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:
Canadian Ski Patrol (CSP)
Société de protection des forêts contre le feu (SOPFEU)
Sentier national de la Mauricie
Located just 15 minutes from downtown Ottawa, Gatineau Park
is the meeting point of nature and outdoor enthusiasts. Visitors can take part in a range of activities on themes related to the Park’s ecology and heritage. During the winter, the Park offers 60 kilometers of snowshoe trail as well as a cross-country ski trail network with more than 200 kilometers of trails. From December 1st, 2015 until March 31st, 2016, La Mauricie National Park season pass holders can benefit a 50% discount on daily passes at the Gatineau Park Visitor Center.
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.
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!
Cyclo-Mauricie (French only), 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.
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.
is a Quebec leader in outdoor activities. In addition to offering a broad range of outdoor items in its store, this business also provides an equipment rental service, beginner’s classes and advanced training, as well as the services of skilled, certified guides for several outdoor activities. At La Mauricie National Park, Maïkan Aventure’s team of experts will be offering ice climbing and winter camping outings; in summer, it will be offering an introduction to canoe-camping.
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.