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La Mauricie National Park

A platoon of cyclists on the Parkway. 
Cyclists participating in Les Défis du Parc-Shawinigan. © Steve Duchesne

Road and trail closings

In order to offer participants the best environment possible, the Parkway and certain trails will be closed during the event.

From 9 p.m., September 25 until 6 p.m., September 26
The Parkway will be closed between Esker and Rivière à la Pêche.
Campgrounds will remain open to campers.

September 27, Closure of a 2-km portion of the Parkway
The Parkway will be closed from Bouchard Lake to Rivière-à-la-Pêche sector from 9:00 a.m. to 10:20 a.m. for the Défis du Parc. The hiking trails in the Rivière-à-la-Pêche sector are open except trail 3 which will be closed from 9:00 a.m. to 1:00 p.m. All the other Park services are available.

Les Défis du Parc-Shawinigan

From September 25 to 27, 2015

For eight years now, La Mauricie National Park has hosted Les Défis du Parc-Shawinigan (Website in french only), Canada’s largest sport cycling gathering. At this event, participants at all levels can take on a variety of challenges, including a mountain-biking circuit, a footrace, a triathlon or an off-trail duathlon – all in an exceptional setting!

Stands at La Mauricie National Park

Throughout the entire weekend, La Mauricie National Park staff will be manning stands dealing with the activities and services on offer at the park. Naturalists will also be on hand to provide you with insights into the natural and cultural resources of this protected area. Information, interpretation and educational games will all be available on location.

For further information about activities, registration and schedule, please visit Cyclo-Mauricie 

Défi Éco Parc

To take the “Défi Éco Parc” challenge, begin by filling out a short questionnaire (in french only) available at the stand manned by Parks Canada naturalists. You might win a season pass to La Mauricie National Park for the summer 2016 season or the winter 2015-2016 season.