50th anniversary of La Mauricie National Park

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These three videos on the 50th anniversary of La Mauricie National Park celebrate half a century of conservation, experiences and memories! Created in 1970, the park protects and restores ecological integrity for current and future generations. Learn more about the 50th anniversary here.

Celebrate with us the 50th anniversary of La Mauricie National Park!

Created in 1970, La Mauricie National Park protects and restores ecological integrity for current and future generations. Let’s mark half a century of conservation, experiences and memories! More information here.

January 16, 2020

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50 years - 1970-2020.

A beaver logo appears on screen.
"La Mauricie National Park, 50 years" appears on a wide shot of a lake criss-crossing a giant park.
Someone is paddling a canoe. A great blue heron flies above the surface of the water.
The camera flies over a body of water edged by evergreens. Several canoeists paddle across a lake.
Mist covers a body of water, caressing a docked canoe.
"Celebrate with us half a century of conservation, experiences and memories" appears on screen.
parkscanada.gc.ca/mauricie50 appears,followed by the Parks Canada logo.
Copyright Her Majesty the Queen in Right of Canada represented by Parks Canada, 2019 appears, followed by the Government of Canada logo.

Let’s mark 50 years of conservation at La Mauricie National Park!

Created in 1970, La Mauricie National Park protects and restores ecological integrity for current and future generations. Discover how we protect this wonderful natural treasure here.

July 18, 2020

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The “La Mauricie National Park 50 years 1970-2020” logo appears on screen above a foggy lake. “50 years of conservation” floats above the body of water.

An oar plunges into the water.

“536 sq. km” appears to the left of a boater.

“1500 animal and plant species” appears above a marsh lined with conifers. A person wearing a white coat and wool hat walks along a wooded trail.

“An area visited for centuries” appears above a lush forest. Visitors sitting on a bench overlooking a body of water look at the scenery before them.

A man smiles at the camera and fixes his cap. It is Marc-André Valiquette, Chief Ecologist. He is in front of a lake.

Two people wearing backpacks walk across a thick forest before following a lakeshore. Later, a man holding a turtle in one hand speaks with a colleague sitting in front of him.

“150 lakes and waterways, 20 endangered species, 300 scientific research reports” appears on screen above a thick forest.

Pierre Magnan, Canada Research Chair in Freshwater Ecology (UQTR), is interviewed by a bridge.

A man holding a small plastic bucket puts his hand into a plastic container. Small fish swim around his palm. Later, in a body of water, a turtle swims slowly. A small waterfall wets dark rocks.

“20% of lakes restored” appears on screen next to a yellow canoe docked to a wooden wharf next to a misty body of water.

A black and white picture shows two men sawing a log. Another picture shows two log drivers standing on logs in water.

“100,000 logs were removed from 20 lakes” appears on screen.

“Since 1991, more than 30 prescribed fire operations were conducted to restore the forest” appears above a forest full of plumes of smoke.

Two firefighters burn twigs. A forest slowly burns. Burned trees criss-cross the ground. Green shoots emerge from the soil. A waterway flows through a forest.

Retired biologist Michel Plante talks to the camera.

Recreational boaters walk on a shore lined with canoes and rowboats. Two people canoe on a lake. Three people holding trekking poles walk across a sunny forest.

Resource Conservation Manager Caroline Cormier walks across a lawn towards a body of water. She stops on the shore.

A log lays parallel to the shore, next to a body of water surrounded by forest. A great blue heron wades around in a marsh. A small island full of conifers sits in the middle of a body of water. Fog hovers above calm waterways.

“Celebrate with us half a century of conservation” appears on screen above a lake.

parkscanada.ca/mauricie50 appears on a black screen followed by the Parcs Canada | Parks Canada logo.

©Her Majesty the Queen in Right of Canada represented by Parks Canada 2020

Canada logo.

Happy 50th anniversary to La Mauricie National Park!

From a Laurentian forest essential to the well-being and identity of Indigenous Peoples, then used by the logging industry and the private hunting and fishing clubs over the years, the park's territory became a protected area offering memorable experiences to visitors. Learn more about its history here.

August 22, 2020

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Happy 50th anniversary to La Mauricie National Park!

The "La Mauricie National Park 50 years 1970-2020" logo appears above black-and-white archives showing a lake, mountains, trees and two men canoeing. Archival images turn to color and a woman is seen in a Parks Canada truck as well as several men wearing hard hats.

"Half a century of conservation, experiences and memories!” appears in the sky above a lake meandering across a lush green park in which fly a flock of Canada geese.

A small motor home drives along a paved road inside La Mauricie National Park. The camera flies above a body of water inside a coniferous forest.

La Mauricie National Park Superintendent Nadine Blackburn talks to the camera. She is wearing her work uniform and stands before a building in the park.

Pictures show men wearing hard hats holding a sign with the number 18 on it. Men saw a long wooden beam while others sit around a makeshift camp. A man kneeling in the water holds a fish on the surface of the water.

A black-and-white picture shows a group of men and women standing on a bank. Former Canadian Prime Minister Jean Chrétien smiles on a black-and-white picture taken at the park. Another shows him talking with a man and a woman. On another one, he is signing a document.

He is interviewed in an office.

Later, gorgeous images of various bodies of water lined with trees appear on screen.

"Over 200,000 visitors each year" appears on screen above a forest. A man wearing a blue coat walks in the forest. A man walks across a small wooden bridge spanning over a stream that flows into a larger body of water.

A sign warning of the presence of turtles over 5 km is displayed.

Five people and a young child walk along a gravel path. One person canoes.

Mayor of Shawinigan Michel Angers talks to the camera. He is in the park.

A cyclist climbs a small hill by a paved road.

Les Défis du Parc Director General Marie-Josée Gervais talks to the camera. She is wearing black and red cycling apparel. A lake stretches across a forest below.

Hundreds of cyclists participate in the Défis du Parc. From the start to the finish line, they speed on the park’s paved roads.

Former La Mauricie National Park Superintendent Marie Lavoie talks to the camera from a bank. She is wearing a white knitted sweater. She is interacting with park employees.

Visitors walk along a body of water. Sunlight is reflected in the lake.

Visitor Patrick Lessard talks to the camera. He is wearing a cap and a grey jacket.

Leaves fall onto empty picnic tables surrounded by trees.

Someone walks by a body of water in the fall. The opposite bank is full of colourful trees.

Visitors talk with park employees inside the information centre.

Several people canoe on a body of water.

“Celebrate with us 50 years… of human nature!” appears on screen above the Wapizagonke Lake.

parkscanada.gc.ca/mauricie50 appears on a black screen followed by the logos of Parcs Canada | Parks Canada and Canada.

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