RECOMMENDATIONS

At all times, when practicing any activity in Massif du Sud regional park, you are responsible for your own safety. To ensure your safety, we strongly recommend that you:

  • Get a trail map from the visitor center
  • Get all the information on your planned itinerary before you leave (length, average time, elevation gain, weather forecast)
  • Leave accompanied by at least one person, especially during the winter period
  • Be aware of your personal capacities and limits, and respect them
  • Bring sufficient water and food and wear appropriate clothing for the activity

ETHICAL CODE

Massif du Sud regional park subscribes to the outdoor ethical code elaborated by Leave no trace Canada, encouraging an environmentally respectful practice of outdoor activities. The code is based on seven principles:

  • Plan Ahead and Prepare
  • Travel and Camp on Durable Surfaces
  • Dispose of Waste Properly
  • Leave What You Find
  • Minimize Campfire Impacts
  • Respect Wildlife
  • Be Considerate of Others

For a more detailed description of the Leave no trace principles, read the following brochure : Responsible ecotourism

REGULATIONS

To ensure a pleasant visit for everyone at Massif du Sud regional park, its administrator, the Regional County Municipalities of Bellechasse and Etchemins, have established and adopted the following regulations:

GENERAL POLICIES

  • To ensure the sustainability of the park and allow for constant improvement of the services offered, an access fee has been established for every activity practiced in the park. Anyone who wishes to enter the park must pay the established fee at the visitor center.
  • All activities allowed in the park must be practiced in the designated areas only so as to protect the fragile ecosystems.
  • Dogs are allowed in Massif du Sud regional park but must be kept on a leash at all times to prevent interference with other users or wild animals.
  • Massif du Sud regional park is a vast and shared territory. We ask that all-terrain vehicles (ATV, snowmobile, etc.) using the park to transit stay on the designated trails only.
  • To ensure every visitor has an equal chance of enjoying the park and its beauties, avoid damaging or altering the environment and dispose of trash in the garbage bins provided.
  • To preserve the fragile equilibrium of Massif du Sud regional park, avoid feeding wild animals.
  • To practice any fishing activities in one of the park’s river or pool, visitors must hold a valid fishing permit and follow the provincial regulations. To get more information on fishing periods and quotas, visit this government website.

CAMPING AND ACCOMODATION POLICIES

  • The different camping areas are located in fragile ecosystems. To maintain a pleasant natural environment, all tents must be set up within the designated area limits.
  • To conserve Massif du Sud regional park’s quietness, automobile circulation must be kept to the minimum on the territory. Campground and accomodations users must park their vehicles in the nearest parking lot and walk to their campsite or accomodation.
  • In order to allow the park’s staff to clean and do general maintenance of the campground and accomodations of the park, the check-out time is set for 11:00 and the check-in for 15:00.
  • To ensure everyone in the park can enjoy the peacefulness of nature, we ask that all users reduce their noise level to the minimum and respect the curfew set between 22:00 and 8:00. The use of generators is prohibited on all campsites and accomodations.
  • Except under restricted periods, fires are allowed within the park. However, to reduce risk of forest fires, we ask visitors to only use the fire pits located on the campsite or by the accomodation.
  • In order for the park to provide future users with a high quality standard of facilities and equipments, any damage or loss will be charged to the user.
  • Massif du Sud regional park’s campgrounds and accomodations were designed for a maximal occupancy. Users must be aware and respect the limits established.  In some cases, it is possible to go over the occupancy limit, with additional fees. To learn more about our accomodations click here.

CAMPING AND ACCOMODATION REFUND POLICY

When making a reservation for an accomodation or a campsite, the user must pay the total amount for the service. For a change of reservation or a cancellation, on part of the user, the following policy applies:

Cancellation :

The cancellation of a reservation is allowed up to ten (10) days prior to the scheduled day of arrival. The client cancelling his reservation in the prescribed delays will receive a full refund (access fees and accomodation fees) less a $ 15 penalty (taxes included). A client cancelling less than ten (10) days prior to the scheduled day of arrival will not receive any refund for accomodation fees. The access fees are fully refundable at all times.

E.g. A client made a reservation totalling $ 250 ($ 50 of access fess and $ 200 of accomodation fees) for January 18 and calls on January 1 to cancel. In that case, he will receive a refund of $ 235 ($ 250 – $ 15 cancellation fee) because he cancelled within the prescribed delays.

E.g. Instead,  the same client calls on January 11 to cancel his reservation for January 18. In this case, the client will only receive a refund of $ 50 (access fees) because the $ 200 accomodation fees are non-refundable ten (10) days prior to the scheduled day of arrival.

Changes :

Changes to a reservation are allowed up to three (3) days prior to the scheduled day of arrival (date, accommodation type). The client changing his reservation in the prescribed delays will have to pay  a $ 15 change penalty (taxes included). Changes to a reservation cannot be made less than three (3 ) days prior to the scheduled day of arrival. The access fees are fully refundable at all times.

To cancel or change a reservation, contact us at 418-469-2228 extension 101.