COVID-19 and your visit to La Mauricie National Park
Openings and services differ across the country. Please check the Parks Canada national information portal dedicated to COVID-19 for regular updates.
Important information about your visit to La Mauricie National Park
Access fees will apply from May 20 to October 11, 2021. It is possible to buy seasonal passes online or at your first visit at the park, Daily fees must be paid at the entry kiosks at Saint-Mathieu and Saint-Jean-des-Piles Entrances the day of your visit, We encourage you to favor contactless payment methods.
Reservations are mandatory for all kind of camping stay (semi-serviced camping, oTENTik and canoe-camping).
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The health rules dictated by the provincial public health authority apply in the park.
Due to COVID-19 and to ensure the safety of visitors and employees, the activities program with the naturalists is cancelled until further notice.
What's open (update: June 29, 2021)
- Parking lots
- Pit toilets
- All the lakes
- All the trails (except La Tourbière)
- Domaine Wabenaki-Andrew: We recommend that you contact Info-Nature to find out about the terms and measures in place (819-537-4555 or firstname.lastname@example.org)
- Recreational fishing
- Saint-Jean-des-Piles Visitor Reception and Interpretation Centre
- Washrooms and information desk in the Rivière à la Pêche service Centre
- Rivière à la Pêche campground
- Lac Édouard picnic area, including the beach
- Boat rental centre at Lac Édouard picnic area
- Saint-Mathieu Visitor Reception Centre
- Wapizagonke and Mistagance camgrounds
- Shewenegan, Esker and Wapizagonke picnic areas
- Boat rental centres at Shewenegan and Wapizagonke picnic areas
- Waber Falls
- Le Passage Lookout
What stays closed (update: June 29, 2021)
- Amphitheatres of Rivière à la Pêhce, Wapizagonke and Mistagance campgrounds
- Dining rooms of the Shewenegan and Lac Edouard picnic areas
- Shelters along the trails
- Lounge, dining room, changerooms, showers and lockers of the Rivière à la Pêche Service Centre
- La Tourbière trail
- La Clairière group camground
Camping during COVID-19 (update: July 13, 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.