La Mauricie National Park
|La Mauricie National Park|
Île au Pins
|Location||Shawinigan / Saint-Roch-de-Mékinac, Quebec, Canada|
|Nearest city||Shawinigan, Quebec|
|Area||536 km2 (207 sq mi)|
|Visitors||149,521 (in 2007)|
|Governing body||Parks Canada|
La Mauricie National Park (French: Parc national de la Mauricie) is located in the Laurentian mountains in the Mauricie region of Québec, Canada. It covers 536 km2 (207 sq mi) in the southern Canadian Shield region bordering the Saint Lawrence lowlands. The park contains 150 lakes and many ponds.
The park lies within the Eastern forest-boreal transition ecoregion. The forests in this region were logged from the middle of the 19th century to the early 20th century. The park's forests have regrown and contain a mixture of conifers and mixed deciduous trees.
- "Parks Canada Attendance 2003-04 to 2007-08". Parks Canada. 2008. Retrieved 2009-04-04.
- Olson, D. M, E. Dinerstein, et al (2001). "Terrestrial Ecoregions of the World: A New Map of Life on Earth". BioScience 51 (11): 933–938. doi:10.1641/0006-3568(2001)051[0933:TEOTWA]2.0.CO;2.
- Official Site at Parks Canada
- (English) Tourisme Mauricie Regional tourist office
- Hundred of pictures of in and around La Mauricie National Park