What to know before your visit
Which entrance to take to go to...?
Some of the Completed Projects

Plan your visit

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

As part of this program, La Mauricie National Park has received an unprecedented $64 million in funding to complete construction work on park infrastructure, including the Parkway and various visitor facilities. The investment program, which began in 2015, is set to conclude in 2020. The work will allow us to continue to protect this precious area and ensure its sustainability for future generations.

The 2019 summer season will run from May 16 to October 14. Although both entrances will be open, it will not be possible to cross the park from one entrance to the other, so please plan your visit accordingly.

Closures and obstructions in 2019

On the trails:

Phase 1: June 3 to 21

Trail No. 9 will be closed.

Canoe-camping sites 1-2-3-4-5 on Édouard Lake will be closed from Monday to Thursday.

  • The culverts on trail No. 9 will be replaced.
  • Visitors will have access to the Édouard Lake picnic area.
  • Édouard Lake will be open for recreational fishing.
Phase 2: July 2 to October 14

Trail No. 7 will be closed.

Canoe-camping site No. 1 on Marie Lake will be closed.

  • The culverts on trail No. 7 will be replaced.
  • Marie Lake will be open for recreational fishing.
Phase 3: October 15 to mid-December

Trail No. 3 will be closed between Saint-Gérard and Domaine Wabenaki-Andrew and between Rivière à la Pêche and Isaïe shelter.

  • The bridge and the culverts on trail No. 3 will be replaced.

On the Parkway:

Phase 1 : May 6 to 24

Repairs of the section between Rivière à la Pêche and the Le Passage Lookout will be finalized.

  • Where necessary, there will be one-lane traffic with a marshal present.
Phase 2 : May 16 to late December

The section of the road between the Wapizagonke and Esker picnic areas will be closed.

  • Work will take place from Monday to Friday.
  • Heavy vehicle traffic will be on the Saint-Mathieu-du-Parc side.

Which entrance to take to go to...?

Accessible via the Saint-Jean-des-Piles entrance:

  • Rivière à la Pêche and Wapizagonke campgrounds
  • Édouard Lake, Bouchard Lake, and Wapizagonke picnic areas
  • All lakes and trails between the Saint-Jean-des-Piles entrance and the Wapizagonke picnic area, including Le Passage Lookout and Waber Falls
  • All canoe-camping sites except sites 1–6 at Wapizagonke Lake
  • Recreational fishery raffle (no raffle at Saint-Mathieu in 2019)

Accessible via the Saint-Mathieu-du-Parc entrance:

  • Mistagance campground
  • La Clairière group campground
  • Shewenegan and Esker picnic areas
  • Les Cascades, Les Falaises, Brodeur Creek, and La Tourbière trails
  • Wapizagonke Lake canoe-camping sites 1–6

As the celebrations for the 50th anniversary of La Mauricie National Park begin, work is being undertaken to restore the park’s beauty. This important work will help enhance the discovery experiences on offer.

Thank you for your cooperation and patience.

Some of the Completed Projects

  • Reconstruction of the bridge of the Shewenegan Picnic Aera
    Wapizagonke Lake Bridge
  • Addition of a new gatehouse at the Saint-Mathieu Entrance
    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.