As usual, La Mauricie National Park is the perfect place to celebrate Canada Day. Just imagine the party we’ll have this year as we celebrate the park’s 50th anniversary.

Making nature your playground, living library or even your sanctuary are all ways to celebrate and be inspired. Whether you want to move, learn or simply reflect, the special July 1 programming will allow everyone to celebrate in their own way.

All of the day’s activities will take place at the Shewenegan Picnic Area.


Outdoor yoga

People doing outdoor yoga

Inhale, exhale… Let the wind, rustling tree leaves and bird songs calm you… and stretch.

PS: This activity is open to all, not just yoga enthusiasts.

Schedule: 10 am
Duration: 75 minutes
Required equipment: yoga mat


Grand Bernardo in front of his carousel

Le petit cirque du Grand Bernardo

Grand Bernardo, tamer of wild beasts, needs to tame the menagerie… of this unique carousel! To make it go around, you need to pedal and, of course, our brave tamer has plenty of other beasts to subdue. Want to hear the rest of his story? Well, come closer!

Schedule: 11:30 am and 3 pm
Duration:: 2 hrs


L’ours et le chasseur

A bear in a cottage with a hunter escaping from the chimney stack

A hunter heard that the largest black bear of its kind was in the area. Perfect timing… it’s just what his living room needs. Unfortunately for him, this animal has more than one trick up its sleeve!

Schedule: 1:30 pm and 5 pm
Duration: 45 minutes

Camping Royal

Duel of queens   Source : Robert Deleskie
Duel of queens
© Robert Deleskie

Two queens of old, accustomed to royal life, are camping with their faithful major-domo. Now that their castle has been reduced to a simple tent, they must fish for their lunch and, above all, overcome their fear of nighttime ghosts. Thank heavens they’re creative!

Schedule: 2 :15 pm and 7:45 pm
Durée : 45 minutes


Logo 50e anniversaire du Parc national de la Mauricie - La Mauricie ntional park 50th anniversary logo
Logo 50e anniversaire du Parc national de la Mauricie - La Mauricie ntional park 50th anniversary logo