What to know before you visit

Parks Canada is investing $ three billion over five years to rehabilitate infrastructure assets within national historic sites, national parks, and national marine conservation areas across Canada.

This historic investment supports a memorable visitor experience and improves our infrastructures’ security and appeal.

Please review the section below to see if any facility or road work might have an impact on your trip at Forillon National Park. 

Infrastructure Projects in Forillon National Park

Work that may affect visitors

North area

  • The road just before the Cap-Bon-Ami parking lot will be open to traffic in alternating directions.

Project in progress

Reconstruction of the operations centre

For the next few years, all Forillon National Park employees will be located on one site, which will facilitate inter-team communications and the coordination of work, so that we can provide even more efficient services.

Updated information onFacebook/ForillonNP

Among our projects 

Rehabilitation of Petit-Gaspé service buildings and Des-Rosiers campsite buildings

Bâtiment de services

For your comfort, the Petit-Gaspé service buildings and the Des-Rosiers campsite building have been renovated. These buildings were finalists in two categories for the Centre d’expertise sur la construction commerciale en bois Prix d’Excellence: architectural details for sustainability and institutional buildings under 1,000 m2.

Restoration of the Blanchette buildings

The famous house, the barn, and the cod store have been completely restored in the style and materials of the original buildings. The artefacts displayed in these buildings have also been restored. 

Reconstruction of the stairs at Cap-Bon-Ami

Come and admire the view! The staircase down to the beach at Cap-Bon-Ami now includes several different levels to facilitate circulation and to increase the security of visitors by reducing the incline of the slope.

Restoration of the Grande-Grave wharf

A vestige of a time when cod fishing was the area’s greatest economic strength, the Grande-Grave wharf, whose eastern jetty has been restored, is now home to several different activities.

Restoration of the Cap-des-Rosiers beach - Du Banc trail

Ta-da! In addition to providing several access points to the beach, Du Banc trail includes several different amenities: wooden footbridges, a lookout tower, a picnic area, and interpretation panels.

Restoration of the Joseph Gavey House

Following restoration works, Joseph Gavey House, which is more than 150 years old, is now standing straight. Hikers can access the surrounding area of heritage buildings.

For information :
External Relations, Gaspésie Field Unit, Parks Canada 

Telephone: 418-368-5505