Mauricie National Park

The Mauricie National Park is an exceptional area of lakes and forests, streams and hills.

It is home to a stunning variety of flora and fauna. Besides, the park is also an excellent opportunity to connect with the history of the people who shaped the identity of the Mauricie Region. Indeed, guests cans revive the history aboard a Rabaska canoe or delve into its mysteries, taking a cruise on the St. Maurice River in order to get close to the Laurentian nature. You can try as swell the “nature hunt” at the Etienne Lake.

It’s a special guided interpretation activity accessible to all, including visitors in wheelchairs. The Pimpina Lake offers its enchanted scenery and the Anticagamac Lake is lovely place in the backcountry. Everyone is carried away by the magic of the Laurentian forest here. When fall comes, the multicoloured canvases are on display.

Laurentian Trail crosses the park’s territory. Interpretation panels have been placed there to pack more pleasure into your excursion. At all, hikers can explore a multitude of trails from 1 to 75 km in length, and let the stillness of this vast territory work its charm on the visitors. There is also 80-km network of marked and groomed trails for cross-country skiing. There are heated shelters every 5 km. Camping, canoe-camping, cross-country-skiing and other activities are available in the park. Travelers can paddle across tranquil lakes and portage over the same trails once used by Aboriginal people.

All the campgrounds are located in wooded areas. The Riviere-a-la-Peche campground offers sites with electricity. The Interpretation Centre feature exhibitions, and interactive games for the youngest. The park is open year-round.

Visitors can get their copy of Visitors Guide and the park’s discovery map at the Interpretation Centre in St-Jean-des-Piles, or calling at 1-888-773-8888.

The Mauricie National Park is two hours drive from Montreal and Quebec. Many cozy and comfortable bed-and-breakfasts, inns and hotels surround the area. Note than Wabenaki and Andrew Lodges, heritage buildings are located at the heart of a vast network of trails and lakes.

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