Campground use in Quebec, Canada’s second most populous province, rose 3.6% in 2010 over 2009, Camping Quebec has reported.
The report showed that occupancy for all types of campers combined totaled 74,012 in the summer season, up from 71,415 in 2009.
This growth is attributable mainly to a 2.1% increase in occupancy by seasonal campers and substantial growth in the number of traveling campers of 9.4%, the release stated.
In regional terms, 15 of the 18 regions with campgrounds saw an increase in campground occupancy. The Duplessis, Abitibi-Temiscamingue and Maurice regions were particularly successful.
The supply of campsites was up by 1.3% in summer 2010, increasing from 108,699 sites in 2009 to 110,094 in 2010.
Since 2007, the supply and occupancy of Quebec campgrounds have both been constantly rising.
“This continuing growth in the supply and occupancy of campgrounds in Quebec reflects campground operators’ dynamic attitude and their attention to meeting customers’ needs,” said Natasha Bouchard, president of Camping Quebec.
Campign Quebec, the association of Quebec campgrounds, represents over 570 campgrounds and more than 80% of all campsites in Quebec.
The province has more than 7 million residents, second only to Ontario’s more than 11 million.
For more information on camping in Quebec, visit www.campingquebec.com.