We rarely head out for an outdoor adventure with the expectation that something will go wrong, and most times everything will go right. However, sometimes the unexpected happens and when it does, it’s important that you are well informed and well prepared to minimise the negative impact of unfortunate circumstances.

Visitors can count on members of Parks Canada, as well as volunteers from the Canadian Ski Patrol to help during emergency situations.

For general information on how to stay safe when enjoying the outdoors visit Adventuresmart.

For important information about staying safe while enjoying La Mauricie National Park, please explore the topics below :

How to ensure your safety?

Regardless of the time of year and the activities enjoyed, visitors to the Park are responsible for their own safety.

Safety on the road

For your safety and that of the other visitors, it is essential that you respect all traffic signs and other road users.

Safety on the water

With 1,000 ways to play in 150 lakes, this park offers many opportunities to participate in water and nautical activities. Choose wisely.

Safety on the land

Hiking, biking or camping: be sure to have all of the necessary equipment and physical abilities to guarantee your safety.

Safety in winter

As with all summer activities, park visitors are asked to properly prepare and plan their visit to ensure their own safety.

Safety and wildlife

During your visit, you may come across an animal in its natural habitat. Take full advantage of this memorable experience while watching out for your safety and the animal’s peace and quiet.

Safety is everyone’s responsibility. At Parks Canada, we do our part to make sure you can have a safe visit by assessing the risks, managing hazards, and making sure that safety information is freely available to everyone. You can do your part as visitors by making sure you seek out the information you need to stay safe and make well informed decisions while enjoying these special places. Visit our websites and stop at a visitor center to speak with our employees for the most up to date information. Make sure you are fully prepared for whatever activities you choose to participate in so you can have a safe, enjoyable and memorable visit.

Since cellular services cover only certain areas of the park, be sure that you always take all necessary measures to ensure your safety.

La Mauricie National Park emergency service:
Telephone: 819-536-3180

  • contact La Mauricie National Park emergency service; or
  • notify a Canadian Ski Patrol employee or volunteer; or
  • go to the nearest telephone booth or emergency radio (see the map of La Mauricie National Park).