Parc National De La Mauricie - Parc National De La Mauricie

Parc national de la Mauricie hiking

Lanaudière, Quebec, Canada

By lydia.crawford

Parc national de la Mauricie Statistics




104 KM

What are the activities at Parc national de la Mauricie ?


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Why choose a trail at Parc national de la Mauricie?

Situated on very ancient bedrock, the mountain range is covered with rich mixed forest.

There are more than 150 lakes in this vast area, including the famous Wapizagonke Lake, as well as hundreds of animals.

Since the 1880s, with the emergence of several private hunting and fishing clubs, the area has also become a recreational area for wealthy city dwellers who enjoy fishing.

Today, Mauritius National Park is home to many wild animals, including eastern wolves, black bears, beavers, moose, and several species of fish.

Pets are allowed but not in picnic areas and campgrounds.

Access fee:

Rates to access the park differ depending on the age of the person:

●     Adult (+18 years old): $7.90

●     Senior (+65 years): $6.90

●     Youth (6-17 years old): free

●     Family/group: $16.00

Mauritius National Park is open from December 13 to March 31.

What are the services on site?

Accessible for people with reduced mobility
Interpretation Center
Picnic table
Rustic camping

Rate & open hour

Access fee $ 7.90

From sunrise to sunset


What are the coordinates and address of Parc national de la Mauricie?

Parc national de la Mauricie
(819) 538-3232
Chemin de Saint-Jean-des-Piles, Shawinigan, QC G0X 2V0, Canada

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Starting Point

Entering Saint-Jean-des-Piles: On Highway 55, take exit 226. Then turn west toward Saint-Jean-des-Piles. Continue straight until you reach the park entrance.

Note that parking is free. And there's even a recharging station for electric vehicles if you ever need one.

Why visit Parc national de la Mauricie

On the Mékinac Trail, there is an old plantation that was burned to protect the white pines.

The Gabet Lake Trail crosses the maple grove and leads to a lakeside wildlife viewing blind.

The Cascades Trail winds along a small stream through the coniferous forest woodland. From this trail, you will enter the Cliffs Loop leading to the top of the rocky cliffs of Lake Wapizagonke.

The Etienne Lake Interpretive Trail is lined with observatories and signs on either side through the fir forest.

The Bouchard Creek, Solitaire Lake, and Pimbina Lake trails form three overlapping loops, allowing the hiker to choose the length and duration of the hike he or she wishes.

Activities you can participate in:

In winter, cross-country skiing, snowshoeing, ice climbing and other activities are offered.

In summer, you can swim in Lake Edward's beach and popular waterfalls, or hike or bike along the Parkway.

Things not to be missed

Mauritius National Park offers various accommodations such as camping spots, ready to camp, oTentik tents, and much more.

However, if you want to rent a place in the wilderness away from people and enjoy a relaxing time, we picked the right place for you!

Our favorite - Where to sleep?

●    Glamping room :

Perfect for 2 people, this glamping is located on the waterfront in Shawinigan. The accommodation is wooden, with a Thai sleeping area, a comfortable sofa bed, and curtains for privacy.

Let’s Answer Your Questions - FAQ

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Is the place are families friendly?


What is the entry fee?

7.90 $

Is there an information center / service center / reception?

François Dumaine
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Lydia Crawford, an extraordinary woman with an insatiable zest for life, has become an inspirational figure to many through her adventures and infectious good humor. Born and raised in a small town nestled in the mountains, Lydia developed a love for the outdoors at an early age. Her childhood was filled with hiking, camping, and exploring the wilderness, experiences that shaped her into the avid outdoorswoman she is today.

She life was a celebration of adventure, joy, and the great outdoors. She lived with a fierce determination to enjoy every moment and to share that joy with others. Her legacy is one of laughter, exploration, and an unwavering love for the natural world. Lydia's spirit continues to inspire those who knew her and those who discover her story, reminding us all to embrace life with open arms and a heart full of joy.

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