When the snow arrives, the park turns into a huge paradise for winter sports enthusiasts. The landscapes are breathtaking! You’ll be offered: frozen lakes, dense forest, snow-dusted mountains and impressive viewpoints. The Park is also known for its waterfalls in the Wapizagonke sector, which turn into spectacular ice falls in the winter season (restricted acces)!
Cross-country skiing enthusiast? The Park is, without a doubt, one of the most beautiful places to practice this sliding sport with its 80km of trails. Whether it’s cross-country skiing in classic style or in freestyle, slide gently into the heart of this magnificent forest where you can warm up, approximately every 5 kilometers, in heated rest stops.
Snowshoe trails are also very popular, with 8 marked trails stretching over 54 km! If you don’t have snowshoes, several trails are accessible with crampons or simply with good boots when conditions are good.
For thrill seekers, the park also offers ice climbing. This activity is carried out in the form of a guided outing with professionals from Maïkan Aventure.
Sleeping at the National Park in winter? Yes! It’s possible! Thanks to the 13 oTENTik tents at the Rivière-à-la-Pêche campground, which can accommodate 4 to 5 people. You can also stay at the Domaine Wabenaki Andrew, in the form of dormitories, near the Saint-Gérard-des-Laurentides’ entrance. For true adventurers who have their own winter camping gear, the Rivière-à-la-Pêche sector is open in the winter season and offers an outhouse and a kitchen shelter equipped with a wood stove.
Please note that the Park is accessible only via Saint-Jean-des-Pile during winter.
To contact La Mauricie National Park: 1 888 773-8888 / To reserve a campsite or an oTENTik: 1 877-737-3783 or reservation.pc.gc.ca