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.
As of June 1, La Mauricie National Park began a gradual reopening of some outdoor areas, facilities and services. Please check our website regularly for the current status of this location and others.
Important information about your visit to La Mauricie National Park
La Mauricie National Park will be beginning its gradual seasonal closure on October 13.
From October 13 to 25, visitors will have access to the park by Saint-Jean-des-Piles entrance only. Please note that entry fees will be applicable, and season passes will be accepted.
What's open (update: October 13, 2020)
- Parkway (between Saint-Jean-des-Piles entrance and Rivière à la Pêche service centre)
- Saint-Jean-des-Pile and Saint-Gérard Entrances
- Parking lots of available sectors
- Pit toilets of available sectors
- Saint-Jean-des-Piles Visitor reception and interpretation centre
- Information desk and the washrooms located in the lounge of the Rivière à la Pêche Service Centre
- oTENTik of the Rivière à la Pêche campground, weekend only
- Lac-Solitaire, Ruisseau-Bouchard, Lac-du-Pimbina, Mekinac, Deux-Criques, Chute Parker
- Trail #3 accessible for trail bicycling
- À la Pêche, Isaïe (with portage)
What stays closed (update: October 13, 2020)
- Parkway (between Rivière à la Pêche service centre and Saint-Mathieu Entrance)
- Saint-Mathieu entrance
- Lounge, dining room, change rooms and showers at the Rivière à la Pêche Service Centre
- 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
- Domaine Wabenaki-Andrew
Camping during COVID-19 (update: October 13, 2020)
- oTENTik of the Rivière à la Pêche campground will be open only the weekends until mid-December. They must be reserved stay via the Parks Canada Reservation Service.
- Until further notice, cooking and service items (tableware, pots and pans, cutlery) are not provided in the oTENTik.
- The service building of the oTENTik loop at the Riière à la Pêche campground is open, including washrooms and showers.
- 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.
Your safety when visiting
- Parks Canada is asking visitors to follow provincial measures in place to limit the spread of COVID 19 and to follow public health experts' advice, including using good hygiene practices, maintaining two metres' physical distance and following restrictions on gatherings.
- 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 physical distancing by keeping a healthy space of two metres between you and others.
- 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.