What to know before your visit
Infrastructure projects in La Mauricie National Park
Some of the Completed Projects (2015-2017)

What to know before your visit

As announced in 2015, Parks Canada will be investing three billion dollars over five years towards restoring the infrastructure of national historic sites, national parks and national marine conservation areas of Canada.

This historic investment supports conservation while promoting visitor experience and making our infrastructure safer and more appealing to visitors.

When visiting La Mauricie National Park, you may encounter one or more construction zones or reduced services while we complete this important work. Please plan ahead before you travel to avoid inconvenience. Consult the following list of current infrastructure projects in La Mauricie National Park to see if any road or facility work might impact your trip.

Parks Canada must take immediate action to improve a large part of its infrastructure. Projects for asphalting, and rehabilitating bridges, culverts, and sanitation equipment, as well as certain service buildings, will be undertaken thanks to this historic investment. Visitors will thus be able to benefit from an experience that is both thought-provoking and safe, as well as magnificent vistas, and a pleasant commute on the park's main roadway.

Infrastructure projects in La Mauricie National Park

General overview of works planned for 2018

Due to the scope of construction planned for 2018 and the safety risks to our staff and visitors, the Saint-Jean-des-Piles sector will be closed for the entire 2018 season. No other option could ensure the safe and efficient upkeep of the construction sites planned for 2018 in this area. This decision was made with full understanding of how it might affect the teams and the quality of the visitor experience.

1 and 2-Parkway

1-Final paving between Wapizagonke Picnic Area and Le Passage Lookout (opening scheduled June 20, 2018)
2-Refurbishment of the road between Le Passage Lookout and the Saint-Jean-des-Piles Entrance (closed for the complete 2018 season)

Accessible parts of the Parkway:

  • From May 17 to June 20 : Saint-Mathieu-du-Parc Entrance to Wapizagonke Picnic Area
  • From June 21 to October 9 : Saint-Mathieu-du-Parc Entrance to Le Passage Lookout 
  • The Parkway will be completely closed from October 10 until the beginning of the winter season in the Saint-Jean-des-Piles sector

 Everything located in the closed section of the road will be inaccessible to visitors:

  • Saint-Jean-des-Piles Visitor Reception and Interpretation Centre
  • Rivière à la Pêche Service Centre
  • Rivière à la Pêche Campground
  • Rivière à la Pêche trail network
  • Édouard Lake Picnic Area
  • Access to lakes located in this closed area

3-Rivière à la Pêche Campground

  • Closed for the complete 2018 season 
  • Reconstruction of five service buildings
  • Replacement of the drinking water system
  • Replacement of the wastewater systems
  • Renovation of the campground kiosk

4-Rivière à la Pêche Service Centre

  • Closed for the complete 2018 season 
  • Replacement of the doors and windows of the old part of the service centre
  • Replacement of the drinking water system
  • Replacement of the wastewater systems

5-Saint-Jean-des-Piles Reception area

  • Closed for the complete 2018 season
  • Replacement of the doors and windows of the Saint-Jean-des-Piles Visitor Reception and Interpretation Centre
  • Interior refit of the Saint-Jean-des-Piles Visitor Reception and Interpretation Centre
  • Replacement of the doors and windows of the gatehouses

6-Multi-use trail network

  • Replacement of 40 culverts

2018 Infrastructure program Map

2018 Infrastructure program Map

For a larger version of this map, see printable version. (PDF-661 Kb)

*Please note: This is not an exhaustive list of infrastructure projects underway in La Mauricie National Park. Only projects that may impact visitors are listed.  

Some of the Completed Projects (2015-2017)

  • Reconstruction of the bridge of the Shewenegan Picnic Aera
    Wapizagonke Lake Bridge
  • Addition of a new gatehouse at the Saint-Mathieu Entrance
  • Redevelopment of the Shewenegan Picnic Area
    Shewenegan Picnic Area services centre
  • Reconstruction of the service building on Loop A of the Mistagance Campground
    Mistagance Campgroung Services Centre
  • Reconstruction of two segments of the Parkway (10 km)
     Parkway culvert replacements.