Off-season access to the park

Although La Mauricie National Park is not in operation between April 1 and May 18, access is still permitted.

The trails and outhouses in the Rivière-à-la-Pêche sector remain accessible, but the service pavilion is closed. Please note that emergency services may be unavailable or significantly delayed. By deciding to travel to La Mauricie National Park, you fully assume all risks and are responsible for your own safety.

Please note that beyond the Rivière-à-la-Pêche sector, the Promenade road remains closed to visitors until May 19.

We strongly suggest that people advise a friend or family member of their itinerary and consult the trail maps to choose a hike that suits their physical abilities. The weather can change at any time. Check the weather forecast and pack clothing and equipment accordingly.

IN CASE OF EMERGENCY: 819-536-3180
Please note that cell phone coverage is not available throughout La Mauricie National Park.

Safety on the trails — COVID-19

You are responsible for your own safety.

Signal your presence.  Allow others to pass.
Signal your presence.
Allow others to pass.
Be kind to others.
Be kind to others.
Wait your turn to avoid congestion.
Wait your turn to avoid congestion.
Infrastructures and wildlife reporting

During your hike, if you observe any damage to the infrastructure or the presence of bears, please let us know and specify the location:

Parking lots status

Rating Trail Condition Comment Links
N.A. Saint-Gérard Parking lot Closed. 01-04-2022: Park opening on May 19, 2022;  
N.A. Rivière-à-la-Pêche parking lot Closed. 01-04-2022: Park opening on May 19, 2022;  
N.A. Wapizagonke parking lot Closed. 01-04-2022: Park opening on May 19, 2022;  
N.A. Shewenegan parking lot Closed. 01-04-2022: Park opening on May 19, 2022;  
N.A. Lac Édouard parking lot Closed. 01-04-2022: Park opening on May 19, 2022;  

Entrance status - La Mauricie National Park

Rating Trail Condition Comment Links
N.A. Saint-Gérard entrance Closed. 01-04-2022: Park opening on May 19, 2022;  
N.A. Saint-Jean-des-Piles entrance Closed. 01-04-2022: Park opening on May 19, 2022;  
N.A. Saint-Mathieu entrance Closed. 01-04-2022: Park opening on May 19, 2022;  

Accessible via Saint-Jean-des-Piles Entrance

Rating Trail Condition Comment Links
Easy N° 11 - La Familiale Closed. 01-04-2022: Park opening on May 19, 2022; Trail details
Difficult N° 13 - Lac Solitaire Closed. 01-04-2022: Park opening on May 19, 2022; Trail details
Difficult N° 14 - Ruisseau-Bouchard Closed. 01-04-2022: Park opening on May 19, 2022; Trail details
Difficult Deux-Criques Closed. 01-04-2022: Park opening on May 19, 2022; Trail details
Difficult N° 15 - Lac-du-Pimbina Closed. 01-04-2022: Park opening on May 19, 2022; Trail details
Moderate Mekinac - Mekinac Closed. 01-04-2022: Park opening on May 19, 2022; Trail details
Easy La Cache Closed. 01-04-2022: Park opening on May 19, 2022; Trail details
Easy Lac Étienne Closed. 01-04-2022: Park opening on May 19, 2022; Trail details
Difficult N° 5 Multiple-use trail Closed. 01-04-2022: Park opening on May 19, 2022; Trail details
Easy N° 3 - N° 3 - Multiple-use Trail Closed. 01-04-2022: Park opening on May 19, 2022; Trail details
Moderate N° 6A Mutiple-use trail Closed. 01-04-2022: Park opening on May 19, 2022; Trail details
Moderate N° 7 Multiple-use trail Closed. 01-04-2022: Park opening on May 19, 2022; Trail details
Easy N° 9 Multiple-use trail Closed. 01-04-2022: Park opening on May 19, 2022; Trail details
Easy N° 8 Multiple-use trail Closed. 01-04-2022: Park opening on May 19, 2022;  

Accessible via Saint-Mathieu Entrance

Rating Trail Condition Comment Links
Easy Ruisseau-Brodeur Closed. 01-04-2022: Park opening on May 19, 2022; Trail details
Easy Les Cascades Closed. 01-04-2022: Park opening on May 19, 2022;  
Moderate Les Falaises Closed. 01-04-2022: Park opening on May 19, 2022; Trail details
Easy La Tourbière Closed. 01-04-2022: Park opening on May 19, 2022; Trail details
Easy Vallerand Multi-use Trail Closed. 01-04-2022: Park opening on May 19, 2022; Trail details
Easy Lac Gabet Closed. 01-04-2022: Park opening on May 19, 2022; Trail details
Easy La Terrasse Closed. 01-04-2022: Park opening on May 19, 2022; Trail details
Moderate Lac-Reid Closed. 01-04-2022: Park opening on May 19, 2022; Trail details
Moderate Chutes Waber Closed. 01-04-2022: Park opening on May 19, 2022; Trail details