On August 22, 1970, the agreement formalizing the creation of La Mauricie National Park was signed, thus signalling the beginning a lifelong love affair, even 50 years on.

While now a protected area, the park was used in various ways over the centuries. As the saying goes: “You can’t know where you’re going until you know where you’ve been.” So, this anniversary is an ideal time to stop and learn more about what preceded the creation of the park, as we know it today. 

The Shewenegan Picnic Area will be at its best for the occasion. Bring your lunch and eat with us before attending an unforgettable evening.

Location: Shewenegan Picnic Area 

Schedule : From 1 pm to 9 pm 


Lumberjacks of old

The logging industry had the greatest impact on the area. With timber for construction and lumber for newspaper in high demand, there was no shortage of work for lumberjacks and log drivers! Discover one aspect of their trade in the Two-Man Wood-Sawing Challenge. Don’t worry, no park trees will be cut!

Schedule: From 1 pm to 4 pm


Making floating lanterns

We all love our park and want what’s best for it. Make your own floating lantern and write your wishes on it. Join us for the evening water launch.

Schedule: From 1 pm to 4 pm

The Newlywed Ravens 

The Newlywed Ravens

Grand Duke Owl and Mr. Fox are throwing a party while a couple of crows and their bird marching band parade through the street, inviting guests to the party. Of course, nothing goes as planned!

Schedule : 4 pm and 6:45 pm

Duration : 45 minutes

It’s a party!

What sort of anniversary would it be without a huge picnic? Starting from 5 pm, bring your lunch (remember: hibachis are available on site), put on your party gear and join us at the Shewenegan Picnic Area.

Then at around 7 pm, watch as the lanterns made earlier in the day are launched on Wapizagonke Lake.

Wooden Shapes

Odyssée, Wooden Shapes show

Wooden Shapes will take you on an imaginary musical journey that is mesmerizing, captivating and imbued with emotion and transmitted through sound—at times melancholic, at times cheerful—simply arranged by an extraordinary string quartet.

The natural scenery of Shewenegan Picnic Area is the perfect setting for this unique experience where classical and epic music intertwine.

Bring your blankets and chairs!

Schedule : 7 :30 pm

Duration : 90 minutes

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