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Parc national du Canada de la Mauricie

Saint-Mathieu-du-Parc, Quebec, Canada
1-877-737-3783
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Certificate of Excellence 2014
Type: National Parks
Owner description: Entrée Saint-Mathieu: quitter l'autoroute 55 à la sortie 217 et suivre les indicEntrée Saint-Jean-des-piles : Autoroute 55, sortie 226 Nad 83 Long... more » Owner description: Entrée Saint-Mathieu: quitter l'autoroute 55 à la sortie 217 et suivre les indicEntrée Saint-Jean-des-piles : Autoroute 55, sortie 226 Nad 83 Long 72°46'3,04"O Lat 46°43'36,77"N UTM Nad 83 zone 18 670586,64 5177234,47 Entrée Saint-Mathieu : autoroute 55, sortie 217 en direction de Saint-Mathieu-du-Parc Nad 83 Long 72°57'57,08"O Lat 46°38'54,38"N UTM Nad 83 zone 18 655656 E 5168107 N Parc national du Canada de la Mauricie Bureau administratif 702, 5e Rue C.P. 160 Succ. Bureau-chef Shawinigan (Québec) Canada G9N 6T9 Réservation camping : 1-877-737-3783 Réservation longue randonnée : 819-538-3232 * Aucune réservation pour le canot-camping. Tél : 819-538-3232 Téléscripteur (ATS) : 1-866-787-6221 Téléc : 819-536-3661 « less
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Toronto
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128 reviews 128 reviews
48 attraction reviews
54 helpful votes 54 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 8, 2014

We drove through the park from the Shawinigan entrance to the St.-Jean-des-Piles exit/entrance, which runs under an hour, viewing quiet, forest-filled landscapes of lakes and valleys. We regret not going to Le Passage viewpoint because you are very high up and we drove by vistas of majestic nature. We did stop and hike Les Cascades trail, which is easy and... More

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Quebec City, Canada
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10 reviews 10 reviews
8 attraction reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 2, 2014

We camped for three nights at Wapizagonke campground with our 5 kids. I highly recommend this park. There is two park entrances with visitors centre but the one near St-Jean-des-Piles has some exhibitions which the kids enjoyed and you can also watch a 3D movie about the park. You can also pick up the Xplorer booklet for the kids. It... More

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 2, 2014

Our 3 day stay in Parc de La Mauricie were one of the highlights of our trip to Canada. We stayed inside the park, in one of the OTentTik bungalows (it was not cheap, but very comfortable, quiet and worthwhile, with everything we needed). The park itself was very beautiful and peaceful. The trails were marked and not crowded and... More

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Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada
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34 attraction reviews
30 helpful votes 30 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 27, 2014

We stopped in Trois Rivieres for two days especially to come up to La Mauricie to go canoeing. We also wanted to see the park and the surrounding area and both were beautiful. We went to Wapizagonke (too bad it wasn't also the name of a major city or sports team - then maybe I could pronounce it). At Wapizagonke,... More

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Montreal, Quebec, Canada
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22 attraction reviews
53 helpful votes 53 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 14, 2014

One of the best parks in the system and often ignored by many people. Beautiful lakes and super services. To get the most out of it visit the official website. Also open in the winter.

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Toronto, Canada
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7 reviews 7 reviews
3 attraction reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 5, 2014

Drove from Trois Rivieres to the park . Travelled through traditional small quebecois villages, beautiful and very hospitable people. At the end we got to the park and were astonished with the beauty and abundance of the natural resources. We didn t camp and used a day pass. We spent 8 hours to go through the scenic paths and walks... More

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Montreal, Canada
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19 attraction reviews
20 helpful votes 20 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 29, 2014

Still great after so many years. Must be my 40th time there. Awesome campsites shady and calm, specially at Wapizagonke area. Great hike paths, fantastic views and superb landscapes. Ideal for family, but also for couples. Chute Waber is a must ( have to do 1 h of canoeing + 1 h walk to get there but it's worth the... More

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Phoenix, Arizona
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22 helpful votes 22 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 16, 2014

The roads in this park are well-maintained. We enjoyed great scenery and tried to imagine how all of the various shades of green would look in the fall (Guess we'll have to come back and find out). A young lady at the Info Center was very helpful. The parkway is 62 km and can easily be done in about 3... More

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New York
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8 attraction reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 8, 2014

An absolute must if you're in the Montreal/Quebec area. It's about equidistant from each and so beautiful you won't want to leave. Beautiful walks, breathtaking views and areas to take a swim in the lake. There are many picnic areas, also. I will go back anytime I'm in Canada.

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Montreal
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 2, 2014

I go to this Park at least 3 times a year. Twice in summer and once in fall. I have seen the area around Lac Gabet and the areas closest to the park's entrances. I have also seen the magnifcent view of Iles Aux Pins. I don't go deep inside the park because I do not like canoeing. There is... More

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