Plan your visit

La Mauricie National Park


From April 1 to May 15, 2024 inclusive, the facilities are closed and there is no service in the park.

A gradual opening will take place for the summer season. Starting May 16, the park will open the Saint-Gérard and Rivière à la Pêche sectors. Visitors will have access to trails, campgrounds and oTENTik.

From May 24, the Parkway will be completely open to motorized vehicles, cyclists and pedestrians.

Visitors who choose to access the trails are responsible for their own safety and must be self-sufficient in the event of an emergency. Emergency services may be unavailable or significantly delayed during this period.

Cell phone services do not cover the entire La Mauricie National Park territory. IN CASE OF EMERGENCY: 819-536-3180.

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

Check the dates and hours of operation of entrances and park facilities, as they vary with the seasons.


Book a campground, an oTENTik tent, a backcountry camping getaway and more.

How to get here

Practical information to discover the park and how to get to the proper place.

Camping and overnight accommodations

Explore the types of accommodations available, from semi-serviced camping to stays in a cottage or an oTENTik tent.


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

Permits and licences

Apply for a permit to organize an event, to operate a business or to use the Parks Canada’s land or infrastructure.

Equipment and facility rentals

Check out the rental fees for hiking equipment, kayaks, snowshoes, venues and more.


Discover trails, campgrounds and facilities that are accessible to people with disabilities.

Improvements and infrastructure

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

Maps and brochures

View maps of campgrounds, hiking trails, cross-country ski trails and more.

Local guides and outfitters

Discover nearby attractions near La Mauricie National Park.

Weather forecast

Check the forecast and current weather conditions before each visit.

The national park can be visited by shuttle. Two companies are improving the public transportation offer from Montreal and Trois-Rivieres. These partners improve accessibility and discovery of La Mauricie National Park without a personal vehicle.

Escapade Mauricie's logo - a trail leading away through the conifers.
Escapade Mauricie (In French only)
Navette nature's (Nana's) logo - mountains topped by a sun.
Navette Nature

How to get here


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




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.

An automated pay station is now in service. It eliminates the need for people to pay daily fees at the Saint-Mathieu or Saint-Jean-des-Piles entrances and then return to the Saint-Gérard entrance.

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


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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