By working in collaboration with respected organisations that share our values, Parks Canada is able to better deliver its promise to Canadians by continuing to be a world leader in the protection and presentation of Canada’s natural and cultural heritage. We believe in sharing leadership and working with our partners to offer unique, inspiring opportunities for Canadians to discover our treasured places and to achieve extraordinary results.

We are proud to be formally collaborating with the following partners:

Association Forestière de la vallée du Saint-Maurice 
Info-Nature Mauricie
The Canadian Ski Patrol (CSP)
Société de protection des forêts contre le feu (SOPFEU)

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Association Forestière de la vallée du Saint-Maurice

L’AFVSM (Website in French only) is a not-for-profit organization committed to three areas:

Educating young people to respect the values of the forest environment and the sustainable development of forests by means of an educational program;

Promoting the rational use and integrated resource management of the environment through various activities, including conferences, workshops, etc.;

Raising awareness amongst the public, young people and other stakeholders about the importance of the forest through wilderness visits.

Parks Canada’s expertise and conservation projects are showcased in articles and public conferences presented by the association. 

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Cyclo-Mauricie, in association with La Mauricie National Park, organizes each year, two large-scale activities in the National Park. During Les Défis du Parc, which is Canada’s largest sport cycling gathering, participants at all levels can take on a variety of challenges in several events on bike and on foot.


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Info-Nature Mauricie

Info-Nature Mauricie is associated with La Mauricie National Park and the Forges du Saint-Maurice National Historic Site since 1982. The non-profit organization participates in various ways in the park’s activities, by making the public more aware of the importance of protecting environmental and heritage resources, by promoting the discovery and appreciation of the natural and cultural heritage and by managing the Wabenaki and Andrew Lodges.

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Canadian Ski Patrol (CSP)

The Canadian Ski Patrol (CSP) is a charitable organization which promotes safety and injury prevention, mostly in ski areas. At La Mauricie National Park, in summer and winter alike, volunteers certified by CSP patrol in paths and on lakes and are present during special events to ensure visitors’ safety and to provide first aid and first care.

First Aiders, come join us!

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Société de protection des forêts contre le feu (SOPFEU)

The Société de protection des forêts contre le feu (SOPFEU) (French only) is an organization which helps prevent forest fires and insures security for the hundreds of forest fires that affect Quebec annually. This Society cooperates with La Mauricie National Park by helping to determine the fire weather index. It also offers courses and supports our employees during the prescribed fires that favour the natural renewal of forests.