Nature and science

La Mauricie National Park

For 50 years, nature has been the main attraction at La Mauricie National Park.

Did you know that 93% of the park is covered by forest? It is also home to 47 species of mammals, 214 species of birds, 31 species of fish and 19 species of reptiles and amphibians—not to mention hundreds of plant species!

A team of dedicated scientists protects this rich habitat located in the heart of the Laurentian forest.


Maintaining the ecological integrity of La Mauricie National Park is a top priority. There are many initiatives that aim to reduce our impact on the various ecosystems of the park.



The landscape of La Mauricie National Park is one of lakes, forests and rolling hills, all scattered with rivers, streams and waterfalls. These natural characteristics are typical of a specific eastern Canadian environment, that of the Laurentians.

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Characterized by aquatic environments and an abundant and diversified forest, the park offers a suitable habitat to a multitude of animal species typical of the Eastern Canadian forests.


The park is at the northern edge of the great hardwood forests of Quebec. Ninety-three percent of the park is covered by forests. It includes 30 species of trees making up a hundred distinct plant communities, distributed in irregular fashion according to altitude, topography and soils.

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