La Mauricie National Park

Three girls smiling as they picnic at a table by the lake. 
Summer picnic at the edge of Édouard Lake. © Parks Canada

Picnicking and Swimming

Enjoy a picnic or a splash in the water with friends or family in unique, exceptional locations. Numerous rest stops and picnic areas are accessible from the Parkway, most of which offer charming lake views or serve as starting points for hikes.


Shewenegan Picnic Area and Waterfalls

Facilities and services

  • Boat rental office
  • Snack bar
  • Washroom facilities
  • Phone booth
  • Beach
  • Picnic tables
  • Hibachis
  • Boat launch
  • Nearby hiking trail network

The waterfalls are just a few minutes walk from the Shewenegan picnic area.


Wapizagonke Picnic Area and Waber Falls

Facilities and services

A visit to Waber Falls involves a one-hour canoe trip and an additional hour of walking.


Lac Edouard Picnic Area and Beach

Facilities and Services

  • Boat rental office
  • Snack bar
  • Washroom facilities
  • Beach
  • Picnic tables
  • Hibachis
  • Boat launch
  • Beach
  • Children’s play area
  • Nearby interpretive trail

The beach and lake are a few minutes walk from the Lac Edouard Picnic Area.


Safety

  • Glass containers are prohibited on the beaches and in the Cascades sector.
  • Lifeguard services are not available.