FAQ

Frequently asked questions (FAQs)

This section provides answers to frequently asked questions (FAQs) about Essipit vacations.

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  • What is the difference between the Tipi and Tadoussac campgrounds?

    Tipi Campground
    This 50-site campground is located in the Aboriginal community called Essipit, near Escoumins. Hiking paths lead down to the shore where you can watch whales in the river coming up to breathe.

    Tadoussac Campground
    This much larger, 200-site campground is located at Tadoussac and has a spectacular view over the Saguenay fjord.

  • Can we see the river?

    Tipi Campground
    To see the river, you will need to hike down one of the trails from the campground to the shore of the river. From there, you watch the whales and see boats navigating up and down the river.

    Tadoussac Campground
    This campground has a magnificent view of the Saguenay fjord and the St. Lawrence River.

  • Are the campsites separated by trees?

    Tipi Campground
    No.

    Tadoussac Campground
    Yes.

  • Are dogs allowed?

    Yes, dogs are allowed at both campgrounds (Tipi and Tadoussac. However, they must be kept on a leash and always under your supervision.

    No, for the ready-to-camp section of the Tadoussac Campground and Tipi).

  • Will we be able to hear the sound of cars on Highway 138?

    Tipi Campground
    No.

    Tadoussac Campground
    Very little, depending on your campsite.

  • Is there a swimming pool?

    Tipi Campground
    Yes, near the Essipit community. For a small fee, campers can use it during pool hours.

    Tadoussac Campground
    No.

  • Do the campgrounds have wireless Internet (Wi-Fi)?

    Tipi Campground
    The signal is best near at sanitary building.

    Tadoussac Campground
    Ask the staff at the reception desk for the password. For the best signal, stay close to the reception area.

  • Can we rent a tipi?

    Tipi Campground and Tadoussac Campground
    No, but you should consider the ready-to-camp area at the Tadoussac Campground and Campground Tipi, where you can rent a tent, ready for use, for one or more nights.

  • Do you have sites for seasonal camping?

    Tipi Campground
    Yes.

    Tadoussac Campground
    If you submit a request we will analyze it.

  • What is the cancellation policy?

    Tipi Campground and Tadoussac Campground
    A one-night, non-refundable deposit is required on reservations.

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