ROUTE 148, A NEW TOURIST ROUTE FOR VANLIFE ENTHUSIASTS, IS NOW AVAILABLE ON OUR TERRITORY. SOME TWENTY SPOTS ARE NOW WELCOMING VRS UNDER 21 FEET FOR SHORT STAYS. WE PROMISE YOU AN INCREDIBLE ROAD TRIP ALONG THE 148 HIGHWAY, FROM ONE END OF the PONTIAC TO THE OTHER!

Route 148:

Our vanlife circuit

Live your best vanlife in the Outaouais by venturing into our homeland. We’ve thought of everything, even RV rest stops where you can spend the night. Plan your trip!

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Maurice Beauregard Park

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Chalets Prunella

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Rafting Momentum

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Mill Dam Park

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Le Patro

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Little Red Wagon Winery

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Escapade Huskimo

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Leslie Park Camping

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Litchfield Rest Stop

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Félix-Gabriel-Marchand Bridge

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Hôtel Pontiac

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La Fée des Bois Apothecary

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Esprit White Water

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Pine Lodge

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Plage du Pont Blanc Beach

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McConnell Lake Campground

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Aventure rivière sauvage (ARS)

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Timberland Campground

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VANLIFER, BROWSE OUR MAP AND SHARE YOUR FAVOURITE SPOTS WITH the world #Route148pontiac

Welcome to tourists!

Route 148 is a RV rest stops circuit that exists thanks to the MRC Pontiac, participating municipalities, and local businesses who have agreed to share their spaces with you. The success of this initiative relies on courtesy and respect for the environment. We count on your cooperation to ensure other Vanlifers can also enjoy a positive experience after your visit.

Guidelines

READ CAREFULLY

  • Max. 48 h stay—come back soon!
  • Garbage in the bins
  • Biodegradable soaps
  • Dogs on leashes
  • Buy local (pontiac businesses welcome you)

FORBIDDEN

  • Open fires
  • Making the outdoors your bathroom
  • Commercial activities
  • Gray or blackwater disposal
  • Noise after 10 P.M.

The MRC Pontiac, participating municipalities, and local businesses giving access to these RV rest stops cannot be held accountable for incidents due to negligence or natural causes.

Frequently Asked Questions

Questions about how RV stops work? We’ve got the answers!

Can I sleep here?

  • RV stops are open from May to October.
  • ATTENTION: Some rest areas are now open year-round! Find out more by consulting the detailed information sheets for our RV rest areas.
  • Only Class B motorized vehicles (21 feet and under) are accepted.
  • If you are on a paying site, you must pay the fee at reception.
  • To find out more about our RV rest areas, see their details on the map.

How much does an overnight stay cost?

Some RV rest stops are free, while others charge a fee. To find out how much you’ll have to pay, consult the detailed information sheet for the RV stop you’re interested in.

Can I stay more than one night at the same RV stop?

That’s right! You can stay for 48 hours! However, we invite you to continue your stay in the region by stopping at another one of our RV rest stops. A great opportunity to discover our local attractions and businesses.

How do I book an overnight stay?

To book your overnight stay, you need to contact the RV stop you’re interested in directly, by phone or via their respective websites, unless it’s free.

Do we have to check in at reception on arrival?

In the case of a paid RV rest stops, yes, you have to go to the reception desk of the establishment you’re staying at to pay the fee and learn more about how the place works. It’s the perfect opportunity to chat with the RV stop’s hosts and learn about their local favorites. They are excellent ambassadors for the region.

Are there restrictions on arrival and departure times?

Many of our RV rest stops do not have restrictions. However, sites with receptions may. We invite you to speak with those sites and hosts to facilitate your arrival and departure.

Can we spend the day at an RV rest stop?

It’s possible! However, some RV rest stops are also where guests live. Depending on the type of RV stopover you’re staying at, be sure to respect the premises and the privacy of the people who live there, if that’s the case!

