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La Mauricie National Park

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December 2014

Beginning of the winter season

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La Mauricie National Park is now officially open for the winter season. At your next visit to the park, be sure to purchase your season cross-country skiing pass. It’s an economical way of upping the number of days you can spend skiing at La Mauricie National Park.

For those of you who prefer to go snowshoeing, our network of trails is out of this world! Come play in La Mauricie National Park this winter!

Exclusively at La Mauricie National Park: “Snow tag”

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Starting mid-January, snowshoe like never before by combining sport, art, and following compass directions. Create “snow tags” on frozen lakes and admire your works from the top of the most spectacular winter lookouts! Bring your compass and GPS or borrow one for free at the Rivière-à-la-Pêche Service Centre. Upon reservation only.

Ice climbing: be the king of the mountain

Un homme escaladant une paroi de glace.
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Be the king of the mountain by overcoming the impressive ice cliffs. Climbing enthusiasts and those looking for new adventures can reach the summit by taking on the challenge in extraordinary natural conditions and complete safety. This activity is organized in partnership with Maïkan Aventure.

November 2014

Breathtaking viewpoints from the Red Chairs

The first set of red chairs has been installed at the Lac aux Chevaux lookout on the Solitaire Lake trail.
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Strike a pose during your next hike. The first set of red chairs has been installed at the Lac aux Chevaux lookout on the Solitaire Lake trail (Trail no. 13).

Like other national parks across Canada, La Mauricie National Park now has red chairs. They invite you to visit the park’s most breathtaking viewpoints and to take a picture of yourself on one.

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October 2014

Black bear

A black bear strikes a pose in the cage in which it was captured.
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At the end of September, a black bear, at least two years of age, was seen in the Wapizagonke Picnic Area. It was clearly not shy, which is atypical of most bears, and thus very uncommon. In early October, the Resource Conservation Service set up a cage: the bear was caught to recondition it to the wild. It was then relocated to a sector of the Park that is less frequented by humans.

It is important to be extra vigilant in these situations, to report any sightings, and to know what to do if you encounter a bear.