Forillon National Park of Canada
Interpretation activities – History component
A Peninsula Profoundly Marked by Human Presence
In the late 19th and early 20th centuries, Grande-Grave bustled with activity from May to October. Under the long-armed control of two powerful fishery companies, hundreds of families along the coast and many seasonal workers fished cod, then dried and salted it to produce the world-famous "Gaspé Cure", massively exported to Italy, Spain and the Caribbean.
Grande-Grave Heritage Site
Hyman & Sons General Store, Anse-Blanchette and Dolbel-Roberts House tell the fascinating tale of the people who came to settle the land on Forillon Peninsula to make the most of the cod fishery. Learn about the history of the cod trading companies, the lifestyles of the people who fished the waters and farmed the fields and the diversity of cultures, religions and traditions through the activities organised by guide-interpreters to help you explore the displays in authentic, period building.
Hyman & Sons General Store
Open from June 1st to October 14, 2013
from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m.
Open from June 15 to September 8, 2013
from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m.
Open from June 22 to September 2nd, 2013
from 1 p.m. to 5 p.m.
Summer 2013 program to come
Folklore et légendes
(Duration: 1 hour)
Offered in French only. St. Peter's Church, Wednesdays at 2 p.m. from June 23 to August 18. Our grandparents really knew how to party! Join the interpreters for an activity featuring spirited rhythms and spellbinding tales.
La Veillée (Duration: 1 hour. 15 min.)
Offered in French only. St. Peter's Church, Saterdays at 7:30 p.m. from June 23 to August 18. Musicians and storytellers are gearing up to rock your soul and tell you stories and tales inspired by local tradition.
Garde à vous!
(Duration: 1 hour. 15 min.)
Offered in French only. Fort Péninsule, Fridays at 10 a.m. from June 23 to August 18. It’s 1942. Europe is at war. The Allies need supplies. Would you be able to defend Gaspé harbour and protect the ships setting off “across the pond”?
Gouache, papier, ciseaux!
(Duration : 1 hour. 15 min.)
Offered in French only. Hyman & Sons General Store, Thursdays at 10 a.m., from June 23 to August 18. Bring out the artist in you by participating in a collective work of art which explores the rich know-how of days gone by.