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La Mauricie National Park

What's New

June 2014



Splash! is a new family experience you can enjoy in a canoe, on a bike, at the beach or in your swimsuit. To do so, there is now a booklet of fun activities, riddles and contests to actively guide parents and their children aged 6 to 12 years in their discovery of the sectors surrounding Bouchard Lake, Édouard Lake, Lac du Fou and the magnificent Waber Falls. Follow your guides: Maurice and his friend Hubert, the loon, will treat you to a truly awesome experience! Pick up your Splash! kit at one of the two visitor reception centres.

June 2014



Discover the BioKit, an interactive tool that reveals the Shewenegan area’s biodiversity. In the form of an interactive booklet with sections for personal notes, it enables participants to jot down their observations, make drawings, take pictures and then share their discoveries with their friends. The Biokit is available free of charge for download at or in hard copy at La Mauricie National Park’s visitor reception centres or campground kiosks.

MEC Big Wild Challenge

Dedicate your next trip to wilderness conservation!

Help protect Canada's precious natural places by turning your next outdoor trip in La Mauricie National Park into a Big Wild Challenge! Whether you're day-hiking with family, paddling through your favourite lake or a heading out to the back-country, you can make it count even more by raising money for nature.

Make your trip a Big Wild Challenge - help save the places you love!

Prescribe Burning

May 12, 2014

Prescribed Burning

La Mauricie National Park will today and tomorrow be proceeding with a prescribed fire in the Lac des Cinq area. Park authorities would like to inform the public that this prescribed fire is a planned step to restore the forest cover in this section of the park.

During the operation, smoke will be visible near the burn area, in the territory directly north of La Mauricie Park, and from Highway 155. Access to the burn area will be controlled to ensure the safety of the operation. SOPFEU has endorsed the project and will provide support if required.

It is with great enthusiasm that La Mauricie National Park is entering a new phase of its fire management program. For the first time prescribed fire will be used to rejuvenate the forest and ensure the protection of biodiversity associated with young habitats. The forests of the park are ageing in the absence of fire. The landscape is losing young habitats so important for many animals and plants. With this prescribed fire the park aims to rejuvenate an area of ​​1,900 hectares Ouest of Dauphinais and Des Cinq lakes. This ambitious project has been carefully planned and will be implemented in several phases during the year.

Prescribed burning

A naturalist an a visitor observing a bird.

May, 2014

Spring Activities with Naturalists

Saturdays and Sundays, from May 31 to June 15, Naturalists wait for you to share their knowledge and enthusiasm. Discovery activities and bird observation will fascinate everyone. Come learn while having fun!

Spring Activities

Bird's eye view of the Parkway.

May, 2014

Park opening

Come enjoy nature and the great outdoors! From May 16 to October 13, La Mauricie National Park will be opening wide its doors. With your family or friends, set off in question of adventure or enjoy a nature break. An array of educational and recreational activities is in store for you so that you can discover the natural and cultural treasures of this protected area.

Our recreational activities

Our educational activities

A bird sitting on a branch.

May, 2014

Take advantage of early bird rates!

From May 16 to 25, 2014, early bird rates will apply on season passes. Visitors wishing to take advantage of this discount may go to either of the park’s two entrances. Season passes are valid only during the summer season, which runs from May 16 to October 13, 2014.

View fee schedule

A group of women wearing pink clothes.

May, 2014

The “pink ones” are now training!

The 205 women members of the 2014 Women’s Team (Website in French only) have now begun their training ahead of their participation in the Défis du Parc sporting event next September. Throughout the next eight months, they will use La Mauricie National Park as their playground for several sport and recreational activities. Genuine “everyday” athletes, their determination and personal histories are a source of inspiration. Watch them go: you’re sure to see the “pink ones” everywhere in the park this year.

Reserve now for your campsite!

April 4, 2014

Reservation Service

Beginning of reservations for camping as of April 9, the Parks Canada Campround Reservation Service will be operational. The campers wishing to plan their outing at the park will be able to reserv on-line or by telephone, a semi-serviced camping site or an Parks Canada oTENTik.

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April, 2014

Join us on Facebook!

La Mauricie National Park now has its own official Facebook page. Come share your passion for this wonderful place, where nature, outdoor recreational activities and fun are always on tap! Enrich the content of this page with stories of your adventures and discoveries, as well as your awesomest photos and videos! Offer your advice, share your experiences and come play in the park – actually or virtually!