Are there any tourist activities on site?

That’s right! Whether you’re looking to relax, challenge yourself or enjoy an unforgettable gourmet adventure, ask our RV rest stop hosts for advice or consult our tourist attractions map to discover all that Pontiac has to offer!

Are there any toilets or washrooms on site?

Many RV rest stops offer this kind of facility. To find out more about the RV rest stop you’re interested in, consult the detailed fact sheet.

Do your sites offer services such as water, septic disposal and electricity?

A few do, yes. Consult the detailed fact sheets of our RV rest stops to find which ones offer these kinds of services.

Are pets allowed at the halts, and if so, are there designated pet areas?

Most of our RV rest stops accept animals on leashes. Please consult the detailed fact sheet for the RV rest stop you’re interested in or refer to your host.

Are we allowed to make fires?

Campfires are prohibited at RV rest stops, unless otherwise specified. Please refer to the detailed RV stop information sheets for details.

Are sites located on level spaces?

We cannot guarantee that our lots are level however our RV rest stops have been adapted for class b motor vehicles (21 feet or less).

Do you have accessible rest stops in winter?

Exactly! Some of our stops are open all year round.

 

tried & true!
vanlife sagas & friends TESTED THE

 route 148

A ROAD TRIP IN THE PONTIAC

RICARDO, DOM MÉNARD OF BON VÉLO, SACHA OF CANADIAN CASTAWAY, ALEX & VALÉRIE OF PRÊTS POUR LA ROUTE CAME TO TEST OUT THE ROUTE 148 WITH DOM FROM VANLIFE SAGAS.

GRAB YOUR POPCORN. IT’S EXCITING, it’s fun, IT’S THE PONTIAC!

 

SAGA No.01

Dominic and his longtime friend Sacha from Canadian Castaway drive to the Pontiac to live the vanlife in their backyard! They travelled along the Route 148 looking for the best spots. Along the way, they discover the Black River from a new angle, visit a dreamy tiny house, and treat themselves with the best wings… ever!

 

SAGA No.02 

Dom from Vanlife Sagas reunites with Dom from Bon Vélo at the west end of the Pontiac, in Sheenboro. Together, they leave their van to venture on the backroads near the 148… by bike. This area is a bikepacking paradise. They attempt a fishing trip in a canoe on one of the most beautiful rivers in Quebec, then finish it off like real Pontiacers, around a campfire.

 

SAGA No.03 

None other than Ricardo, a new part-time vanlife enthusiast, joins Dominic to visit the beautiful Bristol area. As the region is agricultural, Dom introduces him to some of the producers he loves, as well as tasting their delicious products. On the menu: cider, pie, honey and a countryside table. This is followed by an epic smores competition between the 2 vanlifers. Who will be the champion, Dom or Ricardo?

 

 

SAGA No.04

The charming trio of Prêts pour la route, Alexandre, Valérie and their pug Mr. Bond, come to test out Route 148 with Anne-Emmanuelle and Dom. After a nice lunch on the grill, the guys face the girls in a cutthroat axe throwing challenge. Then Val and Alex sample Pontiac’s famous poutine deux-sauces. The fun-loving group finally falls back into their childhood on the floating inflatable games.

 

SAGA No.05

Drum roll please: The Route 148, our VR rest stop circuit for vanlifers, is officially open! Dominic and Anne-Emmanuelle are back to test even more Pontiac attractions. But this time, they’re up against Marie-Ève ​​and Claudia from Visages régionaux, in a highly competitive athletic showdown. Which team will take first place?

 

 

SAGA No.06

Is it a van rally? A mini vanfest? A summer camp? Dom from Vanlife Sagas is back again for the launch of the Route 148. Twenty or so vanlifers join us for a festive weekend at the Patro. What are their first impressions of the Pontiac? The archery competition and the inflatable game race are moments they’ll remember for a long time…

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