The intense heat lingering in Quebec led many to seek out a bit of cool relief this weekend. This was the case at the Rawdon waterfalls, where the arrival of dozens of out-of-towners caused many headaches for local residents. On Saturday and Sunday, June 20 and 21, the popular Parc des Cascades, in the municipality of Rawdon in Lanaudière, saw a crowd of tourists arrive in such large numbers that the Sûreté du Québec had to intervene.\nVehicles, in particular, caused problems.\nThe park's parking lots quickly overflowed and visitors parked their cars on prohibited sites and even on residential lots.\n"Approximately one hundred parking tickets were issued and vehicles were towed away by private property owners," Sgt. Marc Tessier told Narcity Québec.\nThe events of this weekend prompted the launch of a petition on Sunday.\nThe petition asks the mayors and council of the MRC of Matawinie, where Rawdon is located, to put in place measures to ensure compliance with the law and to mitigate the impacts of visitors on local residents.\nThe petition has already collected more than 5,300 signatures.\nOn Sunday afternoon, the site was closed earlier than planned. Narcity has contacted the Rawdon town hall for more information.\nPhotos and videos posted to social media show the falls packed with visitors.\nView this post on Instagram A post shared by Hector Lopez Ramos (@hectorlopezramos) on Jun 21, 2020 at 1:30pm PDT\nMany commenters have pointed to a lack of respect for the rules of physical distancing.\nSome Rawdon residents reported other inappropriate behaviours, as well.\nPour celle qui porte des masque et se lave les main areter ça le covid exite plus Rawdon a décidé ça publier svpPosted by Francois Charron on Saturday, June 20, 2020\nIn addition to illegally parked cars, garbage was allegedly left on-site, and excrement and toilet paper were found on private property.\nOuin ben c'est comme le jour de la marmotte à Rawdon!\nÇa c'était hier...et ça se répète aujourd'hui...\nDu jamais vu à...Posted by Marie-Josée Boucher on Sunday, June 21, 2020\nSome have even claimed to have seen tourists engaging in sexual intercourse on their property.\nHowever, Marc Tessier says no such incidents have been reported to the SQ at this time and no arrests have been made.\nThis article was originally published in French on Narcity Québec.\nThis article's cover image is used for illustrative purposes only.