As of June 1, La Mauricie National Park began a gradual reopening of some outdoor areas, facilities and services. Please check our website regularly for the current status of this location and others.

Created in 1970, La Mauricie National Park protects and restores ecological integrity for current and future generations. Parks Canada recognizes the importance of the work done in the past by the park’s founders, as well as the vital contributions of all the employees who have shared their expertise and passion over the past 50 years. This anniversary is also an opportunity to thank all the visitors, collaborators and partners who visit and enjoy La Mauricie National Park and contribute to its mission.

A meaningful image

Around the number 50 are images that represent the diversity of La Mauricie National Park’s ecosystem. For example, some protected species such as the wood turtle, the loon and the brook trout are depicted. The human history of the land, both ancient and modern, is symbolized by the handprint and the skier.

Happy 50th anniversary to La Mauricie National Park!

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Happy 50th anniversary to La Mauricie National Park!

The "La Mauricie National Park 50 years 1970-2020" logo appears above black-and-white archives showing a lake, mountains, trees and two men canoeing. Archival images turn to color and a woman is seen in a Parks Canada truck as well as several men wearing hard hats.

"Half a century of conservation, experiences and memories!” appears in the sky above a lake meandering across a lush green park in which fly a flock of Canada geese.

A small motor home drives along a paved road inside La Mauricie National Park. The camera flies above a body of water inside a coniferous forest.

La Mauricie National Park Superintendent Nadine Blackburn talks to the camera. She is wearing her work uniform and stands before a building in the park.

Pictures show men wearing hard hats holding a sign with the number 18 on it. Men saw a long wooden beam while others sit around a makeshift camp. A man kneeling in the water holds a fish on the surface of the water.

A black-and-white picture shows a group of men and women standing on a bank. Former Canadian Prime Minister Jean Chrétien smiles on a black-and-white picture taken at the park. Another shows him talking with a man and a woman. On another one, he is signing a document.

He is interviewed in an office.

Later, gorgeous images of various bodies of water lined with trees appear on screen.

"Over 200,000 visitors each year" appears on screen above a forest. A man wearing a blue coat walks in the forest. A man walks across a small wooden bridge spanning over a stream that flows into a larger body of water.

A sign warning of the presence of turtles over 5 km is displayed.

Five people and a young child walk along a gravel path. One person canoes.

Mayor of Shawinigan Michel Angers talks to the camera. He is in the park.

A cyclist climbs a small hill by a paved road.

Les Défis du Parc Director General Marie-Josée Gervais talks to the camera. She is wearing black and red cycling apparel. A lake stretches across a forest below.

Hundreds of cyclists participate in the Défis du Parc. From the start to the finish line, they speed on the park’s paved roads.

Former La Mauricie National Park Superintendent Marie Lavoie talks to the camera from a bank. She is wearing a white knitted sweater. She is interacting with park employees.

Visitors walk along a body of water. Sunlight is reflected in the lake.

Visitor Patrick Lessard talks to the camera. He is wearing a cap and a grey jacket.

Leaves fall onto empty picnic tables surrounded by trees.

Someone walks by a body of water in the fall. The opposite bank is full of colourful trees.

Visitors talk with park employees inside the information centre.

Several people canoe on a body of water.

“Celebrate with us 50 years… of human nature!” appears on screen above the Wapizagonke Lake.

parkscanada.gc.ca/mauricie50 appears on a black screen followed by the logos of Parcs Canada | Parks Canada and Canada.

© Her Majesty the Queen in right of Canada as represented by Parks Canada 2020