservation. All front-country camping reservations made through the Parks Canada Reservation Service (PCRS) are site-specific reservations.
    Operating Season (Nights)
    The "Operating Season" is the nights that the campground is open. Sometimes the campgrounds are open for longer than the period for which they accept reservations. Any dates of the "Operating Season" outside of the "Reservable Period" are dates that the campground operates on a first come, first served basis only.
    Reservable Period (Nights)
    The "Reservable Period" is the nights for which you can make a camping or accommodation reservation. Note that many campgrounds may be open longer than this period, and operate outside of these dates on a first-come, first-served basis.
    The administration/entrance booth of a particular campground, this is where you "check-in" and register your arrival.
    Car, truck, motorcycle, truck-camper, motorhome, or recreational vehicle. A motor home pulling another vehicle may count as two vehicles.
    Camping Unit
    Tent, tent-trailer, truck-camper, trailer, 5th wheel, motorhome or recreational vehicle.
    Serviced Site

    Refers to a campsite offering either electrical, water, and/or sewer hook-ups or any combination of these services directly on the campsite. Fully-serviced sites offer electrical, potable water, and sewer hook-ups. "Unserviced" sites do not offer any of these hook-ups.

    The terms "serviced" and "unserviced" refer to the individual campsites; they do not refer to the washroom facilities or other amenities available at the campground.

    Drive-through Site
    Campsite where the driver does not have to reverse their vehicle to exit (there is a separate entrance and exit to the individual campsite). Ideal for larger vehicles and trailers.
    Walk-in Site
    Campsite which requires some degree of walking to access the site, and therefore requires a tent. Vehicle will be parked a short distance away.
    Overflow Site
    Overflow campsites vary from park to park, and may range from a paved area to park a camping unit (not generally suitable for tents) to a more traditional, grassy site. They are unserviced and are not reservable.
    Accessible Site
    A campsite which is accessible to guests with limited mobility.

    A designated structure for campfires located on a campsite. Check availability, as not all campsites offer a fire pit. In some parks, a fire permit is required to have a fire.

    In some parks, only communal firepits are available, and access is shared with other guests.

    Fire permit
    In some campgrounds, guests will require a valid fire permit to have a campfire. A fire permit may include firewood. Please refer to the ‘Fire policy’ section of the QRT for individual campground policies.
    In some campgrounds firewood is sold by the bundle, whereas in others a fire permit may give the holder access to the campground wood pile. Please refer to the ‘Fire policy’ section of the QRT for individual campground policies.
    First-come, First-served Site
    Campsites that are available on a first come, first served basis only. These sites are only available to guests who are physically located at the campground. These sites cannot be registered over the telephone or on-line. These campsites may be available for only 1 night or for multiple nights depending on availability.
    Shoulder Season
    Shoulder season refers to the season before and after the peak season. While many campgrounds remain open outside of their peak season, the services offered during this period may be limited (please check with the park for more details).
    Entrance Pass
    A valid National Park Entrance Pass is required for all visitors to National Parks that have entry fees.
    Daily Entrance Pass
    A daily entrance pass permits visitor’s unlimited entry to the specified park on a per day basis for the period of time indicated.
    Annual/Seasonal Entrance Pass
    An annual or seasonal entrance pass permits visitor’s unlimited entry to the specified park for the period of time indicated.
    Parks Canada Discovery Pass
    The Parks Canada Discovery Pass permits visitors unlimited entry to the participating Parks Canada national parks and national historic sites across Canada, for a period of 12 months.

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