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5-star rating system
Outfitter accommodation is classified according to several criteria.
Under Tourisme Québec’s requirements, the QOF has classified its nearly 5,000 accommodation units. The objective of this classification scheme is to give you a better idea about the quality and amenities of each unit, helping you to decide on one that best suits your needs.
2011 is the first year that the 5-star rating system will take effect. Since it was introduced in 1988 the old 4-star rating system has become obsolete, causing imbalances in the ratings of accommodation units. In addition to meeting TQ’s new quality standards, the 5-star system provides a more accurate picture of accommodation across the network of outfitters.
Whether 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 accommodation.
Below, you will find a brief description of the different types of accommodation as well as quality ratings and symbols.
OUTFITTER CLASSIFICATION SYSTEM
|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.|
|Caravan: Stationary or fixed trailer that includes a kitchen.|
Degree of comfort
|Rating under way|
|Accommodation unit, in the forest, with facilities meeting the minimum rating standards.|
|Accommodation unit, in the forest, with basic facilities and services meeting the quality standards.|
|Accommodation unit, in the forest, with comfortable facilities, offering some services and amenities.|
|Accommodation unit, in the forest, with excellent facilities, offering several services and amenities.|
|Accommodation unit, in the forest, with superior facilities, offering a wide range of services and amenities.|
|Accommodation unit, in the forest, with exceptional facilities, offering a full range of services and amenities.|
|Complete private indoor bathroom|
|Complete private outdoor bathroom|
|Indoor toilet only|
|Indoor shower only|
|Automatic heating system|
|Wood heating system|
|Electric lighting system|
|Propane lighting system|