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La Mauricie National Park

Four canoers paddling on a lake

Canoeing and row-and-go canoes

What better way to discover the park than by boat? Paddle leisurely along some of the Mauricie region’s most breathtaking lakes, cast your line, and try your luck at hauling out delectable wild trout! For something challenging, how about a canoe camping expedition in the middle of the wild?

The Mauricie region is canoe country, so come and experience for yourself the true essence of nature at YOUR national park. Over thirty lakes are accessible both off of the Parkway and through a network of canoe trails. Will you be seduced by one of our lakes?

Boat rental service

A range of rental options are available to suit your every need: daily, hourly, half-day, or several day rentals are available upon presentation of a valid ID.

Our boat offering

  • Canoe
  • Light canoe
  • Single kayak
  • Two-person kayak
  • Stand-up paddleboard (SUP)

Boat rentals include:

  • individual life jackets
  • a safety kit
  • paddles

Boat rental office location

  • Shewenegan Picnic Area
  • Wapizagonke Picnic Area
  • Lac Edouard Picnic Area

Boat rental offices opening hours

Rates

For rate information or to make a reservation, please visit LocationCanot.com


Row-and-go canoes - New!

Thanks to row-and-go canoes, discovering less frequented areas has never been easier. This new concept gives you the opportunity to go out on a lakeside expedition in the backcountry without having to portage. Row-and-go canoes are currently offered at both lac du Caribou and at lac à la Pêche.

How to rent a row-and-go canoe in four steps

  1. Visit LocationCanot.com or drop by one of our boat rental offices.
  2. Leave a $30 deposit for some paddles, an individual life jacket, and a safety kit. We will also provide you with a token that will unlock your canoe.
  3. Get the most from your boat and take full advantage of your canoeing experience.
  4. At the end of the day, return the canoe to its spot, and bring the token and equipment back to the rental office before closing time to get your deposit back.

A few canoeing safety tips

  1. When canoeing, you must have a safety kit, a bailer, and wear a life jacket.
  2. Plan your outing according to the weather.