Restoration work, reopening of La Clairière, La Mauricie National Park

The project aims to reopen the La Clairière group camping site, which has been closed for two years. A redevelopment of certain day-use areas and management procedures will be carried out, notably to reduce the impact on the wood turtle and improve the visitor experience, including

- Demobilization of existing fire sites (fixed furniture, base and fire ring) and implementation of a single new fire ring. - Demobilization of the canoe rack (near the beach, to the north) - Relocation of the boat launch from the beach to the access built during the aquatic restoration project (to the south) and consolidation of the current access to a 5-metre opening on the water (removal of two stumps, revegetation of bare areas, mats and silt pads) - Storage of 10 to 12 canoes at the top of the shoreline embankment (delineated grassy area).- Demobilization of the 3 lighter BBQ's and replacement with two double lighter BBQ areas near the service buildings  - Reduction of the possible camping area and concentration of it towards the north central area - Inspection and preventive maintenance of the buildings and services. - Ecological restoration of the northernmost fire area and temporal closure of the beach, if needed.

Most of the activities fit into the Preapproved routine impact assessment- Frontcountry Sites and SARA permit decision tool. However, as work is required to assess the impacts of the placement of a dock, work in or below the high water mark, a basic impact assessment will be conducted.


Latest update

June 2, 2023 – The public comment period on the project is closed. Parks Canada is considering comments received to help inform its determination on whether the carrying out of the project is likely to cause significant adverse environmental effects.


Key documents

Key documents
Document Number Document Title File Date
1 New project being assessed by Parks Canada - Public comments invited from May 3 to June 2, 2023 - May 3, 2023


La Mauricie National Park
702, 5e rue de la Pointe
Shawinigan, Quebec G9N 1E9
Telephone: 819-538-3232 or 1-888-773-8888
Fax: 819-536-3661

  • Location

    • La Mauricie National Park of Canada (Quebec)
  • Nature of Activity

    • Recreation and Tourism
    • Remediation and conservation
  • Assessment Status

    In progress
  • Start Date

  • Proponent

    Parks Canada
  • Authorities

    • Parks Canada Agency
  • Assessment Type

    Project on federal lands
  • Reference Number


This map is for illustrative purposes. The markers represent the approximate locations based on available data. More than one marker may be identified for a given assessment.


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...within 200 kilometres
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