Are you more a nature person than a culture person, or vice versa? Maybe you’re a little bit of both! Let our enthusiastic interpreters guide you through your discovery of Forillon’s treasures!

Spring activities

Tout savoir sur l’ours noir : sortie faunique guidée (activity in French)

June 13, 17 and 19, 2018, from 7 am to 11 am 

Discover the legendary American black bear and take the opportunity to debunk some myths about it along the way.

Participants must register for activity at least one day in advance.
Fee-based activity: $22 per person 
Maximum of 10 participants per activity 
Tickets are available at the North and South Area entrances of the Park
Duration: 4 hours
7.5 km hike, intermediate level
Information: Bruce O'Connor, 418-360-5949


Summer activities (June 23 to August 19)

Evening activities

 
Evenings get lively at Forillon! (activity in French)
Time and location vary. Check park bulletin boards for schedule details. Program features: talks, guided activities and campfire storytelling!

Saturday

 
Ça grouille à Penouille (activity in French)

With both feet in the water, discover the plants and animals that have taken up residence on the sandy surface of a genuine underwater meadow! Water shoes recommended.

June 30, July 14 and 28, August 11: 10:30 am
June 23, July 7, August 4 and 18: 1:30 pm
Meeting point: Penouille Information and Visitor Centre
Duration: 1 hour 15 minutes 

Sunday

Entendu à l’église (activity in French)

There was a time when the church played a key role in the lives of people. It was an ideal place for exchanging news, a bit of gossip and some tall tales.

2:00 pm
Meeting point: St-Peter’s Church, near the recreation centre
Duration : 1 hour 15 minutes  

 

Monday

Apprenti-pêcheur recherché! (activity in French)

Come and see how Forillon’s fishermen managed to catch the largest fish. You’ll have some good fishing tales to tell, we promise!

1:30 pm
Meeting point: Hyman and Sons General Store
Duration: 1 hour

 
 

Tuesday

La vie du bord de mer (activity in French)

But what could possibly live in such a world of pebbles? And in those swimming pools carved into the rock itself? Discover the life on the seashore. We recommand you wear appropriate footwear because the rocks can be slippery.

Duration: 1 hr 15 mins
June 26, July 3, 17 and 31, August 14: 10 30 am
July 10, August 7: 1:30 pm
July 24: 3 pm
Meeting point: Recreation centre parking lot, South Area
Duration : 1 hour 15 minutes

 

Wednesday

Cap sur le bout du monde ! / Destination Lands End !

Set out and reach mythical Cap-Gaspé – land’s end! Along the way, you’ll discover some mind-boggling natural and cultural treasures. The hike is guided along the outbound segment only.

10 am (In French)
1 pm (In English)
Meeting point : L’Anse-aux-Amérindiens picnic area
Duration: 3 hours

 

Thursday

Garde à vous! (activity in french)

The year: 1942. The place: Fort Peninsula, a coastal defence battery located on Forillon’s southern side shore. Your mission: protect Gaspé Bay and the Allied ships from enemy threat. Would you be able to defend them? 

10:30 am
Meeting point : Fort Peninsula
Duration : 1 hour 15 minutes

Friday

Les secrets de la roche (activity in french)

A landscape that came into being at the bottom of an ocean, fossils of animals that lived there 500 million years ago. The rocks of Forillon really have a number of secrets to share.

10 am
Meeting point Cap-Bon-Ami picnic area
Duration : 1 hour 15 minutes


Fall activities (August 20 to September 29)

Every evenings

The Beaver's Turf (activity in French. Bilingual on Sundays and Thursdays)

The beaver, that hardworking builder, invites you to enter his own little world. 
Wear sturdy shoes or hiking boots, and bring along a flashlight. 

August 20 to September 1st: 5:30 pm
September 2 to 15: 5:00 pm
September 16 to 29: 5:30 pm
Meeting point: “Le Castor” parking lot (near the North Entrance)
Duration: 1 hour 15 mins

 

Sur la trace de l'orignal (activity in French)

September 22, 24, 29 and 30 from 1 pm to 5 pm

Enjoy a foray into the habitat of the king of our forests! Accompanied by a park interpreter, you’ll discover all the particularities of North America’s largest land mammal! Who knows, maybe you’ll even be able to see one up close!

Registration required
Fee-based activity: $22 per person 
Maximum of 10 participants per activity
Tickets are available at the North and South Area entrances of the Park
Time: to be determined
Duration: 4 hours
7 km hike, intermediate level
Information: Bruce O'Connor, 418-360-5949


During Summer and Fall

Curious by nature! (June 23 to October 6)

When you next come to Forillon, keep an eye out for our “Curious by Nature” mobile interpretation kiosk. The mission of the interpreter in the kiosk is to answer all your questions pertaining to the park’s animals, plants and landscapes. He or she carries about a satchel full of interpretation materials and games that young and old are sure to enjoy.