Want simplicity? Go for the oTENTik !

La Mauricie National Park

Reservation is mandatory for an oTENTik stay: www.reservation.pc.gc.ca

Halfway between a tent and a rustic cottage, the oTENTik offers a hassle-free immersion in nature. Beds, table and chairs, BBQ, everything is in place to ensure a quality experience with a minimum of equipment and maximum comfort.

This is the ideal way to learn about camping or to treat yourself to a little luxury in the wilderness.

Bringing firewood into national parks from outside is prohibited . It is important to purchase wood from the park and burn it on site. Diseases and insects can survive in the wood and spread to the surrounding forest. A single log can destroy millions of trees. It is also forbidden to light or maintain fires other than in fireplaces and to use dead or live wood from the park forest.

oTENTik Camping Experience at La Mauricie National Park


(Start of video showing Parks Canada identifiers. Start of continuous music.

Fast-moving images of clouds over the Le Passage lookout. Down below, Wapizagonke Lake spreads out to the far horizon. The title of the video – “oTENTik camping experience at La Mauricie National Park ” – fades in and fades out.

A pan to the right, showing Wapizagonke Lake, with canoes seen off at a distance. The subtitle “Discover a unique camping experience…” fades in and fades out.

A couple carrying a cooler walk under the arch at the entrance of the camping loop where the oTENTik tents are located. The sub-title “with oTENTik” fades in and fades out.

The couple arrive in front of the oTENTik tent and walk up the front steps holding on to their cooler. They step inside, where the beds and tent accessories can be seen. The sub-title “A cross between a tent and a rustic cabin” fades in and fades out.

Outside the tent, the couple sit down at the picnic table that has been laid for their meal.

Then the couple walk along a boardwalk next to one of the park’s lakes. The sub-title “Discover the joys of camping in all its simplicity” fades in and fades out.

The couple consult a panel displaying a map of the trail they are about to set out on. Then they are seen from behind, standing in a lake and taking in the beauty of the landscape around them.

A view out over the tip of a canoe, followed by a shot of the young man who is paddling from the rear. From aboard the canoe, there is a shot of a beach on which several families have come to swim and have fun.

Two young boys splash around in a waterfall. The next shot shows a group of scouts seated around a fire ring.

Three cyclists are riding along the Parkway. Then there is a shot of a cyclist peddling along at a good speed with his shirt fluttering in the wind.

Once again, there is a shot of the arch at the entrance to the site of the oTENTik tents, but this time it’s in winter. The sub-title “No matter what the season…” fades in and fades out while a family of two adults and two children walk under the arch. Both parents are pulling a sleigh loaded with their camping equipment.

The family arrives in front of the oTENTik tent in winter. The two children run to the steps eager to get inside while the parents follow behind with their sleighs.

The family is seated around the table inside the tent and are eating a meal. The mother slices a cucumber and gives the slices to her two young daughters, who are giggling.

The two young girls are sitting on their beds and playing. The sub-title “Enjoy adventure in the great outdoors through ‘ready-to-camp’ accommodations” fades in and fades out.

One of the girls is sitting at a table and playing a game while the father and the other girl are warming themselves in front of the wood stove.

In the foreground of the next scene, snowshoes are stuck upright in the snow. In the background, the family can be seen exiting the tent. Then they are seen snowshoeing along a trail single file, with the children in front and the parents at the rear.

Then the family is back at their oTENTik tent, seated around the outdoor picnic table. The mother is preparing the meal on a cook stove while the father and the children are talking. The mother serves up a hot drink to her children, who eagerly begin drinking it.

An adult couple out snowshoeing stops on a lake near an ice-covered cliff and admire the beauty of the surroundings. The next shot shows a couple of cross-country skiers descending a short slope over a groomed trail running alongside a flowing stream.

A group of people sitting on the deck outside the Rivière-à-la-Pêche Service Centre enjoy a bit of relaxation.

Fast-moving images of a sunset viewed from the Le Passage lookout. The sub-title “oTENTik Rivière-à-la-Pêche Open year round 1-877-RESERVE http://reservation.parkscanada.gc.ca” fades in and fades out as the sun sinks over the horizon.

Official Parks Canada credits. End of music.)

A young family on the balcony of an oTENTik tent

Given the high demand, it is recommended to book your stay. The oTENTik are available in the Parks Canada Reservation Service under the heading “Parks Canada Accommodations”. This Website has all the information you need regarding terms of use as well as details concerning the refund policy.

Start of reservations: February 7, 2024 from 8 am / Eastern Time
Website: www.reservation.pc.gc.ca
Telephone: 1-877-737-3783 (1-877-RESERVE) from 8 am to 6 pm
Telephone (Outside of North America): 1-519-826-5391
TTY: 1-866-787-6221

Please note that you do not need to print your reservation and present it upon arrival. Simply arrive at the Visitor Centres with a digital copy or your reservation number to speed up the process.


Winter season schedule
The oTENTik at Rivière à la Pêche campground
December 14, 2023 to March 30, 2024
The 13 units at Rivière à la Pêche campground are open Fridays and Saturdays during winter as well as during the holiday season and spring break.

