By working in collaboration with respected organisations that share our values, Parks Canada is able to better deliver its promise to Canadians by continuing to be a world leader in the protection and presentation of Canada’s natural and cultural heritage. We believe in sharing leadership and working with our partners to offer unique, inspiring opportunities for Canadians to discover our treasured places and to achieve extraordinary results.
We are proud to be formally collaborating with the following partners:
Coopérative Enfant Nature
Patrouille canadienne de ski (PCS)
Sentier national de la Mauricie
Société de protection des forêts contre le feu (SOPFEU)
Altitude Sports is an online shop specializing in urbane technical and outdoor clothing. Its bilingual blog, Altitude Blog, has established itself as a reference in the field of adventure in nature and in the city: product reviews, travel stories, camping cooking chronicles and open air experimentation in all its forms. Altitude Sports is partnered with La Mauricie National Park in recounting bloggers' adventures and experiences in the Park and then publishing them on Altitude Blog.
The Trois-Rivières Club Jupiter (Website in French only) regularly brings together people to exchange on astronomy and to observe the sky. They organize volunteer educational activities, conferences, outings and special events to raise public awareness about astronomy. Club Jupiter is part of the Fédération des Astronomes Amateurs du Québec and is an important partner of La Mauricie National Park in improving the programming of activities by presenting conferences on various subjects dealing with astronomy.
Le Enfant-Nature (Website in French only) is a recognized solidarity cooperative in social economy whose mission is to reconnect children to nature with an aim of optimal development of their health and wellness. The ENFANT NATURE program and training in nature education are the two focuses of action while integrating parents as co-educators. ENFANT NATURE is an important partner of La Mauricie National Park for access by children and their families to the immense playground and terrain of discoveries that the Park represents.
Cyclo-Mauricie, in association with La Mauricie National Park, organizes each year, two large-scale activities in the National Park. During Les Défis du Parc, which is Canada’s largest sport cycling gathering, participants at all levels can take on a variety of challenges in several events on bike and on foot. Les Défis du Parc Nordique includes various timed races in cross-country skiing as well as a snowshoe geocaching loppet.
Info-Nature Mauricie is associated with La Mauricie National Park and the Forges du Saint-Maurice National Historic Site since 1982. The non-profit organization participates in various ways in the park’s activities, by making the public more aware of the importance of protecting environmental and heritage resources, by promoting the discovery and appreciation of the natural and cultural heritage and by managing the Wabenaki and Andrew Lodges and gift shops.
For the last 5 years, LES ROSES
(French only) movement has helped hundreds of women, from all over Québec, add physical activity to their lifestyle. In 2012, there were 35 women and now there are 265 of them between the ages of 16 and 67. Monthly meetings and a special training program help them achieve their ultimate goal, which is to participate in one of Les Défis du Parc competitions in La Mauricie National Park.
The Canadian Ski Patrol (CSP)
is a charitable organization which promotes safety and injury prevention, mostly in ski areas. At La Mauricie National Park, in summer and winter alike, volunteers certified by CSP patrol in paths and on lakes and are present during special events to ensure visitors’ safety and to provide first aid and first care. First Aiders, come join us!
Sentier national de la Mauricie (National Trail)
The team of volunteers associated with the Sentier national de la Mauricie
(Website in french only) see to maintaining and promoting this trail, which crosses the Mauricie region from west to east. Parks Canada is collaborating on the maintenance of a portion of the trail lying inside the La Mauricie National Park.
The Société de protection des forêts contre le feu (SOPFEU)
(French only) is an organization which helps prevent forest fires and insures security for the hundreds of forest fires that affect Quebec annually. This Society cooperates with La Mauricie National Park by helping to determine the fire weather index. It also offers courses and supports our employees during the prescribed fires that favour the natural renewal of forests.
Mauricie Tourism is a non-profit nongovernmental association that promotes regional tourist attractions. The organization informs tourists and the local population about the different activities offered at La Mauricie National Park and at the Forges du Saint-Maurice National Historic Site.