What to do
- Worth the detour
- Must see
Just 55 km northwest of Montreal, Oka National Park has a great deal to offer history buffs and outdoors enthusiasts.
Its proximity to our RV rental locations makes it the perfect place to finish off (or start) a motorhome tour.
OKA NATIONAL PARK
Season: The park is open year-round, but the period during which services are available varies according to season.
Entrance fee: $9.25/adult/day and free for youth aged 17 and under. There is also a parking fee of $8.91 per vehicle (car or RV) during summer for the beach.
CALVAIRE D’OKA HIKING TRAIL
Distance (round-trip): 4.4 km
Time (round-trip): 1 hr 20 mins
This easy 4.4 km round trip (1 hr 20 min) hike will take you back into the past! The Calvaire trail is a Stations of the Cross created by the Sulpicians, culminating in a panoramic viewpoint of Lac des Deux-Montagnes, where three chapels have been keeping watch since 1742. A perfect spot to enjoy the sunset. Be sure to pick up a guide booklet available at the departure point.
May to October.
A lively beach for basking in the sun and cooling off in the lake under the watchful eyes of our team of lifeguards. Kayaks, pedal boats and stand-up paddle boards can be rented at the boating rental centre. Barbecues and picnic tables are available for the use of picnickers.
Activities available from mid-May to early September.
Where to eat
- $ Inexpensive
- $$ Moderate
- $$$ Upscale
- $$$$ Fine dining
If you are travelling by motorhome, this is the perfect time to empty the fridge and do some cooking, because there are very few good restaurants in the area. If you have no way to cook or simply don't feel like it, here are a few suggestions:
Microbrasserie Noire et Blanche ($$)
Housed in a magnificent 100-year-old building in the heart of old St-Eustache, this microbrewery offers a wide array of beers on tap and by the bottle. The cuisine is bold and creative, inspired by local flavours. You will like the peaceful atmosphere and rustic decor.
Open Wednesday-Friday from 11:30 a.m., Saturday from 3 p.m. and Sunday and Tuesday from 4 p.m. Closed on Monday.
Oka Abbey store ($$)
While the Trappist monks have not lived at Oka Abbey since 2009, they continue to make products that are sold at the store. store. A magnificent photo display tells the story of the manufacture of Oka cheese by the monks and the role they played in Quebec's agri-food industry. The non-profit organization that has taken over running the store seeks to preserve the heritage left behind by the monks, and continue their traditions.
Not only can you buy delicious food products made by the monks themselves, you will also find products from other Canadian monasteries, in addition to a variety of fine regional specialties including cheeses, deli meats, homemade pies, apple products, sausages, fresh-baked bread and much, much more. The store also sells souvenirs, local handicrafts and religious items. The perfect place to pick up a treat, a Quebec product to take home with you, or a gift for a friend.
The store is open Monday-Wednesday from 10 a.m. to 5:30 p.m. and Thursday-Sunday from 9 a.m. to 6 p.m. (until 5:30 p.m. on Sunday).
Located within the walls of the Oka Abbey, the Le Sacré bistro offers accessible and tasty cuisine prepared with local products from the Oka region.
Open Friday-Saturday from 12 p.m. to 10 p.m. and Sunday from 12 p.m. to 4 p.m.
*** Hours may vary ***
Where to sleep ?
When to visit
- Very Favourable
- Very Favourable
A bit of beach for the end of the stay
(Translated by Google) Very touristy park, especially on a Sunday I think. The beach is very large and accessible from the campsite (you have to walk for a while). The beach is pleasant, supervised, and the water is shallow.
(Translated by Google) Very beautiful lake