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The international domain of Rouville: a campsite that has become a holiday village

Domaine International de Rouville

On the Rue des Hummingbirds, as on the other streets lined with RVs or trailers transformed into chalets, children ride their bikes freely. Small families and seniors drive around in golf carts.

With more than 1,700 campsites, the majority of which are seasonal, the site has become over the decades a small village, crossed by 25 kilometers of streets overlooked by mature trees.

The word village is not too strong, the site having its own water treatment system, a market, a leisure service, sports fields and even a performance hall. That's without counting its outdoor wifi network, one of the most extensive in Quebec, if not the largest.

We enjoy the summer

At the heart of the estate are two artificial lakes, fed by a stream from Lake Hertel to Mont Saint-Hilaire. Bordered by a beach, the largest is popular for swimming, paddle boarding or pedal boat rides.

On the other lake, we have fun on a floating course. Right next door there is a beautiful swimming pool and water games.


At the west end of the area, near the largest lake, a section is reserved for traveling campers. There, as elsewhere where seasonal campers live, large trees provide a lot of shade.

To think that originally, more than 60 years ago, the campsite was barely wooded, the sector being agricultural.

New this summer: the rental of mini container chalets. Everything is there, even the air conditioning.


The area is open to visitors for a day at the beach or a paddle board tour. There is also fun at the small aquapark.

In the surrounding area, the atmosphere is sometimes relaxed and sometimes festive. Here and there, we hear salsa tunes. Even for one day, you feel a pleasant holiday atmosphere.

The International Domain of Rouville

  • Admission for one day: $16.50 (13 years and over), $12 (6 to 12 years)
  • Floating course: $20
  • Campsites (tents, trailers, RV): from $45 per night
  • Coolbox mini-chalets: from $189 to $269 per night
  • Rental: paddle board, kayak, pedal boat, electric bike, golf cart
  • Sports and recreation: swimming, volleyball, disc golf, golf and more
  • Shows: humor and country music www.domainederouville.com


► Alain Demers is the author of the book Rediscover Quebec: 101 destinations, published by the newspaper.

Source: https://www.journaldemontreal.com/2023/07/08/le-domaine-international-de-rouville-un-camping-devenu-un-village-vacances