"Gaspesians from Land's End" Exhibition Update

The Board of Directors of the Association of Persons Expropriated from Forillon and their Descendants and Parks Canada want to add new content to the "Gaspesians from Land's End" permanent exhibition at the Dolbel Roberts House. The objective is to keep this exhibition, which helps visitors learn more about the episode of expropriation of families living in the area at the time of the park's creation, as vivid, representative and memorable as possible.

Are you an expropriated person or a descendant of a family that was expropriated during the creation of Forillon National Park? Would you like to tell us what life was like in your community, family or workplace before the park was created? Do you have photos, videos or documents that you would like to share to convey these moments? It's time to share them. They could appear on the interactive terminal for the expropriated landowner with whom this content is associated. It should be noted that each expropriated landowner has a dedicated interactive terminal in the exhibition. This interactive terminal is associated with the landowner's lot number and can receive new content, including archives (photos, videos, other documents) from family or friends.


Would you like to contribute? Read on!

For assistance

Do you have questions about the process?

Call us at    418 368-5505 or email us at    pc.relationsexternes-externalrelations.pc@canada.ca.

What types of documents are accepted?

Photographs, videos and any other material of significance to the families will be accepted. By "other material of significance," we mean any documents that are of significant value to the families. These can include a birth certificate, marriage certificate, etc. However, we ask you not to provide documents that contain personal information. Please make sure to redact it. Those in charge reserve the right to refuse documents if they consider them unsuitable for the project.

What criteria must the submitted documents meet?

The database that enables the exhibition's interactive terminals to function requires that the photographs, videos or other documents meet very specific criteria in terms of format, size and captions. To make it easier to transfer the material provided, please make sure that you respect these criteria. Note that photographs of photographs will be accepted if they are of good quality.

Criteria for documents (photographs or other)
  • Photo format: JPEG or PNG only.
  • Size: no restrictions.
  • Photo captions: no word limit.

We suggest a maximum of 225 characters (including spaces).

Criteria for videos
  • Video format: MP4 only.
  • Size: Less than 10 MB.
  • Video captions: no word limit.

We suggest a maximum of 225 characters (including spaces).

How can you check that an image or video meets the required criteria?
  1. On your video or photograph, right-click and select the "Properties" option.
  2. Check your file type and file size.

Process for submitting an interactive terminal update request

Documents submitted to update interactive terminals must meet the following criteria:

  • The material must be in digital format and meet the above criteria.
  • The material should be emailed to    pc.relationsexternes-externalrelations.pc@canada.ca.
  • The email must contain the following:
    • Email subject line: "Submission of documents for the 'Gaspesians from Land's End' exhibition;
    • First and last name of the person submitting the documents;
    • Full name of the expropriated landowner and lot number (if known);
    • Relationship between the person submitting the documents and the expropriated landowner;
    • Attachments (documents that meet the above criteria).

Frequency of terminal updates

Parks Canada is committed to updating the terminals of the "Gaspesians from Land's End" exhibition at Dolbel Roberts House twice a year, outside of the May–October operating season. Therefore, all requests received will be recorded and filed until the next possible update.

Questions and answers

When will my submitted material appear in the exhibition?

Parks Canada is committed to updating the interactive terminals in the "Gaspesians from Land's End" exhibition at Dolbel Roberts House twice a year, outside of the May–October operating season. Therefore, all requests received will be recorded and filed until the next possible update.

Is there a deadline for submitting my material?

Parks Canada will accept requests for interactive terminal updates on an ongoing basis. However, an incomplete or partially complete request may delay the processing of the update.

Parks Canada is committed to updating the interactive terminals in the "Gaspesians from Land's End" exhibition at Dolbel Roberts House twice a year, outside of the May–October operating season. Therefore, all requests received will be recorded and filed until the next possible update.

Is there a limit on the amount of material I can send?

There is no limit on the number of digital photographs, videos or documents you can submit to update the interactive terminals. However, they must meet the criteria listed in terms of format, size and captions.

Can I send my material by mail?

All material submitted must be in digital format and emailed to    pc.relationsexternes-externalrelations.pc@canada.ca.

How can I ensure that I am providing the correct lot number?

If you have documents (photograph, video or other), but you are not sure of the lot number, we invite you to write to us at    pc.relationsexternes-externalrelations.pc@canada.ca.