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Updated: January 4, 2022

This location is:

Mostly open

Important information about your visit to La Mauricie National Park

Since December 13th, the trail network is open and the cross-country ski trails are groomed as soon as snow conditions permit. This winter, the capacity of the buildings, including the shelters, is reduced and wearing a mask is mandatory inside.

The Rivière-à-la-Pêche service centre is accessible for use of the washrooms only. Due to the closure of the Centre, there is no common area for changing, eating, eating or warming up at the Rivière-à-la-Pêche ski and hiking trailheads. The lockers and showers in the service lodge are also not accessible.

Visitors are asked to obey all signage in place and instructions in effect. The vaccination passport is not required to visit or stay in La Mauricie National Park. In addition, we strongly encourage visitors to eat their lunch and get their skis ready prior to their arrival at the park as the waxing room is currently closed. Please note that equipment rental is suspended until further notice. Backcountry winter camping is also temporarily suspended.

Due to high numbers of visitors and for security reasons, access to La Mauricie National Park could be temporary closed. Click here for more information.

What's open (update: January 4, 2022)
  • Saint-Jean-des-Piles and Saint-Gérard Entrances
  • Parkway (between Saint-Jean-des-Piles entrance and Rivière à la Pêche Service Centre)
  • Parking lots of available sectors
  • Pit toilets of available sectors
  • Toilets of Rivière à la Pêche Service Centre
  • Shelters: restricted capacity and access for a period of 15 minutes maximum. Wearing a mask is mandatory and eating is not allowed.
  • oTENTik of the Rivière à la Pêche campground
  • Domaine Wabenaki-Andrew: We recommend that you contact Info-Nature to find out about the terms and measures in place (819-537-4555 or
  • Cross-country skiing trails (subject to snow and trails conditions)
  • Winter hiking trails
What stays closed (update: January 4, 2022)
  • Parkway (between Rivière à la Pêche Service Centre and Saint-Mathieu Entrance)
  • Saint-Jean-des-Piles Visitor reception and interpretation Centre
  • The waxing room
  • Rental equipment: snowshoes, crampons and trekking poles and baby carriers
  • Rivière à la Pêche Service Centre: Everything except toilets.
  • Saint-Mathieu Entrance
  • Backcountry winter camping (Including camping along the network of cross-country ski trails and loop C of the Rivière à la Pêche campground)
  • All areas affected by normal seasonal closures
Camping during COVID-19 (update: January 4, 2022)
  • Booking is mandatory via the Parks Canada Reservation Service Parks Canada Reservation Service for every camping stay (semi-serviced camping, oTENTik or canoe-camping).
  • Washrooms and showers of the oTENTik loop service building atRivière-à-la-Pêche campground are still open to oTENTik tenants.
  • Common kitchen shelter: Restricted capacity and access limited to only cooking. Meals must be taken in the oTENTik. No cooking is allowed inside the tent.
  • 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 Canadians to be cautious and conservative in their use of Parks Canada administered places, to respect the guidance of public health experts and all public health restrictions, and to make every effort to limit the spread of COVID-19 and keep one another safe.
  • 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.
  • 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.

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