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Forillon National Park Gaspé

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Forillon National Park
122 boulevard de Gaspé
Gaspé
QC
G4X1A9
Tel: 418-368-5505

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Forillon, a national park created in 1970, is located at the farthest reach of the Gaspé Peninsula. Its majestic landscapes cover a 244 km2 area that is carved out of the sea, cliffs and mountains. Forillon protects a representative sample of the Notre-Dame and Mégantic mountain regions and certain elements of the Gulf of St. Lawrence marine region. The presence of ten different rock formations, colonies of seabirds and enigmatic artic-alpine plants give this park its unique character. Within this seaside park, the Grande-Grave National Heritage Site attests to the way of life of fishing families.
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    Woke to the sight of two bull moose grazing in the flower covered pasture. Later spotted two seals just outside the harbour. Then traveled to the whale watching area at the end of the southern road. Spotted a Canadian Coastguard vessel towing a fishing vessel back to port. At first could hear the sounds of whales expelling air from their blow holes, then spotted large whales breaching, tail slapping , and fin slapping as they headed back toward open water. Later walked along the rocky beach where the mountains meet the water. Saw large numbers...Read More

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    My wife and I decided to travel a loop from our home in southern NH USA up through Gaspésie National Park and on to Forillon National Park (on the Gaspe Pennisula). The trip was long but amazingly gorgeous. We stayed for several days in and around Forillon National Park. We hiked to the famous lighthouse at the top of the pennisula (called the Cap Gaspe). The hike was incredible. We also kayaked around the Gaspe Pennisula and saw hundreds of seals and some whales.

    From Forillon we headed back towards Perce. We stayed there overnight and saw the...Read More

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    Un paraiso bello saludos mother feliz cumple anos

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    À toutes les années, il faut que j'aille faire un tour à Forillon !
    Le camping du parc national "Des Rosiers", secteur B pour les tentes :
    - très agréable.
    - vue magnifique.
    - toilettes / douches / salle communautaire : très bien entretenues.
    - Sites avec ombrage pour ceux qui craignent la chaleur du soleil.

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    Site de rêve pour aller camper, camping Desrosiers est le plus beau de tous les endroits que nous avons visité. À voir absolument.

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by Rob Cornelsen

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Woke to the sight of two bull moose grazing in the flower covered pasture. Later spotted two seals just outside the harbour. Then traveled to the whale watching area at the end of the southern road. Spotted a Canadian Coastguard vessel towing a fishing vessel back to port. At first could hear the sounds of whales expelling air from their blow holes, then spotted large whales breaching, tail slapping , and fin slapping as they headed back toward open water. Later walked along the rocky beach where the mountains meet the water. Saw large numbers of sea birds nesting. Climbed up the cliff back to the parking area. Great facilities, campgrounds with enclosed wood stove heated dining areas, washrooms with heated showers! Great visitor centre with knowledgeable friendly staff.

by Stephen J Dow

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My wife and I decided to travel a loop from our home in southern NH USA up through Gaspésie National Park and on to Forillon National Park (on the Gaspe Pennisula). The trip was long but amazingly gorgeous. We stayed for several days in and around Forillon National Park. We hiked to the famous lighthouse at the top of the pennisula (called the Cap Gaspe). The hike was incredible. We also kayaked around the Gaspe Pennisula and saw hundreds of seals and some whales.

From Forillon we headed back towards Perce. We stayed there overnight and saw the famous Perce rocks. From there we traveled to the Bay of Fundy and back home.

We had a tremendous adventure and met many great people! It was a long trip but it was definitely worth the effort. I would surely recommend visiting this absolutely amazing region of Canada. You won't regret it!

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