To use the National Park or its infrastructures, a permit is often needed. There are two types of permits: event permits and business licenses.

Event permit

An event permit allows you to hold a one-time event on Parks Canada land. Examples of events include :

  • Music festivals
  • Sporting events
  • Work or community picnics with tents or other structures
  • Fundraisers

In any case, please fill the event permit application form. (PDF, 630 KB).

We evaluate your application and will inform you of our decision.

Business license

Any person or corporation doing business in La Mauricie National Park must obtain a business licence.

Business means any trade, industry, employment, occupation, activity or special event carried on in a park for profit, gain or commercial promotion, and includes an undertaking carried on in a park by a charitable organization, or by an organization or individual on a non-profit basis.

In any case, please fill the event permit application form. (PDF, 630 KB).

We evaluate your application and will inform you of our decision.

Commercial film and photography

To film or photograph in the national parks, an application must be submitted to Parks Canada ten days prior to activities. If approved, a Film/Photography Permit will be issued which outlines conditions and supplementary requirements associated with the production. This information will assist in the preparation of a film/photography application.

Please submit the filming application (PDF, 114 KB).

Drones or unmanned air vehicles (UAV)

In Canada’s national parks, the landing and take-off of an unmanned air vehicle (UAV) – also known as a drone – is prohibited. 

In Canada, a UAV is considered aircraft. Their use is governed by Transport Canada and regulated under the National Parks of Canada Aircraft Access Regulations which prohibit a person to take-off or land an aircraft in a national park. 

Anyone wishing to use a UAV in La Mauricie National Park must submit a written proposal to information.mauricie@pc.gc.ca clearly indicating how the intended use of the UAV supports the management of the park. If approved, a Restricted Activity Permit will be issued. 

As per Section 3 (1) of the National Parks of Canada Aircraft Access Regulations, the Superintendent can issue a Restricted Activity Permit for a UAV for the purpose of (a) natural or cultural resource management and protection directly related to the administration of the park; (b) any other management or control function directly related to the administration of the park; (c) public safety; or (d) law enforcement. 

A Special Flight Operations Certificate (SFOC) may also be required from Transport Canada for the UAV depending on its weight. 

If you witness the use of a UAV in La Mauricie National Park, please report the incident to an employee or contact the emergency service at 819 536-3180. 

More information:

Aeronautics Act and the Canadian Aviation Regulations that govern the use of UAV systems in Canada