Enjoy a picnic or a splash in the water with friends or family in unique, exceptional locations. Numerous rest stops and picnic areas are accessible from the Parkway, most of which offer charming lake views or serve as starting points for hikes.

Shewenegan Picnic Area and Waterfalls

Facilities and services

  • Boat rental office
  • Canteen-Food service
  • Washroom facilities
  • Phone booth
  • Beach
  • Picnic tables
  • Hibachis
  • Boat launch
  • Nearby hiking trail network

The waterfalls are just a few minutes walk from the Shewenegan picnic area.

Esker Picnic Area and La Tourbière Trail

Facilities and services

  • Washroom facilities
  • Beach
  • Picnic tables 
  • Hibachis 

A few steps from the Esker, discover with family the beautiful interpretation trail of La Tourbière. 

Wapizagonke Picnic Area (accessible via Saint-Jean-des-Piles entrance only in 2019) and Waber Falls

Facilities and services

  • Boat rental office
  • Canteen-Convenience Store
  • Washroom facilities
  • Picnic tables
  • Hibachis

A visit to Waber Falls involves a one-hour canoe trip and an additional hour of walking.

Lac Edouard Picnic Area and Beach

Facilities and Services

  • Boat rental office
  • Canteen-Convienience Store
  • Washroom facilities
  • Beach
  • Picnic tables
  • Hibachis
  • Boat launch
  • Beach
  • Playground for children
  • Beach volleyball court
  • Sandbox with toys
  • Mini soccer nets
  • Nearby interpretive trail

The beach and lake are a few steps from the Lac Edouard Picnic Area.

Safety

  • Glass containers are prohibited on the beaches and in the Cascades sector.
  • Lifeguard services are not available.