Forillon National Park

North Area entrance: 1440, boul. Cap-des-Rosiers

South Area entrance: 2286, boul. Grande-Grève
Gaspé (Quebec) Canada
G4X 6G7
Phone (2):
+1-877-RESERVE (1-877-737-3783) (for campsite reservations)
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Probably the best kept secret in Gaspésie is that Forillon National Park is accessible in the winter! Although the service centres are closed and the roads are not cleared of snow, you can explore the park as long as you are somewhat prepared. A team of volunteers coordinated by the Centre Culturel Le Griffon grooms three beautiful trails, which are perfect for cross-country skiing, snowshoeing and fatbiking: La Vallée, Le Portage and La Grande-Cavée. The cultural centre also offers equipment rentals.

Locals use the area extensively, making the Penouille and Du Banc trails very accessible as well.

More information on the Parks Canada website

The Centre Culturel Le Griffon offers you the opportunity to stay in a yurt. You will be charmed by these rustic glamping units that are traditionally built by nomads in Central Asia.

Come and discover the valley in L’Anse-au-Griffon by exploring beautiful snowy trails. Enjoy winter at the heart of Forillon National Park and end your day of outdoor fun with a tasty meal by the woodstove.

This adventure is intended for experienced outdoor enthusiasts who are fully self-reliant. The yurts are accessible on cross-country skis or snowshoes (luggage transportation is available).

More information on the Parks Canada website

Winter Activities Available

Snowshoeing, Skiing and Other Winter Sports
As long as you are somewhat prepared, you can explore Forillon National Park in the winter! Three trails are groomed for cross-country skiing, snowshoeing and fatbiking. Equipment rentals are also available.
Unusual Accommodations in Winter
The Centre Culturel Le Griffon offers stays in yurts. Enjoy a fully self-reliant adventure for experienced outdoor enthusiasts and soak up the beauty of the park in the winter.

How to get there

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

Affiliations and distinctions


  • Parks Canada network
  • Tourisme Gaspésie

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