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Outfitter classification

Given their geographical location far from major urban centers, most outfitters must deal with constraints that do not affect other categories of establishments (hotels, tourist residences, etc.). Because of these constraints, the evaluation criteria used to determine the overall quality of outfitter accommodation units are specific to this category.

A question of score

Since it is a score that determines the quality level of an accommodation unit, it is sometimes possible to observe a significant difference between two units with the same rating level solely because of the score difference. For example, one cottage may have achieved the minimum score to be rated 3* while the other is only a few points away from being rated 4*. If you have any questions about the quality level of an accommodation unit you have stayed in, you are invited to contact the QOF at 1-800-567-9009.

Members and non-members of the QOF

The QOF website includes only the QOF's member outfitters' classifications. To consult the classification of non-member outfitters, please visit the Ministère du Tourisme du QuébecThis link will open in a new window website.

You will find below a brief description of the different types of accomodation as well as quality ratings and symbols.

Wheter you are looking for a fully equipped luxury cottage or lodge, a rustic campsite on the edge of a lake, or a framed square tent in a Nordic setting, Quebec's outfitters offer a full range of accomodation!

Accomodation type

Lodge

A building in which food services are offered and with at least 2 bedrooms.

Houseboat

Floating building that matches the definition of a cottage or camp.

Cottage

Building with at least one bedroom and which may include a kitchen. In the absence of a kitchen, food services are provided in a nearby building.

Camp

Open-plan building that may include a kitchen. In the absence of a kitchen, food services are provided in a nearby building.

Framed tent square and temporary shelter

Temporary building made of canvas and / or rigid materials. This type of accommodation is not rated owing to its temporary nature and variable location.

Hotel

Building or cluster of buildings that offers rooms for rent. This type of accommodation is rated by the Corporation de l’industrie touristique du Québec (Québec tourism industry corporation).

Guest lodge

Building with several bedrooms that may include a kitchen; it sometimes features an open common area. Such buildings are generally located near an establishment that provides food services.

Private residence

Building in which the owners or operators reside; food services provided.

Quality

Unclassified lodging unit due to its intermittent nature, its variable geographical location or because the classification is done by another authority (e.g. CITQ). Furthermore, the FPQ does not have the mandate to classify the accommodation units of outfitters located in the Nord-du-Québec region.

Rating under way

Accommodation unit with facilities meeting the minimum rating standards

Accommodation unit with basic facilities and services meeting the quality standards

Accommodation unit with comfortable facilities, offering several services and amenities

Accommodation unit with excellent facilities, offering several services and amenities

Accommodation unit with superior facilities, offering a wide range of services and amenities

Accommodation unit with exceptional facilities, offering a full range of services and amenities

Convenience

Cold water

Hot water

Indoor or private bathroom

Private outdoor bathroom

Shared bathroom (lodge, guest lodge and private residence)

Indoor toilet

Indoor shower

Comfort station

Outhouse

Automatic heating system

Wood heating system

Electric lighting system

Propane lighting system