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La Mauricie National Park

Visitors enjoy a break on the deck of the service centre.  
The Rivière à la Pêche Service Centre Deck is the perfect place to recover after a winter hike. © Parks Canada

Rivière à la Pêche Service Centre

The Rivière à la Pêche Service Centre, located five kilometres from the Saint-Jean-des-Piles entrance, is the starting point for accessing our network of cross-country skiing and snowshoe trails. The Service Centre provides a variety of facilities and services.

Facilities and Services

  • Visitor information area
  • Food and bar service and equipment rental (Website in french only)
  • Sanitary facilities, including a washroom, showers and change rooms
  • Spacious dining room
  • Lounge with a fireplace
  • Modern waxing room

View the schedule of the centre facilities and services

Deck Added to Service Centre

A deck was added onto the rear of the Service Centre. Offering a view of the trailheads and the mountain overlooking Solitaire Lake, this deck is the perfect place to take a break, have a snack or enjoy a favourite beverage available from the on-site food service.

Food and bar service

Cross-country skiers and snowshoers can enjoy some light fare at the Rivière à la Pêche Service Centre. The food and bar service will be offering not only health-minded menus featuring soups and coffee but also a number of alcoholic beverages (beer and wine) with which to enhance après-ski by the fireside. Vending machines have also been installed in the dining room to provide quick snacks.

N.B.: It is forbidden to bring alcoholic beverages into the pavilion and on the terrace because the catering service has a liquor license.