Does stargazing from your very own geodesic dome sound like paradise? This all-season spot is the perfect destination for your retreat into nature. Enjoy being in the mountains, surrounded by forest, with an impressive view of the river all at your disposal. Get ready to see why Domes Charlevoix is the perfect stargazing bubble camp to head to this year.
Domes Charlevoix is a luxury camping experience in the mountains of Charlevoix, Quebec. When you combine the words ‘glamourous’ and ‘camping’ you get ‘glamping’ and that is just what this resort is. They strive to provide an eco-friendly yet luxurious tourist experience.
The domes you will stay in are suitable for all seasons, even in harsh Canadian winters. You’ll be able to observe nature from the comfort of your very own pod. So let’s get into some of the spectacular nature you’ll be able to immerse yourself in.
Charlevoix has agricultural regions, river ecosystems, coniferous and mixed forests, estuarine tidal marshes and flats, stunted vegetation, and mountain tundra ecosystems.
The forests consist of maple trees, paper birch, elm, mixed fir, and more. While the animals local to the area include wolves, beluga whales, caribou, blue whales, and North American cougars.
Getting to Domes Charlevoix
So how do you get to this beautiful and remote oasis in nature? We’re going to give you all the details to make your trip run as smoothly as possible.
Domes Charlevoix is located in Petite-Rivière-Saint-François, which is between Baie-Saint-Paul and Le Massif de Charlevoix.
If you’re travelling from Toronto, be sure to check out our article on road tripping to Quebec. It’s fully equipped with fun stops along the way.
You will need to drive to get to Domes Charlevoix as there is no public transit that goes to this remote location. We recommend renting a car. The drive time from Montreal is between 3 hours and 50 minutes to 4 hours and 20 minutes depending on traffic and which route you take. Research your route ahead of time to see which is fastest so you can shave off some travel time.
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Domes Charlevoix has some amazing services at your disposal that will make your stay extremely comfortable. Some of those are:
Panoramic View and Lookout
On Premises Lodging
Gorgeous Treetop Accommodations
Free Wireless Internet Access
Kitchens in Every Room
Things to Do Around Domes Charlevoix
You’re probably wondering what you can do during the day to jumpstart your adventure. We’ve compiled an epic list of activities you need to do during your stay.
Le Mastiff De Charlevoix
Le Mastiff De Charlevoix is just a 24 minute drive from Domes Charlevoix. This massive ski hill has tons of year round activities including:
A gondola ride
And of course, skiing and snowboarding
They also have different year-round events that you should check out. Go on a scenic train tour or night sledding! Le Mastiff is truly the place to experience some sweet adventures.
There are so many hiking and biking trails scattered around that are suitable for every type of traveller. They have easy and short hikes that range from 15 minutes to an hour with great lookouts, or if you’re into intense day long hikes, there are options for you that are between 3 to 6 days long! Make sure you bring your walking shoes or hiking boots because the surrounding nature is too beautiful to miss. You can check out a detailed list of all the surrounding trails here.
Amongst the many water based activities that you can (and should) partake in, whale watching is probably one of the most unique experiences you can have. There are several places you can go whale watching. The farther spots are between an hour and 2 hours away, but luckily there is a spot just 18 minutes away from Domes Charlevoix that you can whale watch from. Katabatik has kayaking, SUPs, canoeing and more. One of their packages includes a trip to Baie-Sainte-Catherine for whale watching on a zodiac. (Baie-Sainte-Catherine is an hour away from Domes Charlevoix and if you don’t want to do a whole big nautical adventure, you could just drive there yourself). But what a fun time to be had on the water! It’s definitely something you won’t want to miss.
Now for the most exciting part: what you’ll experience at this stargazing bubble camp in the domes! You’ll be able to fully immerse yourself into nature all with the comfort of a luxury campsite. Ready to learn more? Let’s get into it.
The most notable feature of these geodesic domes is that they are fully functional through all seasons. They can withstand the cold Quebec winters and can stay chill through blazing summers.
Each dome can fit up to 4 people in them. In addition to the amazing views you’ll get from the domes, you also have all the luxury of a full kitchen, bathroom, a fireplace, a large terrace, and a second queen sized bed on the mezzanine. Did we forget to mention that on the terrace you have a private spa that also functions year round? Again, this is not your average camping experience.
Nature has never looked more comfortable. It’s time to retreat into nature in style and see what glamping is really all about.
Best Time to Visit Domes Charlevoix
As we mentioned before, Domes Charlevoix is fully functional year round! So your trip really depends on what kind of weather you want to experience in the dome. If you’re looking for summertime hikes, clear skies, and starry nights, then definitely stick to June-August.
If colourful leaves fit your fancy, you’ll love a late September-early November trip. You wouldn’t believe how gorgeous the forest gets.
If you’re a winter wonderland, snowshoeing, skiing fanatic, then you have to come December-February. When you’re in the warm dome surrounded by untouched white snow, it’s like a fairytale!
Are you itching to get travelling to Charlevoix now? Well make sure before you book your trip to get Travel Insurance. It’s always important to safeguard your travels incase of any unexpected incidents that will leave you paying out of pocket. Insurdinary can get you a Travel Insurance quote so you can focus on which hiking trails you want to conquer first. Bon voyage!