La Mauricie National Park is located north of Trois-Rivières. Halfway between Montréal and Québec City, it is a two hour drive from both cities.

While it is seductive in spring and summer because of waterfalls and many sports opportunities, it is delightful in autumn with brilliant fall colours. In winter, snowshoe excursions provide opportunities for getting out into nature. It’s the perfect place for a day trip or a weekend of camping!

In 2017, learn how to avoid the crowd by visiting our page: Best time to visit.

Use of drones

All Parks Canada places are ‘no drone zones’ for recreational use.
If you do not possess a permit or special permission to fly your drone in a Parks Canada place, please leave your drone at home.


2017 Visitor Guide cover
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Visitor Guide
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Getting here

By Vehicle

Saint-Mathieu Entrance:
leave highway 55 at exit 217
and follow the road signs towards

Saint-Jean-des-Piles Entrance:
leave highway 55 at exit 226
and follow the Chemin du parc road sign.

Notice to electric vehicle owners: For technical reasons, La Mauricie National Park electrical network does not support recharging your vehicles. For a nearby charge, go to Saint-Gérard-des-Laurentides or Saint-Jean-des-Piles.

Free admission in 2017. Other fees still apply.
Detailed fees list

Facilities and services

Accessible Facilities Accessible services
Information Information
Bus parking
Restaurant or café
Gift Shop Gift shop
Parking Parking
Picnic Shelter Picnic shelter