Forillon National Park

122, boulevard de Gaspé
Gaspé (Quebec) Canada
G4X 1A9
Phone:
+418-368-5505
Phone (2):
+1-877-RESERVE (1-877-737-3783) (for campsite reservations)
Fax:
+418-368-6837
Toll free:
+1-888-773-8888
Email:
information@canada.ca

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Forillon offers visitors a multitude of activities to choose from: sea kayaking, stand up paddling (SUP), hiking, horseback riding, swimming at the beach or pool, tennis, cycling, scuba diving, whale-watching excursions, picnics and playgrounds for the whole family!

The park offers semi-serviced and wilderness campsites as well as “ready-to-camp” (glamping) options.

An interpretation program proposes activities during which you can learn about the park’s natural and historic heritage while having fun.

Forillon is a mountainous peninsula bordered by the Gulf of St. Lawrence and Gaspé Bay. Its boreal forest is home to a diversified wildlife that is easy to observe. Thousands of seabirds find shelter in its steep cliffs, while seal colonies claim its shores. The scenery is stunning and the rocks reveal part of Earth’s fascinating history.

This territory has been drawing humans for thousands of years. A visit to the Hyman & Sons General Store, Anse-Blanchette and the Dolbel-Roberts House will take you back in time to relive some of the area’s rich human history.


Opening dates

Open from June to mid-October; however, the park remains accessible year-round


Schedule

Varies depending on the season and the establishment. Visit our website for more information.

Cost

Visit our website for more information. Note that park admission is free for anyone under 18!

Reservations

Required for camping

Payment methods

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  • American Express  American Express
  • Interac  Interac
  • Cash  Cash

Activities available

National Parks
Managed by Parks Canada, Forillon National Park protects and showcases some of the region’s unique natural and cultural heritage. The park offers visitors recreational activities while preserving the ecological integrity of this area.
Whale Watching
Up to seven species of whales feed in the waters off Forillon. Set off to encounter them with an interpreter guide aboard a Croisières Baie de Gaspé sightseeing boat. You can also observe whales from the coastal trails in the park.
Hiking
The many pleasures of hiking are undeniable: fresh air, spectacular views, the sounds of nature… Several trails offer unique view of the forest, the Gulf of St. Lawrence and Gaspé Bay.
Cycling
Cycle the secondary roads of Forillon National Park and discover awe-inspiring landscapes. Feel the salty air on your skin, breathe in the scents of the wildflowers and admire the sea and mountains. Bicycles are available for rent in the park.
Sea Kayaking
Glide on the water in a sea kayak accompanied by a Cap Aventure guide! As you paddle in an enchanting setting, admire the wildlife, including seabirds and seals.
Scuba Diving and Snorkelling
Forillon protects a strip of coastline that bears witness to the rich underwater world of the Gulf of St. Lawrence. You can dive from several locations along the shore and reach significant depths. Plongée Forillon offers diving excursions by boat.
Horseback Riding
Riders can explore the park along the Le Portage and La Vallée trails as well as through certain parts of the park’s southern boundary corridor. Guided horseback riding excursions are also available near the park.
Sea Excursions
Seen from the sea, Forillon offers breathtaking scenery! Whether by kayak with Cap Aventure or in a sightseeing boat with Croisières Baie de Gaspé, you will be awed by the beauty of the coast and marine wildlife.
Wildlife Observation
Because the park protects so many different natural habitats, Forillon is home to many animal species, several of which are easy to observe: razorbills, great black-backed gulls, harbour seals, blue whales, dolphins, black bears, porcupines and more!
Interpretation Sites
The interpretation centre offers a glimpse of the park’s biodiversity on land and in the sea (via aquariums) and recounts some of the park’s human history. Step back in time to the turn of the 20th century by visiting the Grande-Grave heritage site.
Maritime Heritage
Forillon Park offers several opportunities to discover the area’s maritime heritage: a walk on the wharf and hike to the Cap-Gaspé Lighthouse, historic buildings and exhibits on the life of communities centred around the sea.
Bird Watching
Seabirds give the park a definite maritime feel. Each year, many species migrate to the park in the spring, attracted by suitable breeding sites and an abundance of food.
Lake and River Excursions
Our partner Écorécréo offers you the option of taking an introductory stand-up paddling (SUP) course and renting all the equipment required to enjoy this new sport at Penouille, a fabulous sandy peninsula.


Services

  • Childrens playground
  • Picnic area
  • Pets allowed on leashes only
  • Restaurant or snack bar
  • Free parking
  • Other: Guided shuttle bus, sale and rentals of beach accessories
  • Guide services

How to get there

Via Route 132, north of the village of Gaspé. The park is at the northeastern tip of the Gaspé Peninsula, 700 km (430 mi.) from Québec City and 350 km (220 mi.) from the New Brunswick border.


Affiliations and distinctions

Affiliations

  • Parks Canada network
  • Tourisme Gaspésie

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