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La Mauricie National Park

Snowshoers running at the departure signal.
Snowshoers running at the departure signal.  © Robert Cyr

Les Défis du Parc-Nordique

From February 18 to 21, 2015

Organized by Cyclo-Mauricie, La Mauricie National Park’s Les Défis du Parc-Nordique (French website only) brings cross-country skiers and snowshoers out to enjoy some friendly competition. The for-day event features several timed activities for classic and freestyle cross-country skiers, snowshoers, runners and bykers.

La Mauricie National Park Kiosk

La Mauricie National Park staff will run a kiosk throughout the weekend to provide information about the activities and services available at the park.

Trails closure

Some cross-country trails will be closed during the event in order to provide participants with the best possible conditions.

February 18, 19 and 20: Between 8:30 am and 2:30 pm, several hundred children will be using a portion of trail 6 between Rivière-à-la-Pêche and Bouchard Lake as part of tackling their challenge. As well, trail 6A will be closed for the day. Trail No. 6A will be closed for 3 days and Trail No. 11 will be closed for the day on February 20.

February 21: Trail 6 in the Rivière-à-la-Pêche area will be the starting point of several sporting events between 9 am and 9:05 am. That day, the public will enjoy access to the trail prior to 9 am and after 9:05 am. Trails Nos. 6A and 11 will be closed for the day. Trail No. 1 will be closed between 4 and 7:30 p.m.

To learn more about the activities, registration and schedule, visit Les Défis du Parc-Nordique (French website only).