July 18 is all about Conservation! The park has many fascinating, sometimes complex, projects surrounding at-risk species, the role of fire and the restoration of the lakes. Come meet the wardens of La Mauricie National Park and learn about their exciting work behind the scenes. Join them and become a park warden too!

Activities from 10 am to 3:30 pm at the Shewenegan Picnic Area.

Meet the specialists!

How do conservation specialists spend their days? Come meet them and discover their exciting projects.

A Parks Canada employee running a booth on prescribed fires.
  • Prescribed fires: careful, it’s hot!
    Learn how and why fire plays an important role in keeping the forest healthy.
  • Restoring aquatic environments: de-logging is good for their health!
    Do you know why over 10,000 logs have been pulled from the lakes?
  • Wood turtles and eastern wolves: we’re crazy for animals!
    See what’s being done to protect at-risk species.
  • Take action: 1,001 ways to get involved
    Learn how you can participate in the park’s conservation mission.
  • Protected areas: outside park boundaries
    CPAWS, the Canadian Parks and Wilderness Society – Quebec Chapter provides an overview of the situation.
    Découvrez l’importance de la forêt et du bois avec les passionnés de l'Association forestière de la Vallée du Saint-Maurice.
  • Forest environment: issues and greatest assets
    Discover the importance of the forest and wood with enthusiasts from the Association forestière de la Vallée du Saint-Maurice.

A family camping

Are you a model camper? Take the test!

Camping in nature requires a bit more care than camping in your backyard! Come check your habits in a fun way and claim your title as model camper!

Visitors listen to a naturalist

Wildlife under investigation (guided hike)

For this special Parks Day activity, a conservation specialist will take you on a fascinating forest hike to share their passion for wildlife. Keep your eyes open and learn more about the techniques used to track certain species.

Meeting location: Shewenegan Picnic Area
Schedule: 11 am and 2 pm
Duration: 90 minutes

A naturalist gives the floor to a visitor during a talk

Evening talks

Whether you are a camper or not, La Mauricie National Park’s team of naturalists invites you to discover the park’s natural and cultural treasures.

Meeting locations: Mistagance, Wapizagonke and Rivière à la Pêche amphitheatres

Schedule: 7 :30 pm
Duration: 60 minutes

Mathieu Lippé

Les amants de l’aube, Mathieu Lippé show

Talented artist and performer, Mathieu Lippé gives a pop-folk-electro performance. He cleverly combines lyrics and images to address themes of freedom, nature and the search for meaning.

Bring your blankets and chairs!

Schedule: 8 pm
Durée : 90 minutes

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