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La Mauricie National Park

La Mauricie National Park is located in the province of Quebec, north of the city of Trois-Rivières. Its central location, halfway between Montreal and Quebec City, allows you to get there in two hours from either of these cities.

Find all the information you need to plan your next adventure at this larger-than-life landmark: opening hours, fees, directions and more.

Services and information

Hours of operation

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Reservations

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Camping and overnight accommodations

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Fees

Enjoy free admission for youth 17 and under, and see daily visitors fees and equipment rental fees.

Passes and permits

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Equipment and facility rentals

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Accessibility

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Improvements and infrastructure

Learn more about the work that has been done on infrastructure, including the Parkway.

Maps and brochures

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Local guides and outfitters

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Weather forecast

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How to get here

La Mauricie National Park is located at 60 km from Trois-Rivières, 200 km from Montreal and 190 km from Quebec City.

Location

Chem. de Saint-Jean-des-Piles, Shawinigan, QC G0X 2V0

Phone
1-888-773-8888

Email
information@pc.gc.ca

Directions

La Mauricie National Park can be visited by car.

To access La Mauricie National Park, you have 2 options : the Saint-Mathieu entrance or the Saint-Jean-de-Piles entrance. Before you leave, consult the park map to find out which entrance to choose to get to your destination and avoid unnecessary kilometres.

Note: there are 64 km between the two entrances inside the park (via the Parkway), and 41 km outside the park.

Saint-Mathieu Entrance (open from May to October):
Leave highway 55 at exit 217 and follow the road signs towards Saint-Mathieu-du-Parc.

Geographic coordinates GPS (Google Maps): 46.64843706 , -72.96586365

Saint-Jean-des-Piles Entrance:
Leave highway 55 at exit 226 and follow the Chemin du Parc-National road sign.

Geographic coordinates GPS (Google Maps): 46.72687708 , -72.76751985

Saint-Gérard Entrance (does not give access to the Parkway):
Leave highway 55 at exit 217 and follow the road signs towards Saint-Mathieu-du-Parc. Turn left on road 351 and follow the road signs towards La Mauricie National Park, Saint-Gérard Sector.

Geographic coordinates GPS (Google Maps): 46.65228, -72.84714

Admission to Parks Canada places is FREE for youth 17 and under. Other fees still apply.
Detailed fees list

Features

Itineraries by car

Discover three ways to access La Mauricie National Park by car.

Visitor guidelines

Please follow the visitor guidelines to ensure a safe and enjoyable visit to La Mauricie National Park.

Visitor safety

Read these tips to keep you safe on the road, water and land, whether it' s summer or winter.

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