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La Mauricie National Park

What's New

August 2015

The Shewenegan snack is getting a makeover!

From the beginning of August, the Shewenegan Picnic Area’s Snack will be under construction. A brand new food service will open its doors in spring 2016.

Although the picnic area will remain open, the site could generate noise. If you wish to eat in complete tranquility, choose instead to go to the Esker Picnic Area, just 3 km from the entrance of St- Mathieu-du-Parc. You can also reach the Esker from the Shewenegan Picnic Area by the Vallerand Trail (a 1.5 km walk).

Overview of the future Shewenegan Picnic Area’s Snack
Overview of the future Shewenegan Picnic Area’s Snack

July 10, 2015

Parka at work
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Your park is getting a makeover!

From July 7 to September 18, 2015, there will be major works on the Parkway on the first six kilometres in the St-Jean-des-Piles sector. During this period, traffic will be alternating and works will be suspended every weekend.

Once completed, the refurbishment work on the Parkway will offer a contemplative and safe experience for visitors, who will be able to enjoy magnificent views and ease of circulation on the Park’s main artery.


May 2015

Counting for loon protection!

A loon and his young on a lake.
© Parks Canada

Canoers, canoe-campers, kayakers and fishers, to your binoculars! Throughout the summer, become scientists for a day and write down your observations on the loons and their young. Your participation will help the conservation team count the loons and will help in the efforts to conserve this emblematic bird!

For more information


Park opening

Bird's eye view of the Parkway.
© Parks Canada

Come enjoy nature and the great outdoors! From May 15 to October 12, La Mauricie National Park will be opening wide its doors. With your family or friends, set off in question of adventure or enjoy a nature break. An array of educational and recreational activities is in store for you so that you can discover the natural and cultural treasures of this protected area.

Our recreational activities
Our educational activities


Take advantage of early bird rates!

A bird sitting on a branch.
© Parks Canada

From May 15 to 31, 2015, early bird rates will apply on season passes. Visitors wishing to take advantage of this discount may go to either of the park’s two entrances. Season passes are valid only during the summer season, which runs from May 15 to October 12, 2015.

View fee schedule.



April 2015

Your red chairs have arrived!

The first set of red chairs has been installed at the Lac aux Chevaux lookout on the Solitaire Lake trail.
© Parks Canada

The new red chairs are now set up in La Mauricie National Park! Your choices determined the three new sites: Lac Rosoy Lookout, Vide-Bouteille Beach, and Anticagamac Lookout. You will be able to enjoy their breathtaking views right from the beginning of the 2015 summer season! For more information, visit the red chairs page.

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