Since 2017, we have been travelling with our motorhome. Every year, we go on weekend getaways and a 5-week long trip. On our long trips, we have visited the states of Wyoming and South Dakota, as well as the provinces of Nova Scotia and Newfoundland and Labrador. Last year, because of the pandemic, we stayed closer to home and went to the Quebec region of Gaspésie.
Before being RVers, we were boaters for 10 years and have navigated with our 29-foot long cruiser on the Rideau Canal, the Ottawa River, the St. Lawrence River, the Trent-Severn Canal, Lake Ontario and Georgian Bay.
Our RV is perfectly suited for boondocking. It does not have a generator, slide-outs or levellers but is equipped with four solar panels. This means that we do not need electric hookup.
We enjoy the outdoors, hiking, kayaking, canoeing, cycling, nature scenic trips, back roads and small towns. In our motorhome, we usually carry two inflatable kayaks and two folding bikes.
Denis, amateur astronomer for 45 years, is travelling with one of his telescopes. He enjoys sharing his night sky knowledge.
Nathalie is good at writing and reviewing administrative letters in both English and French. Furthermore, she is a photographer enthusiast and enjoys planning our adventures.
Any locations in the country.
We live in Ottawa, Ontario, Canada.
2016 Safari Condo XL Flex on a Mercedes Sprinter 3500 chassis Length: 22'9" / Height: 10' / Width: 8' (7' with folded mirrors) / Equipped with 4 solar panels
They are a wonderful couple. When they arrived we had a lovely chat and heard about some of their adventures. Since we are new at this it is nice to hear about some of the places they have visited. They are welcome here anytime they are in the area
Interesting time chatting with these folks. Very easy to accommodate and left their site exactly as they found it. would welcome them back anytime.
These guests have been using Boondockers Welcome for a lot longer than us as hosts and provided some great exchanges of information about other suggested stays they have had. We were their first stop on an exciting 6 week adventure. Bon voyage.
Nathalie and Denis are wonderful couple, friendly, quiet, interesting, with tales of travels past. We would welcome these kind folks anytime again in the future.
Nathalie and Denis were courteous, respectful, discreet and peaceful guests. We had a very interesting chat about their travels and they are a very interesting and entertaining couple. I would host them again any time!
Nathalie et Denis ont été courtois, respectueux, discrets et très paisibles. Nous avons eu la chance de jaser un peu à propos de leurs nombreuses aventures; ils forment un couple très intéressant avec une expérience qu'ils adorent partager. Je les accueillerais encore sans hésiter!
Welcomed Nathalie and Denis as my first BW guests. And I was thankful that for my first time, they were experienced guests. (I may only be supplying a driveway, I was still somewhat nervous).
Immediately upon arrival, we connected. And spent many minutes chatting about our traveling experiences, photography and to top it off astronomy.
They helped me a lot in "getting the feel" of being a host.
Nathalie and Denis are straightforward, keep it simple and very friendly. They are welcomed back anytime. I recommend them to other BW hosts.
And like the message we usually hear at the end of a flight;
"I am aware that you have the choice of many other hosts, so I wish to thank you for choosing my place"
Des gens sympathiques et respectueux de l’environnement.
Je les recommande fortement
It was pleasure to host Denis and Nathalie, and so happy they enjoyed our rural existence.
Tres agréable rencontre à notre résidence mais un séjour trop court.Denis et Nathalie seront toujours le bienvenue chez nous.
Our guests were lovely people, courteous of the property. Friendly and generous with their travel experiences. We will welcome them back.
Hosted Dennis and Nathalie for a second time and we enjoyed having them. Highly recommend them to other hosts. Good luck in your future travels.
Unfortunately did not get to spend much time, but they are most welcomed to come back.
We said we would host provided they share photos of Newfoundland which they did. But not all seven thousand! They would make super travel guides - so passionate about what they experienced. Their photos of icebergs and puffins are worthy of National Geographics.
We had a great visit with Denis and Nathalie, talking about their well researched plans for several weeks in Newfoundland. Learned a lot about our night sky and Ontario’s canal system. A most enjoyable couple to have visit.
We had a delightful visit with our first guests of the season. They came bearing gifts! We shared our love of travelling on land and on the sea. They are a friendly, interesting and respectful couple giving us the notice we ask for and arrived when they said they would. We hope they will stop in again with tales of Newfoundland.
Denis et Nathalie sont sympathiques et généreux. Ils nous ont fait visiter leur beau Vr. Ils ont eu la gentillesse de nous donner plein d'informations sur celui-ci. Je les recommande sans hésitation comme visiteurs. Bonne route Denis et Nathalie.
Two Nice peuples to meet and chat with- it was most informative to share our RVing expérience - We hope to welcome them again- Jean Pierre et Jocelyne
Unbeknownst to all of us at the Boondockers Welcome booking stage, we found out that Denis and I worked together many years ago.
Denis and Nathalie have a wonderful Class B RV that is equipped to truly be 'off grid' - so they didn't even connect to our electricity!
We shared some memories and gave them some hiking destinations and fossil beds nearby - they sent us photos!
They very kindly left us with a block of cheese made close to where Denis grew up in Eastern Ontario.
I'd recommend Nathalie and Denis to any prospective hosts! A wonderful couple. They are welcome back at any time!
One thing we love about hosting is that even when we aren't on the road ourselves we can hear about our guests travels. These two were traveling home to Canada after viewing the eclipse. They were so kind to share their stories, their astrological expertise, and their delicious Canadian beer. Seeing craters on the moon, the rings of Saturn, and the moons of Jupiter through their telescope was a real treat for us and our children (and our OTHER Boondockers Welcome guest we had that night!). We would welcome them to stay with us any time.
Hosted this wonderful couple for two nights and enjoyed visiting with them. Look forward to seeing them again.