Canoe-camping, the ultimate challenge for nature lovers, is available from mid-May to mid-October. Sites are accessible by canoe.

You would like to enjoy a fishing experience? From June 21 to August 12, some sites are exclusively offered with a daily fishing permits and fishing rights.

Fees and schedule  
Reservations
Equipment and facilities
Equipment to bring
A few rules concerning canoe-camping

Fees and schedule

  • On sites with fireplace: $24.50 per night, for two people (including firewood)
  • On sites without fireplace: $15.70 per night, for two people
  • On sites with fishing experience: $35.30 per night, for two adults who may be accompanied by up to two children less than 16 years of age
  • From May 16 to October 14, 2019
  • Canoe-camping sites on Caribou Lake, baie des Onze-Îles and Bay Cobb will be closed for the 2019 season. Click here for more details.
  • Canoe-camping sites 1 to 5 on Édouard Lake will be closed from Monday to Thursday, from June 3 to 21. Click here for more details.
  • Canoe-camping site 1 on Marie Lake will be closed from July 2 to October 14. Click here for more details.
  • Waber Lake is reachable by Wapizagonke Lake (4 km) and Wapizagonke-Waber Portage (3 km).
  • To avoid a long trip, access through the Saint-Mathieu entrance remains the best option to reach canoe-camping sites 1 to 6 on Wapizagonke Lake. The nearest boat rental is located at the Shewenegan Picnic Area.
  • To access canoe-camping sites 7 to 15 on Wapizagonke Lake, we strongly recommend to use the Saint-Jean-des-Piles entrance. The nearest boat rental is located at the Wapizagonke Picnic Area.
  • During the Défis du Parc 2019, the Parkway will be closed:
    • Between 9 pm and 5 pm, from Friday, September 6 to Saturday, September 7, between the Rivière à la Pêche Service Center and Le Passage Lookout.
    • Sunday September 8, from 8 am to 12:30 pm, between Edouard Lake and Le Passage Lookout.
  • All backcountry canoe-camping sites except the following ones, will also be closed September 6 and 7, 2019:
    • Wapizagonke Lake: #1, #2, #3, #4, #5, #6, #7, #8, #9 (parking permitted on Shewenegan Parking Lot only)
    • Lac à la Pêche : #1, #2
    • Isaïe Lake: #1

Reservations

All canoe-camping sites can be reserved using the Parks Canada Reservation Service. This service has all the information you need concerning reservation procedures and refund policy.

Start of reservations: January 16, 2019, from 8 am
Internet: www.reservation.pc.gc.ca
Telephone: 1-877-737-3783 (1-877-RESERVE) from 8 am to 6 pm
Telephone (Outside of North America): 1-519-826-5391
TTY: 1-866-787-6221

La Mauricie National Park has three boat rental offices where you can rent boats for your stay.

Equipment and facilities 

Canoe campsites are available on Anticagamac Lake, Édouard Lake, lac des Cinq, Dauphinais Lake, Marie Lake, Waber Lake, Wapizagonke Lake and lac à la Pêche. Wood fires are permitted only at certain lakes, in the fireplaces provided for this purpose. Each site is equipped with a maximum of four tent platforms, which are quite spread out, as well as a picnic table, a dry toilet and a bear-proof food hanger.

Equipment to bring

Canoe-campers must see to bringing whatever other supplies and equipment are required for their entire length of stay. The following is a non-exhaustive list of things to bring:

  • Sleeping bag, blankets and ground sheet
  • Canoe, paddles and life jacket
  • Food, drink and container for water
  • Clothing
  • Dishware, cookset
  • Rope for hanging food
  • Flashlight
  • Matches or lighter
  • Insect repellent

A few rules concerning canoe-camping

In addition to the national park’s general rules, canoe-campers must follow a few additional rules:

  • The holder of an activity permit and the members of his/her group must comply with the activities, duration and places specified on the permit as well as with park regulations. In addition, they must have this permit on them when travelling throughout the park.
  • The following schedule must be complied with:
    • Arrival time on site: After 3 pm
    • Check-out time: by 11 am
    • Quiet hours from 11 pm to 7 am
  • Subject to fine and/or expulsion, it is forbidden to:
    • behave in a way that disturbs others (partying, etc.);
    • keep one’s site in a condition deemed unsatisfactory by the park superintendant.
  • Canoe-camping is permitted only on designated sites.
  • No pets are allowed in boats or in the backcountry.
  • Motorboats are prohibited on all park lakes.
  • It is forbidden to light or maintain a fire anywhere except in fireplaces. It is forbidden to use dead wood or wood taken from the forest to light or maintain a fire.
  • You must collect your garbage and leave it in the receptacles designed for that purpose.