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La Mauricie National Park

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Avril 2015

A Lot is Happening in Park! New in 2015

 A naturalist an a visitor observing a bird.
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Winter is hardly over and the Parks Canada team at La Mauricie National Park is already working to prepare the summer season.
To get all the latest information about what’s happening in the Park this summer:

Reservation of your canoe-camping site

12 3-season oTENTik are available at the Mistagance campground

62 additional electrified camping sites, for a total of 124

Red Chairs: to admire breathtaking viewpoints

21 different activities with naturalists, including 16 new ones

The Resource Conservation Service on the Ground


End of winter season

 End of winter season
© Parks Canada

Now that spring has arrived, La Mauricie National Park must announce that the winter season has ended. The park will resume its activities as of May 15, which coincides with the start of the summer season. Many activities will be on tap! 
Consult the summer schedule and the list of our activities.


March 2015

New! Reserve your canoe-camping site!

A young family canoeing.
© Parks Canada

Starting on April 13, all canoe-camping sites will be available for reservation through Parks Canada Reservation Service, so you can plan a comfortable expedition and ensure you get the site of your choice. To reserve, go to Reservation Type, select Backcountry Camping, and then follow the steps indicated.


January 2015

The Défis du Parc Nordique

 Kids running during Défi Nordique.
© Parks Canada

Once again, La Mauricie National Park opens its doors to the Défis du Parc Nordique. From February 18 to 21, 2015, different competitions of cross-country skiing, snowshoeing and foot races will be held to encourage everyone to come outside and enjoy the winter season.  Please note that, some cross-country trails will be closed during the event in order to provide participants with the best possible conditions. Trails closure


Spoil yourself with a chocolate fondue

 Visitors enjoy a break on the deck of the service centre.
© Parks Canada

Come celebrate Valentine’s Day by enjoying a chocolate fondue at the Rivière à la Pêche Service Centre Wi-Fi Bistro. After a snowshoe or ski trek, or to tease your sweet tooth, let yourself be tempted by our chocolate fondue. You can purchase a variety of fruits at the Wi-Fi Bistro. Offered only on Valentine’s Day while quantities last.


December 2014

Exclusively at La Mauricie National Park: “Snow tag”

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Starting mid-January, snowshoe like never before by combining sport, art, and following compass directions. Create “snow tags” on frozen lakes and admire your works from the top of the most spectacular winter lookouts! Bring your compass and GPS or borrow one for free at the Rivière-à-la-Pêche Service Centre. Upon reservation only.


Ice climbing: be the king of the mountain

Un homme escaladant une paroi de glace.
© Parks Canada

Be the king of the mountain by overcoming the impressive ice cliffs. Climbing enthusiasts and those looking for new adventures can reach the summit by taking on the challenge in extraordinary natural conditions and complete safety. This activity is organized in partnership with Maïkan Aventure.


November 2014

Breathtaking viewpoints from the Red Chairs

The first set of red chairs has been installed at the Lac aux Chevaux lookout on the Solitaire Lake trail.
©  Parks Canada

Strike a pose during your next hike. The first set of red chairs has been installed at the Lac aux Chevaux lookout on the Solitaire Lake trail (Trail no. 13).

Like other national parks across Canada, La Mauricie National Park now has red chairs. They invite you to visit the park’s most breathtaking viewpoints and to take a picture of yourself on one.

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