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La Mauricie National Park

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November 2015

The Park as a gift!

Deux skieurs
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Some dream of a White Christmas, others offer a winter bright in colour! Are you looking for an original and guaranteed to please gift idea to slip under the tree? Offer a cross-country skiing or snowshoeing winter pass to La Mauricie National Park. 

To order a pass, contact us at 819 538-3232. The pass will be sent to you by mail in a lovely package ready to be offered to someone near and dear to you.

Have a happy winter!

August 2015

The Shewenegan snack is getting a makeover!

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

July 2015

Your park is getting a makeover!

Parka at work
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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.
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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

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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