Forillon National Park

The Forillon National Park of Canada, created in 1970, is one of the Gaspesie region’s most beautiful attractions. It’s located on the head of the Gaspé Peninsula, at the end of the Appalachians. There, the tip of Forillon was made into a wide national park in order to preserve the wild beauty of its coast.

The seaside park reveals ten geological formations and phenomena some of them dating back to up to 450 million years. The territory of the park covers nearly 244 square kilometres or 94 square miles. The area benefits from an exceptional microclimate.

The craggy coastline of Forillon National Park of Canada is carved out of the sea and it’s decorated with many cliffs and mountains. Large colonies of seabirds cover many of these cliffs and arctic-alpine plants create a unique ambiance here.

Actually, Forillon abounds with natural treasures, and tourists can discover many secrets by taking part in lots of recreation activities that are offered in the park. Tourists can take part in so called Scenic cruise that’s takes them along the park’s north shore in a breathtaking setting.

This cruise starts at the Cap-des-Rosiers harbour. Sea kayaking, sea fishing, scuba-diving and snorkelling are permitted here as well. Guests can also just walk along a pebble beach, soothe by the rhythm of waves. There are nice beaches at Cap-Bon-Ami, Petit-Gaspe, Grande-Grave and Des-Rosiers.   From May to October, whales can be sighted off the coast Forillon National Park.

Thus by travelling along the coast, guests might see these giant mammals. Visitors can take a whale-watching cruise through the waters of the Gaspe Bay and the Gulf of St.Lawrence on board the local cruiser Narval. This cruise departs daily from Grande-Grave harbour and it last for about 3 hours.

Within the park, the National Heritage Site Grand-Grave attests to the way of life of fishing families of Gaspe peninsula in the past.

cap des rosiers

Cap-des-Rosiers Phare, built in the 19th century, an old postcard

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