As well as forests of conifers and hardwoods, La Mauricie will treat you to touches of azure: the Park has more than 150 lakes of various sizes. During the day, let the haunting cry of the common loon thrill your spirit. Nearby, pools at the foot of waterfalls invite you to come for a swim. When evening falls, it's the hooting of the barred owl or the great horned owl that lulls you to sleep.
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Highway 55, exit 226 via Saint-Jean-des-Piles
Highway 55, exit 217 via Saint-Mathieu-du-Parc
702, 5e rue de la Pointe
Shawinigan, Quebec G9N 1E9
Free admission in 2017. Other fees still apply.
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Celebrate Canada’s 150th anniversary at our Parks Canada places from coast to coast to coast.
Forges du Saint-Maurice National Historic Site
From 1730 to 1883, the Forges du Saint-Maurice produced a variety of iron and cast iron products for military and domestic use. Enter the Grande Maison and immerse yourself in the history of the first industrial community in Canada.
Fort Chambly National Historic Site
Roughly 30 kilometres southeast of Montreal, Fort Chambly rises proudly at the foot of the Richelieu River rapids. Built in 1711 to defend the colony, this stone fortification was preceded by three wooden forts.
Fort Lennox National Historic Site
Treat yourself to a stroll through history. First, take the ferry from Saint-Paul-de-l'Île-aux-Noix then, five minutes later, step into the Fort Lennox Garrison. Built between 1819 and 1829, every nook and cranny in this British fortification has been preserved.
Fortifications of Québec National Historic Site
A jewel of the provincial capital, the Fortifications of Québec National Historic Site is a reminder of the richness of the city's military past. The site takes us back to the French and British regimes when Québec played a deciding role in the defence of the colony.