Brodeur Brook Trail Restoration

During the summer of 2022, the Brodeur Brook trail, an important trail in La Mauricie National Park, had to be closed to visitors for safety reasons and due to the advanced deterioration of two footbridges that cross the stream. This trail is appreciated by visitors because it is an easy trail and it is the link between the Falaises and Cascades trails and it allows access to the Esker and the Clairière and to return to the Shewenegan picnic. The temporary closure of the trail and the completion of the restoration project will update the entire trail to improve the quality of the visitor experience, correct observed degradation, improve the level of stream bank protection and relocate a portion of the trail exposed to active erosion near Wapizagonke Lake. The work will be carried out using light and manual equipment and will allow for the replacement of the two end-of-life footbridges, the restoration of a staircase and wooden footbridges, the removal and disposal of a concrete pile and the improvement of the drainage and footing of the walking path. The entire project is within critical habitat for the COSEWIC designated threatened wood turtle and adjacent to aquatic habitat for brook trout. It is hoped to begin work on the replacement of the footbridges in mid-February and to complete all of the trail restoration objectives by the end of June 2023 so that access will be available again for the peak summer season. 

Latest update

September 07, 2023 - The assessment decision statement has been issued to the proponent.



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
  • Assessment Status

  • Start Date

  • Proponent

    Parks Canada
  • Authorities

    • Parks Canada Agency
  • Assessment Type

    Project on federal lands
  • Reference Number


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