Montreal | 6 months in Canada | Part V – La Mauricie | National Parks Quebec

La Mauricie

It had been two weeks since I arrived in Montreal. Time flies when you are having fun!

And even though everything was still so new, something pulled me out of the city and into nature.

My first classes at HEC Montreal had all been extremely interesting and far more interactive than the classes at WU Wien.

Right after the first week of class, we got Monday and Tuesday off, which meant a long weekend, that we had to make use of.

This long weekend luckily coincided with the time my brother flew from England to visit me.

 

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Max, too, was eager to go on a roadtrip. So we started looking for possible destinations and decided to go to the National Park La Mauricie. At that time, we did not realize that it would turn out to be by far one of the greatest decisions we had made.

Together with Victor, the three of us rented a car from Enterprise for 5 days and started our wild ride into adventure.

After a car-ride of about 2 hours and a quick stop at Walmart, (where we bought sleeping bags and mattresses), we arrived at the National Park La Mauricie. 

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The view was fantastic!

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All alone, sitting in the canoe we were floating on the calm waters of the lake.

Those were the moments when we really felt the tranquility of nature.

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In addition, the nature around us looked so different that everything we had seen before. Different, and impressive in its own way!

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After having to carry the canoe for a kilometer (we would not believe how heavy such a thing can be!) we finally made it to Lac Marie.

A lake, just for us 😀

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I felt so free. No technology, no phone connection. Just us and the lake.

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Here we put up our tent for the night and made some delicious BBQ for dinner.

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This little mouse stole some of our cookies 😉 What a cheeky mouse!

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We admired the sunset together and then went to bed 🙂

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At night, the temperature cooled down a lot. Luckily, I brought my thermos-sleeping bag. Victor had forgotten his so I woke up in the middle of the night and saw him trying to force himself into his backpack, like a little caterpillar 🙂

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On the next day, we got up early, quickly ate some fruits and then set out for the waterfalls called “Waber Falls”. By constantly rowing and carrying the canoe we felt fit and motivated each day.

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Since we had started quite early, we were alone again most of the time and rarely met other travelers.

It is in nature that you become a man!

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It was something animal-like to run naked through the forest.

I believe that deep down, there still is this urge to take off everything and just start running.

And then we could see them: the Waber Falls!

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Here you can see Max enjoying his ice-cold morning shower 😀

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Damn cold, but also damn awesome 😀

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Have you been to any National Park? And where? 😀

Let me know and write it in the comments below! 🙂

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La Mauricie

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