VISITORS SAFETY ALERT
FROM APRIL 1st TO MAY 14, 2015 : PARK VISITORS ARE RESPONSIBLE FOR THEIR OWN SAFETY AND MUST BE SELF-SUFFICIENT IN DEALING WITH ANY EMERGENCY THAT MAY OCCUR. NOTE THAT EMERGENCY SERVICES MAY BE UNAVAILABLE, LIMITED OR SIGNIFICANTLY DELAYED.
PLEASE ENSURE YOU:
• Have informed a contact of travel routes, return date and time;
• Are prepared for unexpected weather conditions;
• Choose an activity and route that is appropriate for your personal physical limits;
• Have all equipment necessary to safely participate in the activity you have chosen;
• Have the knowledge and equipment necessary to be able to survive multiple hours or days before help.
• Cellular telephone service is not available throughout all La Mauricie National Park;
• By choosing to proceed, you assume all legal and actual risks absolutely.
La Mauricie National Park Dispatch:
April 1st, 2015
La Mauricie National Park
Search and rescue team members in action. © Parks Canada/J. Pleau
Planning a safe visit to a national park: your responsibility as a visitor
Parks Canada also recognizes that park visitors have a certain responsibility for their own safety, and that risk management must become an integral part of their experience. While some visitors recognize the risks involved in outdoor recreation, and are prepared for their adventures, many others don't know what they're getting into. That means they're unable to choose effectively between taking a smart risk and a foolhardy one. The rising popularity of adventure travel and outdoor pursuits makes it particularly important to ensure that visitors take responsibility for their own safety. Parks Canada asks that you share the responsibility for your visit to protected heritage areas to help ensure a safe, enjoyable and memorable visit.
Your Partner: Parks Canada
Parks Canada is responsible for providing a public safety program that deals with the specific incidents and issues encountered within each heritage area. Although there is national coordination of the public safety program, levels of service and methods of dealing with incidents vary from one heritage area to the next.
As your partner in safety, Parks Canada wants to help you enjoy your trip and stay safe. To help ensure the safety of our visitors, Parks Canada engages in visitor risk management and public safety planning, builds and maintains facilities (such as trails, hazard signs and overpasses to prevent wildlife from crossing in front of traffic), and works with other government departments and non-governmental agencies to provide trip planning and safety information, as well as search and rescue services.