Canoe-camping, the ultimate challenge for nature lovers, is available from mid-May to mid-October. Sites are accessible by canoe.

You would like to enjoy a fishing experience? From June 22 to August 12, some sites are exclusively offered with a daily fishing permits and fishing rights.

Fees and schedule  
Reservations
Equipment and facilities
Equipment to bring
A few rules concerning canoe-camping

Fees and schedule

  • On sites with fireplace: $24.50 per night, for two people (including firewood)
  • On sites without fireplace: $15.70 per night, for two people
  • On sites with fishing experience: $35.30 per night, for two adults who may be accompanied by up to two children less than 16 years of age. 
  • From May 17 to October 8 2018
  • During the Défis du Parc, the Parkway will be inaccessible from 7:30 a.m. to 2:30 p.m. on Saturday September 8 and from 8:30 a.m. to 11:30 a.m. on Sunday September 9.
    All backcountry canoe-camping sites except the following sites, will also be closed September 7 and 8.
    Canoe-camping sites available during this period:
    Wapizagonke Lake: #1, #2, #3, #4, #5, #6, #7, #8, #9
    Lac à la Pêche : #1, #2

Reservations

Online reservations for canoe-camping sites.

All canoe-camping sites can be reserved using the Parks Canada Reservation Service. This service has all the information you need concerning reservation procedures and refund policy.

As of next January 17, you can reserve your canoe-camping site for the 2018 summer season.

Start of reservations: January 17, 2018, from 8 a.m.
Internet: www.reservation.pc.gc.ca
Telephone: 1-877-737-3783 (1-877-RESERVE) from 8 a.m. to 6 p.m.
Telephone (Outside of North America): 1-519-826-5391
TTY: 1-866-787-6221

La Mauricie National Park has three boat rental offices where you can rent boats for your stay. Note that the boat rental at Lac Edouard Picnic Area is not accessible for 2018. Click here for details.

Equipment and facilities 

Canoe campsites are available on Anticagamac, du Caribou, Waber, Wapizagonke and la Pêche lakes and on Cobb and Onze Îles bays. Wood fires are permitted only at certain lakes, in the fireplaces provided for this purpose. Each site is equipped with a maximum of four tent platforms, which are quite spread out, as well as a picnic table, a dry toilet and a bear-proof food hanger.

New: Fires are permitted at all sites on the lac du Caribou. 

Equipment to bring

Canoe-campers must see to bringing whatever other supplies and equipment are required for their entire length of stay. The following is a non-exhaustive list of things to bring:

  • Sleeping bag, blankets and ground sheet
  • Canoe, paddles and life jacket
  • Food, drink and container for water
  • Clothing
  • Dishware, cookset
  • Coolers, for outings that do not involve long portages
  • Rope for hanging food
  • Flashlight
  • Matches or lighter
  • Insect repellent

A few rules concerning canoe-camping

In addition to the national park’s general rules, canoe-campers must follow a few additional rules:

• The holder of an activity permit and the members of his/her group must comply with the activities, duration and places specified on the permit as well as with park regulations. In addition, they must have this permit on them when travelling throughout the park.

• The following schedule must be complied with:
-Check-in time: between 3 p.m. and 7 p.m., depending on the location of the site and the time of year.;
-Check-out time: by 11 a.m.;
-quiet time (curfew) is from 11 p.m. to 7 a.m.

• Subject to fine and/or expulsion, it is forbidden to:
-behave in a way that disturbs others (partying, etc.);
-keep one’s site in a condition deemed unsatisfactory by the park superintendant.

• Canoe-camping is permitted only on designated sites.

• No pets are allowed in boats or in the backcountry.

• Motorboats are prohibited on all park lakes.

• It is forbidden to light or maintain a fire anywhere except in fireplaces. It is forbidden to use dead wood or wood taken from the forest to light or maintain a fire.

• You must collect your garbage and leave it in the receptacles designed for that purpose.