8 Unique Places to Stay While Visiting Maritime Quebec

by Aeryn Lynne

Looking for unique and unusual places to stay while visiting the maritime area of Quebec? Here are eight adventurous places where the fun begins the moment you unload your bags.

The highly forested areas of the Quebec maritime and Saguenay – Lac-Saint-Jean is simply gorgeous.

Take a deep breath of clean, fresh, woodsy air. Get your adventure on by kayaking along the fjords of the Saguenay River, become BFFs with a wolf or two, watch whales, or simply enjoy hiking the rugged terrain.

Margarita, Paula and Vanessa on our Quebec Maritime road trip in mid-May! It was freezing.

And, if you happen to live in an area where the weather forecast frequently includes the humidex, you’ll want to escape to Quebec’s maritime on the worst humid days of the year.

You will keep your sanity that way.

Unique Places to Stay in Maritime Quebec

Parc Aventures Cap Jaseux

250 Chemin de la Pointe aux Pins, Saint-Fulgence, QC G0V 1S0

Parc Aventures Cap Jaseux has quite a few unique and exciting places to experience alternative camping. All units are equipped with most necessities within, though you’ll be dancing in the dark to get to one of the ecological toilets nearby.

Just don’t forget to bring a flashlight with you.

Suspended Spheres

Suspended, as in, there is nothing but air beneath the sleeping pod. These pods are tied to numerous trees, that lends to a bit of swaying if you get the right wind, or momentum going.

Spend a night or two in a suspended sphere that would fit two people comfortably, but if hard pressed, you could fit four.

There are two suspended spheres to choose from. One that looks camouflaged, and the other looking like a bright, faceted gem (or perhaps an alien escape pod, take your pick.)

Unique Hotel Stay Vacation in Parc Aventures Quebec

Alien Escape Pod? Or a unique place to stay in Cap Jaseux.

 

Camouflaged Suspension Pod Hotel Unique Stay Parc Aventures Quebec Canada

Camouflaged suspended camping pod, with deck.

As cool as the exteriors of these suspended spheres look, the interiors are just as fun and cozy. You’ll have a tiny kitchen at hand if you want to eat your meals within.

Interior of camouflaged suspended pod, includes tiny kitchen and room for three to four guests.

Interior of the camouflaged suspended pod, includes tiny kitchen and room for three to four guests.

 

Interior of suspended sleeping pod, includes tiny kitchen and elevated beds.

Paula is all ready to camp out in the pod for the night!

Both spheres have a great view of the fjords, and a gorgeous starry-night sky if the clouds behave.

Tree House

I’ve always wanted to live in a tree house, and that dream can be actualized for a few nights in Cap Jaseux!

Cozy Tree House Unique Stay Parc Aventures Cap Jaseux Quebec Saguenay

Look up! Look way up when looking for this tree house in Parc Aventures.

 

Cozy Tree House Interior with Loft Parc Aventures Cap Jaseux Quebec Saguenay

The interior of the tree house is quite cozy, including a tiny kitchen, sitting area and loft for extra bunking.

The Secluded Dome

If you have very strong opinions on keeping up with the “firm” in “terra firma”, this dome is likely more your speed.

20 ft in diameter, sleeps up to four and is comfortably furnished with a small kitchen and seating area. Extra bedding is available for a small fee.

The dome is in a secluded area of Parc Aventures Cap Jaseux, so enjoy the peace and quiet while taking in the majestic fjords.

No matter where you stay in Parc Aventures Cap Jaseux though, the view of Lac-Saint-Jean is breathtaking.

Dome Hotel Unique Stay Great View Fjords Parc Aventures Quebec Canada

Cap au Leste

551 Chemin du Cap à l’Est, Sainte-Rose-du-Nord, QC G0V 1T0

For roughly 6 days I had a beautiful view of the fjords from various angles while visiting the Quebec maritime regions of Tadoussac, Cote-Nord, Saguenay and Lac-Saint-Jean.

I think this is perhaps my favourite view all around.

Cap au Leste - unique stay in Quebec
I could have stood in this very spot for hours just appreciating the scene. I may have itched for my sketching kit, even though it would have come out all sorts of abstract over realism.

Out of all of the various rental units available at Cap au Leste, including the shared suites, a teepee, and a barn, their private chalets are the true winner for comfort and view.

Private Chalet

Unique Stay Pourvoirie Cap au Leste Private Chalet

What makes this location unique is that the Cap au Leste cabins are situated near the edge of the fjord.

The sunrise and sunset just beyond the fjords are spectacular, and the beds in each chalet are situated specifically for you to enjoy both moments in comfort and luxury.

