An invitation to participate!
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Parks Canada is currently working on a revised management plan for La Mauricie National Park. This is important work, as the plan will guide decisions about the protection, enhancement and operation of the park for the next ten years (2021–2031).

Following several meetings and concept development activities with partners, stakeholders, Indigenous communities and various groups and institutions related to the park, a draft management plan has been developed.

We now invite you to participate in the reflection on the future of La Mauricie National Park by giving us your opinion on the draft management plan. Share your views and suggestions through a virtual public consultation period from May 25 to June 25, 2021.

 

Your opinions and comments will be received, reviewed and incorporated into the management plan to the extent possible. While Parks Canada will not be able to incorporate every suggestion and detail into this strategic management plan, your ideas and comments will be heard and will help shape future park decisions and operations.

La Mauricie National Park is a collective asset – it belongs to you! Join the Parks Canada team in developing a common vision, continuing to protect and promote the discovery of this unique place.

Geneviève Caron
Superintendant
La Mauricie and Western Quebec Field Unit

Parks Canada mandate
On behalf of the people of Canada, we protect and present nationally significant examples of Canada's natural and cultural heritage, and foster public understanding, appreciation and enjoyment in ways that ensure the ecological and commemorative integrity of these places for present and future generations.

La Mauricie National Park is...
  • Rock paintings on granite representing a turtle and a red triangle
    A territory that has been fre-
    quented for thousands of years
  • A lake landscape in autumn with reddish forests
    Typical forests and iconic
    landscapes
  • The waterfalls and swirls of a tumultuous river
    A profusion of lakes and
    waterways
  • A wolf
    A diversified fauna and flora,
    sometimes rare or unique
  • A conservation worker pulls a log out of a lake
    Protected and restored
    nature
  • A young family canoe-camping
    Adventures and unforgettable
    moments
  • A naturalist shows a frog to a group of children
    A place of renewal and
    of discoveries
  • A young woman on a wooded hilltop in winter
    Accessible experiences in
    all seasons

1970-2020

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50 years - 1970-2020.

A beaver logo appears on screen.
"La Mauricie National Park, 50 years" appears on a wide shot of a lake criss-crossing a giant park.
Someone is paddling a canoe. A great blue heron flies above the surface of the water.
The camera flies over a body of water edged by evergreens. Several canoeists paddle across a lake.
Mist covers a body of water, caressing a docked canoe.
"Celebrate with us half a century of conservation, experiences and memories" appears on screen.
parkscanada.gc.ca/mauricie50 appears,followed by the Parks Canada logo.
Copyright Her Majesty the Queen in Right of Canada represented by Parks Canada, 2019 appears, followed by the Government of Canada logo.

HAVE YOUR SAY!

It's time to speak up, what you have to say is important! You can influence the management of La Mauricie National Park for the next ten years!

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Discover the Management Plan

The draft of the new management plan

The following is a summary of the contents of the next management plan that will guide the management of La Mauricie National Park for ten years. Discover the park's vision for the future! See how this beautiful place will be protected and enhanced for years to come!


Future vision for the park

Guardian

La Mauricie National Park is the guardian of a splendid, authentic and wild nature. It offers a seemingly endless panorama of hills covered with forests whose colours change with the seasons. A constellation of majestic lakes, streams, waterfalls and rivers completes this landscape and makes it very attractive.

Preserved nature

Representative of the Precambrian region of the St. Lawrence River and the Great Lakes, the national park's forest, lake and wetland ecosystems have been preserved and are recovering with human support. Biodiversity is vibrant, species at risk are protected and the park as well as the surrounding areas offer them an environment conducive to their recovery and free movement. Environmental protection efforts are reinforced by the adoption of clean technologies and sustainable practices, both in operations and in visitor experience programs.

Connecting to nature and sustainable tourism

The national park is a place to recharge and connect with nature. Aware of the value of the exceptional natural spaces that surround them, visitors engage in activities in a manner that is consciously respectful of the environment. Parks Canada and community initiatives to restore and preserve ecosystems are an integral part of the visitor experience and are understood and supported by the public. The park is recognized as a model of sustainable and environmentally friendly tourism.

Experiences for all

Easily accessible, the national park welcomes visitors in all seasons. The quality and diversity of visitor experience attract a varied audience, regardless of their familiarity or interest in outdoor activities. In addition, each area of the park offers a different vibe that satisfies even the most varied tastes and interests, making the park an idyllic place where every visitor can have a unique experience.

Thousands of years of history to discover

The park is the scene of several thousand years of human occupation and bears witness to a past that is filled with history. Each period has left its mark, from use of the land by First Nations, through logging and hunting and fishing clubs, to the more recent period before the creation of the national park. The traces of these adventures can be found at the bend of a path, deep in the forest or on the banks of lakes and rivers. The most important ones are accessible to visitors, showcased and protected. The diversity of perspectives and stories reinforces the uniqueness of this territory. As a place of dissemination and collaboration, the national park allows First Nations to perpetuate their cultures, their knowledge and their values as they relate to the territory, and to make them known to visitors. It is also a place where the Mauricie cultural community can express itself and where local traditions, past and present, can be showcased. In this way, the park raises the regional profile and allows visitors to discover its rich living heritage.

A partner of choice

A recognized regional player and partner in terms of tourism, conservation, economy and culture, La Mauricie National Park works with communities, First Nations, partners, local organizations and the general public. Concerted actions generate positive spin-offs for all and strengthen the region's reputation and allure.

Memories of a lifetime

La Mauricie National Park charms with its authenticity and beauty of its wilderness, its history and its traditions. Inspirational experiences and memories that can be created here lead to a strong sense of attachment and enthusiasm among visitors, partners, community organizations, First Nations, employees, the general public and local residents.

Proposed strategies

1. Protecting natural heritage and acting to restore its integrity

This strategy focuses on protecting the integrity of the park's natural heritage through conservation programs, participatory activities, and outreach integrated with visitor experience. Parks Canada will work closely with managers of the surrounding lands, local partners and organizations, stakeholders, First Nations and the general public.

2. Protecting the traces of the past and sharing stories

This strategy underscores Parks Canada's commitment to continue its efforts to document the rich history of the park and to share its stories with visitors and the general public. This approach will include cooperation and participation of First Nations, partners, community organizations and the public. The strategy also consists of continued efforts to protect the most significant elements of cultural heritage.

3. A diversity of experiences in all seasons, in a unique natural and cultural setting

This strategy consists of improving and diversifying the national park experience according to the needs and expectations of traditional and new national park target audiences such as families, youth, cultural communities and newcomers. This approach will be applied in a manner that is sustainable and consistent with the conservation and environmental protection objectives of the national park.

4. A national park that is accessible and well integrated into the regional community

This strategy aims at continuing to work closely with the community and to take part in a concerted regional development approach. All parties benefit from the positive spin-offs and improve their positioning. In order to be regionally and even nationally relevant, the park will also seek to provide experiences to a greater diversity of visitors, regardless of their ability, culture, social status, gender identity and expression, sexual orientation or age.

For more information on the strategies and their implementation, please refer to the draft management plan below.

Draft Management Plan

Download the Complete Draft Management Plan (PDF, 828 KB)

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A survey to express your opinion

In this survey, we present key strategies and seek your input on several objectives of the draft management plan. Help us evaluate their level of importance to you and tell us what you think. Click on the icon.

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Step 1: Discover the draft management plan

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Step 2: Take the survey

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