The F-7 site of the Rivière à la Pêche campground is an accessible facility.

Summer season schedule
The oTENTik at Rivière à la Pêche campground
May 16 to October 27, 2024
The 13 units of the Rivière à la Pêche campground are open every day during the summer season.

The F-7 site of the Rivière à la Pêche campground is an accessible facility.

The oTENTik at Mistagance campground
May 31 to June 20, 2024
The 12 units at Mistagance campground are open Fridays, Saturdays and holidays.
June 21 to September 2, 2024
12 units at Mistagance campground are open daily during the summer season.
September 3 to October 14, 2024
The 12 units at Mistagance campground are open Fridays, Saturdays and holidays.
Length of stay

For weekends, a minimum stay of 2 nights is required, which must include Friday and Saturday.

For weekends that include a holiday, the stay must be for at least 3 nights.

Equipment and facilities

oTENTik have solar powered lighting and are equipped to facilitate the camper's stay and simplify their camping experience.

Inside the tent:

  • 1 table, 4 chairs and a bench
  • 1-54 inch mattress
  • 3 side by side 39 inch mattresses
  • 1 lantern with rechargeable batteries
  • 1 broom and 1 dustpan
  • 1 wood stove
  • Coffee maker
  • All items necessary for the preparation and service of meals
  • Dish washer and dishcloth

For complete inventory, see printable version. (PDF, 73 KB)

On the site:

  • Parking space for a maximum of 2 vehicles (depending on the campsite)
  • Barbecue with side burner under a shelter (with tools and propane included)
  • Fireplace for campfires
  • Picnic table
  • 4 chairs


  • A common service building (showers and toilets)
  • Amphitheatre
  • Water supply points
  • A yard for the purchase of firewood and ice ($)
  • Electric vehicle charging stations
  • Garbage container
  • Emergency telephone

Take note that the oTENTik loop at Rivière à la Pêche campground also include the following services:

  • A common kitchen shelter (microwave ovens, tabletop hotplate)
  • Cellular network reception (for some cell phones)

For more details about the things to do at the park, consult:

Equipment to bring

Campers must see to bringing whatever other supplies and equipment are required for their entire length of stay. The following is a non-exhaustive list of things to bring:

Parks Canada's App on an iPhone
  • Sleeping bag or bedding, blankets and pillows
  • Food, drink and container for water
  • Clothing
  • Cooler
  • Flashlight
  • Stuff required for the fire (Firewood*, matches or lighter, fire starter, kindling paper)
  • Insect repellent
  • Dishcloth and rag
  • Personal effects, equipment and leisure accessories
  • First aid kit

* You must purchase your firewood at one of these six locations:

  • At the park's three semi-serviced campgrounds: Mistagance, Rivière-à-la-Pêche and Wapizagonke.
  • At boat rentals at the park's three picnic sites: Shewenegan, Édouard Lake and Wapizagonke.
OTENTik in winter
A kid jumping from the oTENTik tent stairs

From December to March, only the oTENTiks at Rivière à la Pêche campground are accessible. During this period, it is possible to book a stay for Fridays and Saturdays only, as well as every day of the holiday season and for spring break.

Vehicles are prohibited inside the loop. The parking lot is located at the entrance of the oTENTik loop (loop F) where sleds are available to transport your personal belongings.

The wood required to heat the tent for the duration of your stay is provided. If necessary, additional wood can be purchased at the Rivière à la Pêche Service Centre during opening hours.

Reminder: cooking inside the tent is prohibited. Please use the barbecue with side burner provided on your site or the service building facilities.

A few minutes away from your campsite:


In addition to the national park’s general regulations, Parks Canada oTENTik users must follow a few additional rules:

Schedule and use of the campsite

A couple on bike in front of an oTENTik
  • The following schedule must be complied with:
    • Check-in time: between 3 pm and 9:30 pm
    • Check-out time: by 11 am
    • Non-campers must leave by 10 pm
    • Quiet time (curfew) is from 11 pm to 7 am
  • The use of campsites is restricted to no more than:
    • 5 people, including a maximum of 4 adults
    • 2 license plate-bearing vehicles (no recreational vehicles)
    • 1 kitchen shelter (no tent).
  • Your vehicle must be confined to the gravel-covered area in order not to harm plant life.
  • It is forbidden to light or maintain a fire anywhere except in fireplaces. It is forbidden to use dead wood or wood taken from the forest to light or maintain a fire.
  • Subject to fine and/or expulsion, it is forbidden to:
    • behave in a way that disturbs others (partying, etc.);
    • keep one's site in a condition deemed unsatisfactory by the park superintendant.
  • The use of generators is prohibited between 10:00 pm and 9:00 am. Outside of these hours, excessive use of generators is prohibited.
  • For listening to music in the park, only the use of personal headphones is allowed.

Inside the oTENTik

  • Smoking, vaping and cooking are prohibited inside the tent.
  • Coolers must be stored inside vehicles in order to avoid any conflicts with wild animals.
  • Pets are forbidden inside of Parks Canada oTENTik.

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