Unique Stay Pourvoirie Cap au Leste Private Chalet Bedroom

Enjoy a modern and private bathroom inside a chalet.

Unique Stay Pourvoirie Cap au Leste Private Chalet Bathroom

Take advantage of the hot sauna with a gorgeous view.

Hot sauna in Cap au Leste while looking over the fjord.

Campfires will never be the same once you experience one during a sunset on the peak of a fjord, with a starry night sky right above.

Enjoy a camp fire while appreciating the sunset and stars over the fjords in Sainte-Rose-du-Nord.

Need to stick indoors for a bit? Perfect time to enjoy the pool with the perfect view.

Enjoy an infinity pool over the edge of a fjord.

Also awesome – finding free electric vehicle charging stations on the peak of a fjord.

Pourvoirie Cap au Leste - Free electric car charging stations

Canopée Lit

303 Chemin de l’Anse-de-Roche, Sacré-Coeur, QC G0T 1Y0

Canopee Lit path to tree houses and pods

The tree house cabins are awesome…

Tree House Interior Canopee Lit unique place to stay in Quebec

And, even has indoor plumbing, along with a tiny kitchen and bedroom loft…

Tree House Interior Canopee Lit

But dude, the Bubble pods is where you want to stay.

Canopee Lit bubble dome cabin unique stay in Quebec maritime

Unfortunately, I don’t have a picture of what a bubble dome looks like on the inside but check out Canopée Lit’s website for a great view.

Each unit is right on the edge of a cliff for a great aerial view of the sky and surrounding forest.

Ferme 5 Etoiles

465 route 172 N, Sacre-Coeur-Saguenay, QC G0T 1Y0

If you read my recent post on how a wolf, Luna, was happily chewing on my boot while my foot was still very much inside of it, you will be familiar with this unique location.

What makes Ferme 5 Etoiles (Five Star Farm) an unusual place to stay?

It’s a working/research farm with plenty of moose, bison, wolves, malamute dogs (full dog sled team,) deer and many more to greet and awe over.

Your neighbours are the furry residents that live on that farm, and the Saguenay fjord is your gorgeous backdrop for photos.

Wake up to a wolf howling (either Jacob or Luna), and want to get closer to greet them with a, “Bonjour!”

Jacob the Grey Wolf at Ferme 5 Etoiles Cote Nord Quebec Maritime

Log Cabin

The log cabins are in beautiful shape, and are quite comfortable for those moments you just want to chill indoors.

Log Cabin Ferme 5 Etoiles Cote Nord Quebec Maritime

The only thing I found missing was shampoo & conditioner. So just be sure to bring your favourite travel toiletries along with you.

Cabin Living Area Ferme 5 Etoiles Cote Nord Quebec Maritime

Rooms are also set up with free WiFi to keep you connected with your Pokemon Go collection.

Cabin Bedroom Area Ferme 5 Etoiles Cote Nord Quebec Maritime

The rooms are sparse, but the beds are exactly right for a good night’s sleep.

What to Do at Ferme 5 Etoiles Cote Nord Quebec Maritime

And if you want a bit more adventure, for $34/night, you can sleep in a tent beside l’Orignal Zoe! (the moose)

Zoe Orignal Moose Ferme 5 Etoiles Cote Nord Quebec Maritime

Val-Jalbert Historical Village

95 Rue Saint-George, Chambord, QC G0W 1G0

A 1920s historical company town, that you can immerse yourself in.

Travel back in time to see what it was like to live near a pulp mill.

Period Home

For a unique vacation, stay in a modernized Period Home.

The rustic interiors will give a sense of history, but the comforts that we enjoy today remain.

I fell in love with the bathroom the moment we walked in.

Just across from the Period Homes, is the General Store; filled with local foods, clothing, and souvenirs.

One of the major attractions of this location is the historic pulp mill and the Chute Ouiatchouan (falls) connected to it.

If timed right, catch an evening at the falls for live music and light show.

The Quebec maritime region is filled with adventure. Are you going to visit soon?

If you want to see more from our Girlfriend Getaway road trip to Quebec, check out Margarita at DownshiftingPRO, Paula at Thrifty Mommas Tips and Vanessa at Turnipseed Travel!

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Aeryn Lynne

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Living in Superman's Metropolis (aka Toronto, Canada), Aeryn Lynne found a way to entirely over-share everything she loves, and make a career out of it! Ultimately a geek, she waxes poetically over technology, fights for fashion-equality, squees over comic art, and literally sparkles, thanks to her makeup addiction.
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