Less than two hours from Montréal and Québec City, La Mauricie National Park takes you straight into the heart of the Laurentian forest. In a part of the country that First Nations travelled long before the establishment of the Trois-Rivières trading post in 1634, nature is at the heart of the experience. No less than 211 species of birds, including 124 nesting species, populate this territory. Even today, 93% of the area is covered by forests of 30 species of trees, including maple, birch, pine, fir and spruce. Hills and valleys crisscross the landscape, creating unique vantage points.