Share the road in La Mauricie National Park © Parks Canada
“Share the Road” Awareness Campaign
Returning in 2014, this awareness campaign will support initiatives aimed at maximizing our visitor’s safety on the parkway. Over the course of the season, in collaboration with the Sureté du Québec, awareness days, courtesy calls, and control operations will be planned in order to remind users of the importance of using appropriate conduct on the Park’s winding, narrow, tree-lined road. The police will also be present on a regular basis to ensure that speed limits are respected.
The parkway is a magnificent roadway that encourages contemplation. We ask that all users of the road, whether they be motorists, motorcyclists, or cyclists, drive or ride in a responsible, respectful manner to ensure their safety and that of others.
Have a good trip at La Mauricie National Park!
Search and rescue team members in action. © Parks Canada/J. Pleau
Planning a safe visit to a national park: your responsibility as a visitor
Parks Canada also recognizes that park visitors have a certain responsibility for their own safety, and that risk management must become an integral part of their experience. While some visitors recognize the risks involved in outdoor recreation, and are prepared for their adventures, many others don't know what they're getting into. That means they're unable to choose effectively between taking a smart risk and a foolhardy one. The rising popularity of adventure travel and outdoor pursuits makes it particularly important to ensure that visitors take responsibility for their own safety. Parks Canada asks that you share the responsibility for your visit to protected heritage areas to help ensure a safe, enjoyable and memorable visit.
Your Partner: Parks Canada
Parks Canada is responsible for providing a public safety program that deals with the specific incidents and issues encountered within each heritage area. Although there is national coordination of the public safety program, levels of service and methods of dealing with incidents vary from one heritage area to the next.
As your partner in safety, Parks Canada wants to help you enjoy your trip and stay safe. To help ensure the safety of our visitors, Parks Canada engages in visitor risk management and public safety planning, builds and maintains facilities (such as trails, hazard signs and overpasses to prevent wildlife from crossing in front of traffic), and works with other government departments and non-governmental agencies to provide trip planning and safety information, as well as search and rescue services.
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