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Activities for Cruise Passengers

Have you got a few hours to come visit us? We have some great suggestions on how to make the most of your time at Forillon.

Vue aérienne de Forillon

Where is Forillon located?

The entrance to Gaspé Bay is bordered on the north by Forillon National Park. From the ship, you can scan Forillon from its eastern tip (Cap Gaspé) to Penouille peninsula.

How do you get to Forillon from downtown Gaspé?

Forillon Geographic location
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Penouille (21 km)

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South Area Entrance (30 km)
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 North Area Interpretation Centre (40 km
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Visit suggestions

Penouille: A unique environment

Penouille
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This sandy peninsula, located inside Gaspé Bay, is lined by a beautiful beach much appreciated for swimming, walking and relaxation. It also offers a fabulous view of the bay.

• Service building, picnic tables and toilets on premises

Fort Péninsule: World War II at our doorstep!

Fort Péninsule
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A little-known episode of World War II occurred in Gaspé Bay, where National Defence established a shore battery. The associated defence system included a submarine net, two artillery guns and a set of powerful projectors.

  • Accessible by car
  • Approximate duration of visit: 1 hour
  • Picnic tables toilettes on premises

Grande-Grave heritage site: The fascinating history of the people who once inhabited Forillon

Interprètes  à la maison Blanchette © Parks Canada

Enjoy a bit of time travel and discover the life of late 19th-century fisher-farmers. Visit a general store, a fishing harbour and a family home. On Sundays at 2 p.m., you’ll be greeted with music by costumed interpreters!
• Accessible by car
• Approximate duration of visit: 2 hours
• Service building, picnic tables and toilets on premises

Cap Gaspé: To land’s end!

Cap Gaspé © Parks Canada

Walk out along the “Les Graves” trail until you reach the lighthouse at Cap Gaspé. Along the way, you might just spot some seals or whales.
• Accessible on foot or bicycle
• Approximate duration of visit: 1 hour

Cap Bon-Ami: The majestic cliffs of Forillon

Cap-Bon-Ami
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You’ll enjoy front-row seating at this cliff- and seaside show starring seabirds, whales and seals.
• Accessible by car
• Service building, picnic tables and toilets on premises

The Mont Saint-Alban tower: A breathtaking panorama!

Tour du Mont St-Alban © Parks Canada

Starting from the Cap-Bon-Ami site, a hiking trail takes you up to Forillon’s most spectacular lookout. At 283 metres in altitude, the observation tower offers an absolutely stunning vista.
• Accessible by foot
• Approximate duration of visit: 2 hours (round trip)

Hiking suggestions

La Chute (1 km, 30 minutes)
Prélude à Forillon (0.6 km, 30 minutes)
Les Graves (3.2 km, 1 heure)

Click here to see all hiking trails in Forillon.

Daily entry fees

June 25 to September 1:
Adult: $7.80
Senior (65+ years of age): $6.80

May 31 to June 24 and September 2 to October 13:
Adult: $5.65
Senior (65+ years of age): $4.90

Guided tours available

Guided tours for groups are also available. Information is available on board cruise ships.

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