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La Mauricie National Park

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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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October 2014

Black bear

A black bear strikes a pose in the cage in which it was captured. © Parks Canada 

At the end of September, a black bear, at least two years of age, was seen in the Wapizagonke Picnic Area. It was clearly not shy, which is atypical of most bears, and thus very uncommon. In early October, the Resource Conservation Service set up a cage: the bear was caught to recondition it to the wild. It was then relocated to a sector of the Park that is less frequented by humans.

It is important to be extra vigilant in these situations, to report any sightings, and to know what to do if you encounter a bear.