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!
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!
Mill Dam ParkView
Little Red Wagon WineryView
Leslie Park CampingView
Litchfield Rest StopView
La Fée des Bois ApothecaryView
Esprit White WaterView
Plage du Pont Blanc BeachView
McConnell Lake CampgroundView
Aventure rivière sauvage (ARS)View
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.
Can I sleep here?
- Only class b motor vehicles (21 feet or less) are allowed.
- If you are on a pay site, please cover your admission fee at reception.
- To know more about this RV rest stop or others in the area, check our map.
- Max. 48 h stay—come back soon!
- Garbage in the bins
- Biodegradable soaps
- Dogs on leashes
- Buy local (pontiac businesses welcome you)
- 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.
tried & true!
vanlife sagas & friends TESTED THE
A ROAD TRIP IN THE PONTIAC
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!
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.
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?
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.
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?
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…