Located on the tip of the Gaspé Peninsula, Forillon Park is a mountainous area that borders on the Gulf of St. Lawrence and the Bay of Gaspé. Forillon protects a total of 244.8 km2, including a narrow strip of marine area a little over 150 m wide (4.4 km2).
Its boreal forest is home to an diverse wildlife that can be easily observed. The park’s steep cliffs welcome thousands of sea birds and its shores harbour colonies of seals. Its stunning vistas and rock formations are a testament to our planet’s captivating history. Park territory comprises four major ecosystems (aquatic, coastal, marine and forest).
The Forillon Peninsula has been inhabited for thousands of years and Forillon Park bears witness to the lives of the men and women who lived there, including Micmacs, fishermen, cod merchants, whale hunters and lighthouse keepers.
- The Aboriginal peoples - Forillon’s first inhabitants
- The French Regime - The first fishing stations
- The English Regime - Families take root
- A typical Gaspé fishing village - Grande-Grave
- Living from the land and the forest - L'Anse-au-Griffon Valley
- A lighthouse at Land’s End - Cape Gaspé
- World War II - Fort-Peninsula
- World War II - Torpedo attacks off the coast of Cap-des-Rosiers