Updated: October 15, 2021
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Important information about your visit to La Mauricie National Park
From October 12 to December 12, 2020, the Rivière à la Pêche Service Centre will be closed. However, trails and pit toilets remain available. Note that emergency services could be unavailable or considerably delayed.
The health rules dictated by the provincial public health authority apply in the park.
What's open (update: October 12, 2021)
- Parkway (between Saint-Jean-des-Piles entrance and Rivière à la Pêche service centre)
- Parking lots of available sectors
- Pit toilets of available sectors
- Domaine Wabenaki-Andrew: We recommend that you contact Info-Nature to find out about the terms and measures in place (819-537-4555 or email@example.com)
- oTENTik of the Rivière à la Pêche campground
- Lac-Solitaire, Ruisseau-Bouchard, Lac-du-Pimbina, Mekinac, Deux-Criques, Chute Parker trails
- Trail #3 accessible for trail bicycling
- À la Pêche, Isaïe (with portage)
What stays closed (update: October 12, 2021)
- Parkway (between Rivière à la Pêche service centre and Saint-Mathieu Entrance)
- Saint-Jean-des-Piles Visitor reception and interpretation centre
- Rivière à la Pêche Service Centre
- Saint-Mathieu entrance
- All the canoe-camping sites
- Mistagance, Wapizagonke and Rivière à la Pêche campgrounds
- La Clairière group campground
- Shewenegan, Wapizagonke and Lac Edouard picnic areas, including boat rentals
- Ruisseau Brodeur, Les Falaises, La Terrasse, Lac Gabet, Lac Reid, Les Cascades, La Tourbière and Lac Étienne trails
- Waber Falls
- Le Passage and Île aux Pins Lookouts
- Bouchard, du Fou, Wapizagonke and Caribou lakes
Camping during COVID-19 (update: October 12, 2021)
- Booking is mandatory via the Parks Canada Reservation Service Parks Canada Reservation Service for every camping stay (semi-serviced camping, oTENTik or canoe-camping).
- Only one family bubble per oTENTik tent is allowed.
- Washrooms and showers of the oTENTik loop service building atRivière-à-la-Pêche campground are still open.
- Common kitchen shelter: It is forbidden to eat inside.
- Parks Canada puts in place various measures to ensure health and safety, particularly in terms of maintenance procedures for service buildings. As for visitors, it is requested and expected that they respect the physical distancing and assembly restrictions.
- Should Parks Canada need to cancel a reservation due to COVID-19 closures, the reservation holder would be reimbursed in full. Similarly, should a visitor need to cancel a reservation due to new COVID-19 travel restrictions and health measures that were unforeseen at the time the initial reservation was made, they would be reimbursed in full. However, should an individual need to cancel their reservation for other reasons, including existing COVID-19 travel restrictions and health measures that were in place at the time the reservation was made, regular cancellation fees will apply.
Your safety when visiting
- Parks Canada is asking Canadians to be cautious and conservative in their use of Parks Canada administered places, to observe travel restrictions, to respect the guidance of public health experts and all public health restrictions, and to make every effort to limit the spread of COVID-19 and keep one another safe.
- The cellular network could be limited or even non-existent and rescue could be considerably delayed.
- Visit the website for information on the distance and difficulty of the trails before leaving home in order to choose a trail that is appropriate for your level.
- Security is a shared responsibility. Bring your own hygiene supplies (hand sanitizer, wipes, table cloth, etc.) and enough water and food.
- On the Parkway, adapt your driving, be respectful with the other users and pay attention to animals.
- Practice good hand hygiene by washing your hands frequently and avoiding touching your face. Use hand sanitizer when in public spaces where you must touch surfaces.
- Be extra cautious when engaging in any activities to avoid injury and/or getting lost to help minimize the demands placed on emergency response, search and rescue teams, and on the health care system.
- Leave no trace when you visit outdoor spaces. Dispose of waste by using appropriate garbage containers or taking your waste home. For more information, consult the Leave No Trace Canada program.
- Abide by all travel advisories.
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