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:
Always check the length and other aspects of your trail, as well as the duration of your hike before you set out. Choose a trail that YOU can handle. Topographical maps are available for purchase at the reception centres and toll kiosks.
Tell someone where you’re going and what time you expect to be back.
Bring a snack and enough water, even if your hike is short. The tap water in park service buildings is safe to drink unless otherwise noted.
Consider comfort and safety when you choose what to pack. A sweater and windbreaker are generally a good idea at Forillon. We recommend footwear with a good grip and lots of support.
For your own safety, stay on the trails and behind fences and follow any posted instructions (trail closed, steep cliffs, risk of rockslide, and so on).
Specific cycling tips:
- The use of a bike helmet is strongly recommended.
- Travel in single file on the park’s secondary roads.
- Cyclists must continue to keep their eyes on the road: mountain biking trails are also used by hikers and park vehicles.
Find out more about planning a hike and what to bring on the AdventureSmart website.
- Leave no trace! Pack out all trash; there are no garbage cans along trails.
- Pets are allowed on trails provided that they are kept on a leash at all times.
- Open fires are prohibited in the backcountry.
- Others regulations