We noticed that you're using an unsupported browser. The TripAdvisor website may not display properly.We support the following browsers:
Windows: Internet Explorer, Mozilla Firefox, Google Chrome. Mac: Safari.

Parc national du Canada de la Mauricie

Features Animals
Saint-Mathieu-du-Parc, Quebec, Canada
+1 877-737-3783
Review Highlights
No dogs and mostly closed roads

Disappointing that this is the only NP in Canada that does not allow dogs. Even more brutal is that... read more

Reviewed 20 October 2017
via mobile
Only National Park in Canada that is NOT dog friendly

We were excited to visit this national Park after spending a fabulous time at Grasslands, Banff... read more

Reviewed 8 October 2017
Montreal, Canada
via mobile
Read all 396 reviews
Map updates are paused. Zoom in to see updated info.
Reset zoom
Updating Map...
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
  • Excellent70%
  • Very good25%
  • Average3%
  • Poor1%
  • Terrible1%
Travellers talk about
“national park” (13 reviews)
“canoe rentals” (4 reviews)
Saint-Mathieu-du-Parc, Quebec, Canada
Saint-Mathieu-du-Parc, Quebec, Canada
+1 877-737-3783
Write a ReviewReviews (396)
Traveller rating
Traveller type
Time of year

1 - 10 of 65 reviews

Reviewed 20 October 2017 via mobile

Disappointing that this is the only NP in Canada that does not allow dogs. Even more brutal is that this fact is not posted ANYWHERE on the website OR the downloadable visitor guide. Not one word about this. We drove over 6 hours with our...More

Thank ChefKevin99
Reviewed 8 October 2017 via mobile

We were excited to visit this national Park after spending a fabulous time at Grasslands, Banff, Jasper, Pukaskwa and Forillon National parks. We had hiked many trails and had experienced the beauty and incredible vistas of our national parks, with our dog, in all the...More

1  Thank Lottie543
Reviewed 24 September 2017

As you drive through this park, there are a number of lakes and rivers. They offer great views as well as swimming beaches. One of the beaches had a very nice restroom and changing area.. The drive through the center of the park was closed...More

Thank CKT808
Reviewed 17 September 2017

Would have given a much higher rating had it not been for the roadworks being carried out which meant that half the park was inaccessible and there were big trucks constantly travelling in and out of the park, at high speeds, from 7.00 am to...More

Thank Frank B
Reviewed 13 September 2017

Unfortunately, we were not properly prepared and only a very small part of the national park was open. We couldn't even drive the Scenic Drive. But that little part what we saw was great: frozen lakes, snow, fog - it was really special and you...More

Thank Anja H
Reviewed 5 September 2017

La Mauricie is a National Park located about 15 KM’s off Highway 155 near Shawinigan, We stopped here on a road trip to Chibugama on Labour Day weekend in 2017. We were very impressed with the displays and historical background at the Visitor Centre and...More

1  Thank David B
Reviewed 29 August 2017

We passed through the park on our way from Quebec City to Montreal. It was lovely and not too crowded, but it didn't stand out to me compared to other national parks since the landscape was so similar to how it is back home to...More

Thank DoctorKnow85
Reviewed 18 August 2017 via mobile

Breathtaking!!!!!! Worth the drive there. The view is amazing and the hike is amusing. The falls were great as well, bring a bathing suit to tan beside the falls. There's a huge lake with a magnificent view where you can canoe or kayak. 100% would...More

1  Thank Jude N
Reviewed 15 August 2017

Compared to other national parks I've been to, you have to put in some effort to reach the Red Chairs at La Mauricie National Park. I thought it would be easy to get to the one at Vide Bouteille, but I think it is actually...More

Thank AMLook
Reviewed 13 August 2017

This national park is very beautiful! There is so many trails to choose from to go hiking. Each one is a great adventure, whether you are young or advanced in hiking. Stop by the main entrance of Mauricie national park to get details on hiking...More

Thank TreeWater
Nearby HotelsSee all Saint-Mathieu-du-Parc Hotels
Auberge du Lac Saint-Pierre
241 reviews
51.08 km away
Auberge Du Lac Taureau
721 reviews
68.09 km away
Super 8 Trois-Rivieres
616 reviews
49.17 km away
Auberge Godefroy Hotel, Spa and Golf
240 reviews
54.66 km away
Nearby Restaurants
Cafe Bistro du Village
27 reviews
12.64 km away
Rond Coin
30 reviews
19.93 km away
Bistro le P'tit Canot
109 reviews
20.65 km away
Cafe Bucolique
56 reviews
21.76 km away
Nearby Attractions
Vallee Rocanigan
15 reviews
21.36 km away
Musee du Bucheron
43 reviews
21.50 km away
Geos Spa Sacacomie
107 reviews
22.60 km away
Ask a question
Questions & Answers
Brandusa B
9 August 2017|
AnswerShow all 3 answers
Response from PRockwater |
It depends on what you wish to do. It takes roughly 2 hours door to door from Montreal to the Park and the same from the Park to Quebec City. You can drive through the Park in roughly one hour ( it is a horseshoe shape with... More