A small camping treasure on the North Shore

A little camping treasure on the North Shore


LAC WALKER | A fishing trip to the Port-Cartier–Sept-Îles reserve will allow you to discover the deepest lake in Quebec, but also a unique nature, with its cliffs and forests that stretch as far as the eye can see. You will discover the richness of the Côte-Nord.

“Coming to camp with us means discovering nature, the very beautiful beaches and the activities that can be done in the middle of nature, explains the director of the reserve, Danny Bacon. During the two years of the pandemic, the campsite was full of people from outside, who quickly observed the natural wealth we had. They came from all over Quebec. Once the restrictions were lifted, a few came back to see us to discover and appreciate our natural beauty even more. »

The 55-person campsite is located on the shores of Lake Walker, at 28 km from the city of Port-Cartier. The sites have two services, water and sewer. There is no electricity in the area. Campers have access to a toilet block. 

The forest road that leads to the site is very well done with all types of equipment. On the site, there are also two ready-to-camp, of the Étoile type, which are very well located to allow you to admire the lake and its nature. They are fully equipped, with everything you need to make the stay of four people very pleasant.

The ready-to-camp Étoiles are located on a part of the campsite which allows you to have a breathtaking view on the lake.

Further north, in the Lac Arthur sector, there is also a 30-seat campground, without services, with a sanitary block.

Camping on this unique site gives you access to Walker Lake, which extends between the mountains for more than 30 km. It is located in the center of a glacial valley.

By navigating on this immense body of water, you will discover all the force of nature which has carved the imposing rock cliffs, at the foot of which you feel very small. They are remarkable and plunge to impressive depths in this lake which is the deepest in Quebec.


On the site, you can first enjoy an impressive beach, a landscape typical of the Côte-Nord.

For lovers of nautical activities, you will be served, while you will have the possibility of kayaking, pedal boat and even a paddle board. Everything has been thought out to offer you a very interesting stay.

If you have the soul of a hiker, you will have the opportunity to climb several high peaks around the lake, some of which offer you views of the entire region. You can even see Port-Cartier and Sept-Îles. It's really spectacular.

As this campsite is not very far from civilization, you will be able to return to Port-Cartier or even to Sept-Îles, where you can make interesting discoveries. and take advantage of the attractions of these two north-coastal towns.

An important point to highlight is the scenery that accompanies you all along the road leading you to the reserve. Once past Baie-Comeau, you will discover a series of villages that are in constant contact with the Gulf of St. Lawrence. Huge beaches stretch along the coast. This is when you become aware of the immensity of Quebec and the diversity of its territory.

To find out more about the costs and availability of stays, you can contact the reservation office at 418 766-2524. You can also contact the Lac Walker reception desk at 581 824-1008.

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During a stay in this reserve, you can take the time to discover the singular nature of the North Shore. On the shores of Lake Walker, in front of the chalets and the campground, there are immense fine sandy beaches, beaches that have nothing to envy to those of the South.

The mountains, the cliffs, the glacial valley of the MacDonald River, all these panoramas are breathtaking. We can then discover the nature of this unique corner of Quebec. You can see the traces left by the glaciers and especially the strength that emerges from all this scenery. Several hiking trails will lead you to the summits. We must not forget the warm welcome of the inhabitants of this corner of the country.

If you want to discover the reserve and its charms, you can go to the following website: sepaq.com, under the tab “Reserve Port-Cartier–Sept-Îles “, or call the reception directly. from the reserve in Port-Cartier at 418 766-2524. Several adventures await you!

Go Camping 

Accessible free of charge, the Go Camping application from Camping Québec allows you to obtain the most up-to-date on Quebec campgrounds. You will find nearby campsites and can filter them according to their services and activities and see which ones offer discounts. In addition, on the campingquebec.com site, you will find essential information on the province's campgrounds and will thus have a taste of your stay with photos of the campgrounds. At the same address, you can get your Go Camping app.

A little camping treasure on the Côte-Nord