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La Mauricie National Park

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August 17, 2016

Your park is getting a makeover

Official inauguration of the Shewenegan picnic area snack bar and investments of more than $16 million

The new Shewenegan picnic area snack bar was inaugurated this morning by Mr. François-Philippe Champagne, Parliamentary Secretary to the Minister of Finance and member for Saint-Maurice-Champlain. Furthermore, on behalf of the Minister of Environment and Climate Change and Minister responsible for Parks Canada, Catherine McKenna, Mr. Champagne announced funding of over $16 million to go toward work on the infrastructure and pursuing Parks Canada's conservation mission at La Mauricie National Park.

Included in the targeted infrastructure are the campgrounds, picnic areas, and trails. Work on the Parkway will also continue. The fire management program for the parks in eastern Canada will also benefit from this investment to pursue its objective of forest regeneration through prescribed burning.

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August 15, 2016

Your park is getting a makeover

Wonderful news to come for La Mauricie National Park

To be continued...

The Government of Canada is currently making the largest investment in infrastructure since the creation of Parks Canada 104 years ago.

An announcement will be made on August 17, 2016 concerning the investments at La Mauricie National Park.

July 28, 2016

Neo-Canadian families will discover the joys of camping at La Mauricie National Park

Un employé du parc installe un nouveau panneau de limite de vitesse.
© Parks Canada / Stéphane Daoust

No less than 104 people, all from Neo-Canadian families, will discover the joys of camping as a result of the Learn to Camp activity, which will be held from July 30 to 31, 2016 at La Mauricie National Park. An outing in a rabaskaw, hiking in the forest, tales and legends around the fire, and an overnight in the tent will be on the schedule of this activity this year. A Parks Canada partner, the MEC team will show families how to use the equipment needed for camping, equipment that will be lent to them for the occasion.

For a number of years, Learn to Camp in La Mauricie National Park has offered Neo-Canadian families the opportunity to discover Canada's cultural and natural treasures.

The entire La Mauricie National Park team wishes them a pleasant stay!

May 26, 2016

8 new speed zones on the Parkway

A park employee installs a new speed limit sign.
© Parks Canada

Be on the lookout for traffic signs this summer. Eight new speed zones will make the Parkway even safer.

Take the opportunity to admire some of the most beautiful landscapes of La Mauricie National Park. For two years, the lookouts have been featured so that the road can reveal marvellous discoveries, just like when one is on a trail.

In addition, a flexible pedestrian beacon now clearly indicates the Rivière à la Pêche pedestrian crossing.

Enjoy your travel on the Parkway!

May 19, 2016

Official opening on May 19 confirmed

Three girls sitting at a picnic table near a lake.
© Parks Canada

La Mauricie National Park is officially open. Visitors can now enjoy all its facilities, which are functional, safe and accessible.

By the end of May, our teams will complete certain cosmetic work, such as the removal of fallen branches on the camping ground or the thorough cleaning of shelters. We thank all our visitors for their understanding.

Have a great start to the season in this first-rate location to connect with nature: YOUR La Mauricie National Park.

May 11, 2016

Complete Opening of the Park
Postponed Until May 19

Le lac Wapizagonke encore partiellement gelé.
© Parks Canada

Because of the persistent cold weather and snow, the park's management will proceed with only a partial opening of the services this Friday, May 13, 2016. The Saint-Jean-des-Piles entrance and the Rivière-à-la-Pêche sector will be open, including the Rivière-à-la-Pêche campground. The hiking trails in this sector and in the Mekinac sector will be accessible. Please note, however, that boat rental services and the Parkway will be closed.

The official complete opening of the park is thus postponed until Thursday, May 19, 2016. The main services, including the Saint-Mathieu-du-Parc entrance and the Parkway, will then be accessible and safe.

To find out about the progress of the work for the park's opening, follow us on our Facebook page or continue to visit our website on a regular basis.

February 2016

Early-bird seasonal passes now online!

Early-bird seasonal passes
© Parks Canada

Early-bird seasonal passes are available for purchase from February 15 until the last Sunday of May.

Purchase them online or by phone at 1-888-773-8888.

To take advantage of the early-bird discount, do not forget to mention the promotional code: MAURICIEWOW

January 2016

Reservations will launch!

A father takes family pictures on a camping site.
© Parks Canada

You will be able to reserve for camping at La Mauricie National Park starting January 21. Mark your calendar!
Online reservation :
Telephone: 1-877-737-3783, de 8 a.m. to 6 p.m.
Outside of North America: 1-519-826-5391
TTY: 1-866-787-6221

December 2015

New partnership with Gatineau Park

Skiers on a trail.
© NCC - Gatineau Park

From December 1st, 2015 until March 31st, 2016, la Mauricie National Park season pass holders can benefit a 50% discount on daily passes at Gatineau Park. Located just 15 minutes from downtown Ottawa, Gatineau Park offers 60 kilometers of snowshoe trail as well as a cross-country ski trail network of more than 200 kilometers.