We rarely head out for an outdoor adventure with the expectation that something will go wrong, and most times everything will go right. However, sometimes the unexpected happens and when it does, it’s important that you are well informed and well prepared to minimize the negative impact of unfortunate circumstances.

For important information about staying safe while enjoying Forillon National Park, see the topics below.

Living with black bears

How to react to bear encounters?

Hiking and cycling safety

Get the most out the park’s trails by planning and preparing for every hike, whether you’re out for 30 minutes or the whole day.

Camping safety

Protect yourself and local wildlife by keeping your campsite clean at all times.

Safety at sea

With cold water, currents and weather conditions that can change rapidly, excursions at sea involve risks. Following are some tips so that your activity at sea can be both pleasant and safe!

Road safety

Highway 132 crosses Forillon National Park. For your safety and that of other users, as well as wild animals, reduce your speed once in the park.

Fishing safety

Here are few tips for fishing safely on the Grande-Grave Wharf. 

Safety is everyone’s responsibility.
At Parks Canada, we do our part to make sure you can have a safe visit by assessing the risks, managing hazards, and making sure that safety information is freely available to everyone.

You can do your part as visitors by making sure you seek out the information you need to stay safe and make well informed decisions while enjoying these special places. Visit our websites and stop at a visitor center to speak with our employees for the most up to date information. Make sure you are fully prepared for whatever activities you choose to participate in so you can have a safe, enjoyable and memorable visit.

For general information on how to stay safe when enjoying the outdoors visit adventuresmart.ca

In case of emergency: Dial 911

First aid, wildlife protection, search and rescue: Call 1-888-762-1422