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Discover Amazing Quebec Camping Opportunities at La Mauricie National Park!
La Mauricie National Park is located in the Laurentian Mountains in Quebec. The park covers more than 330 square miles of land and water. This vast plateau of gently rolling hills is dotted by lakes, divided by rivers and intersected by valleys. Established in 1970, La Mauricie National Park has been a Quebec camping destination that has offered the chance to immerse yourself completely in the calming center of nature for years. Protecting a sample of the southernmost part of the Canadian Shield, this park is filled with rich and beautiful land that boasts a wide diversity of plants and animals. The pure beauty of the land combined with many opportunities for adventure, La Mauricie National Park is a terrific Quebec camping destination that you will never forget!
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The park is open year round. An entry fee is required when visiting the park, and the cost is CA$7.80 for an adult, $6.80 for a senior, $3.90 for a child, and $19.60 for a family (up to seven people traveling in one vehicle). Seasonal passes cost an adult $39.20, $34.30 for seniors, $19.60 for children and $98.10 for a family. Summers are hot and winters are cold with snow. Fall brings about autumn foliage colors, filling the park with beauty. Depending on what activities and weather you enjoy most, La Mauricie National Park is a great Quebec camping destination any time of the year!
One of the absolutely best ways to see the park during summer is by canoe. When taking to one of the 30 lakes located in the park, you’ll have the opportunity to see things you might never get to see from land! One such perk is the wildlife. Getting a good view of a moose, beaver or especially a bear can be a challenge when you’re crowding around them on land, which can also be dangerous. When you’re able to see them from a canoe, they are far more relaxed and more likely to hang around for you to get some great pictures. Kayaks, canoes and rowboats can be rented while visiting the park, or you can bring your own. There are miles of hiking trails throughout the park, as well, that range from pleasant, short strolls to strenuously intense treks through wilderness. The longest, most strenuous trail is the Laurentien Trail which winds its way through over 46 miles of forest. This trail presents a real challenge for outdoor enthusiasts and will take you through forests of pine, maple and fir, up and over mountain terrain, and past numerous lakes, ponds and streams. Winter brings with it the chance for cross-country skiing. Miles of well-maintained skiing trails offer you a chance to explore the park’s winter beauty. Warming shelters are set up every couple of miles along the trails. With so many things to see and do, La Mauricie National Park is a wonderful Quebec camping destination for the whole family!
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