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General

What route should I take to get to the Parc du Bourg de Pabos? The Parc du Bourg de Pabos’s visitor centre is located at 75 Chemin de la Plage in Pabos Mills. Visitors coming from the direction of either the Baie des Chaleurs or Percé can follow the blue signs on Route 132. If you are travelling by foot or bicycle and are coming from downtown Chandler, you can take the pedestrian footbridge that connects Rue de la Plage (Chandler) with Chemin de la Plage (Pabos Mills).

The trails are beginner to intermediate level. They are open to walkers/hikers and mountain bikers. Are the sites accessible to people with mobility impairments and people with strollers? The forest trails are not fully suitable for strollers and wheelchairs. However, the campground’s visitor centre, the ticket office at the Interpretation Centre, the restaurant and the showers and bathrooms are easily accessible. If you are an individual with mobility impairments and would like to have more information or details about access to the site, please contact us by e-mail or call us at 418 689-6043.

The forest trails are not fully suitable for strollers and wheelchairs. However, the campground’s visitor centre, the ticket office at the Interpretation Centre, the restaurant and the showers and bathrooms are easily accessible. If you are an individual with mobility impairments and would like to have more information or details about access to the site, please contact us by e-mail or call us at 418 689-6043.

Seahorse wheelchair

It is also possible to reserve a seahorse chair to facilitate access to trails, the beach and activities such as Ura and Nova Lumina. The seahorse is a three-wheeled beach wheelchair, specially designed to be able to move in the sand.

It is important to contact us to reserve the equipment before your visit as we only have one.

418 689-6043 ext. 2

Pets are allowed on the site, but must be kept on a leash. Note, however, that they are not allowed at the Bistro and cannot accompany you to the Nova Lumina activity.

Pets are not allowed in the ready-to-camp trailers or in the tent.

Access to the trails and beach is free.

The washroom facility, located at the reception area of the Interpretation Centre, near the parking lot and beach, provides access to toilets and showers.

There are many parking spaces available at the campground, as well as at the restaurant and Interpretation Centre, not far from trails and beaches.

The restaurant “La Grave” offers a variety of meals for every budget. Visitors can also bring their own picnic to eat on the site.

Restaurant is temporarily close for 2020.

Campground

Please go to the campground’s visitor centre located at 75 Chemin de la Plage in Pabos Mills. Visitors arriving from the direction of either the Baie des Chaleurs or Percé can follow the blue signs on Route 132. In the high season, staff is available to welcome you from 8 a.m. to 11 p.m. If you think you’ll be arriving later, please notify us a few hours in advance.

All information about our services and activities can be found on our website. When you arrive, our staff will be happy to answer your questions and recommend activities. Brochures are also available at the campground’s visitor centre and at the Interpretation Centre’s ticket office.

Reservations can be changed depending on the availability of campsites. However, the later it gets in the season, the harder it will be to extend your stay.

Please note that a service fee may be charged to change a reservation.

It is possible to take pictures. But please avoid using a flash.

A deposit is required when booking your stay. This deposit is non-refundable. After paying your deposit, you will receive a booking confirmation by email.

Campsites are ready for new campers at 1 p.m.

Access to trails and beaches is free. However, if you want to visit the Interpretation Centre, Ura or Nova Lumina, you’ll have to buy tickets online or at the site.

Pets are allowed on the site, but must be kept on a leash. They are not allowed in the ready-to-camp trailers or in the tent.

Note, however, that they are not allowed in the restaurant and cannot accompany you to the Nova Lumina activity.

Visitors are allowed, but they must first sign in at the visitor centre.

The general campground rules are as follows:

  • The curfew is 11:30 p.m. but loud noise that could bother other campers is prohibited at any time of day.
  • Campers are not allowed to sublet their campsite, camping trailer or other equipment.
  • The purchase of a camping trailer in anticipation of the departure of a seasonal camper does not ensure the buyer of the possibility of remaining on the rented campsite.
  • Campers must park their cars on their campsite.
  • Bourg de Pabos camping contracts provide for a maximum of two automobiles per site. An additional $25 will be required to add a third automobile to the contract.
  • The prescribed speed limit in the campground is 10 km/h.
  • Motorized vehicles that are too noisy and all-terrain vehicles are prohibited.
  • Visitors must leave their automobiles at the parking lot at the entrance to the campground.
  • Bicycles and scooters must not be used after sundown.
  • Vehicle use in the campground is prohibited between midnight and 5 a.m.
  • The number of passengers in a vehicle must not exceed the maximum number authorized.
  • Trash must be placed in the containers provided for this purpose in the parking lot.
  • Damaging trees or cutting branches without authorization is strictly prohibited.
  • Pets are allowed provided that they do not have a negative impact on the environment or pose a safety risk. They must be kept on a leash and must not be left unsupervised. Barking is not tolerated. All pet owners must immediately pick up their pets’ droppings and dispose of them properly.
  • Campers are responsible for the cleanliness of their campsite and its immediate environment.
  • Sheds must be maintained.
  • Installations must not be built without authorization.
  • Fires are allowed only when the forest fire index allows them. We strongly recommend that you use a spark arrester.
  • Campers cannot switch campsites without receiving prior authorization from management.

The Corporation of the Bourg de Pabos can not be held responsible for material damage related to rental of the site. Campers must bring their own insurance policy.

Interpretation Centre

The Centre is open daily from May 15 to October 7, 2018, from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m.

You can take our archaeology trail equipped with interpretation panels, visit the Discovery Space or the Pierre Nadon Space or take part in mock archeological digs with Animarchéo.

The activities at the Interpretation Centre are intended for visitors of all ages. Admission is free for children under the age of 12.

Depending on your interests, it takes approximately 1 hour to visit the site. Plan to spend an additional 30 minutes if want to take part in the Animarchéo activity.

Visitors have two options: a self-guided or guided visit. In both cases, tickets can be purchased at the site or online.

The reception area of the Interpretation Centre is located at 75 Chemin de la Plage in Pabos Mills, between the campground and the restaurant.

Tickets can be bought on the site or online.

Tickets cannot be exchanged or refunded.

La Grave Restaurant TEMPORARILY CLOSED IN 2020

The restaurant is open daily from June 23 to September 10, 2018, from X a.m. to X p.m. We offer breakfast, lunch and dinner.

You can make a reservation by calling 418 689-6043.

Several take-out meals are offered. Have a look at our online menu.

We offer a children’s menu. Have a look at our online menu.

Upon arriving at the restaurant, please inform your server about food allergies or intolerances.

For group requests, please contact us at 418 689-6043. In the summer months, we do not allow bands or live music on the terrace to avoid the negative impact these could have on the Nova Lumina visitor experience.

The restaurant offers you a superb covered outdoor terrace with a view over the Baie du Grand Pabos.