Forillon National Park offers visitors a multitude of outdoor activities to choose from: hiking, interpretive activities, sea kayaking, stand-up paddle boarding (SUP), swimming at the beach or in the outdoor pool, tennis, cycling, scuba diving, whale-watching cruises, 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 historical heritage while having fun. The new Information and Discovery Centre will open in summer 2021.
Forillon is a mountainous peninsula bordered by the Gulf of St. Lawrence and Gaspé Bay. Its boreal forest is home to a wide variety of wildlife species that are relatively easy to observe. Thousands of seabirds find shelter in Forillon’s steep cliffs, while seal colonies claim its shores. The scenery is stunning, and the rocks reveal part of Earth’s fascinating history.
Humans have been inhabiting and frequenting this territory 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.
June to mid-October; however, the park remains accessible year-round
Varies depending on the season and the site; visit the Parks Canada website for more information
Visit our website for more information. Note that park admission is free for anyone under 18!
Required for camping
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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!
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.
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.
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.
Pets allowed on leashes only
Restaurant or snack bar
Other: guided shuttle bus, sale and rentals of beach accessories
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
- Parks Canada network
- Tourisme Gaspésie
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