I took a walk in Old Montreal a few days ago along the water but on the other side of the canal. I crossed the little path between Bota Bota and Marché des éclusiers to the other side of the water and walked right under Silo No 5 to get to the recently opened oTENTick camping ground by Parks Canada. Minutes away from the bustle of one of the busiest neighbourhoods in Montreal, is a peaceful oasis of camping bliss. The handful of handsome tents are scattered on a patch of grass right along the water. With their backs to the silo and some tall trees and their fronts facing one of the best views of Old Montreal and the downtown core, this is what constitutes my idea of camping without having to deal too much with Mother Nature and all its creepy crawlies (can you tell I’m not a fan of camping?). The comfortable tents are equipped with one double mattress and 4 single beds which can all be separated y curtains. There’s also a table and chairs, plates and cutlery, cooking equipment (including a coffee percolator) and some outdoor furniture. There are common bathrooms and showers as well as a common kitchen area with barbecues. The tents don’t have electricity or running water but have enough power to charge your electronics. You can rent bedding and buy ice on site.
These tents are as comfortable as can be when it comes to camping and imagine waking up to that view every morning! You can then decide to make yourself some breakfast or take a stroll to one of Old Montreal’s restaurants for a bite. Go to Bota Bota for a massage and a dip in their pool or bike along the canal. It really is the perfect spot for may activities, whether you prefer museums and restaurants or more outdoor
The oTENTik camp is open until September 16, 2018. Each tent can accommodate up to 2 adults and 4 kids and is $120 a night. Reserve by calling here 514 295 0701 everyday, between 10 a.m. and 6 p.m.
This post is not sponsored, I just really like the grounds and the idea of camping in the heart of the city.