COVID-19 and your visit to Forillon National Park
Openings and services differ across the country. Please check the Parks Canada national information portal dedicated to COVID-19 for regular updates.
Important information about your visit to Forillon National Park
Off season park access
Although Forillon National Park is not officially in operation from mid-October to the end of May, visitors are still permitted to access it. A winter offer is also proposed in collaboration with our partner, the Centre culturel le Griffon. Many other trails and infrastructures are not maintained, so you are responsible for your own safety.
Visit the website before each visit. The addition or withdrawal of services and activities will depend on how the Covid 19 situation evolves.
Parks Canada is asking Canadians to respect these restrictions and to not camp illegally in Forillon National Park.
Please note that there are restrictions on the number of people allowed in our buildings. Please familiarize yourselves with these restrictions posted at the entrance of our buildings.
What’s open (updated November 15, 2021)
- All trails (Please note that safety instructions have been added for some trails.)
- Répit-Nord - La Vallée trail picnic shelter
- Service building at the tip of Penouille (No drinking water)
- Grande-Grave picnic shelter (No drinking water and no washroom)
- Secondary roads leading to the southern sector and the northern sector
- Day-use areas, including green spaces and picnic areas
- Parking areas along the roads running through the park
- Key services, such as security services (search and rescue services available but with reduced straff) and road maintenance
What’s closed (updated November 15, 2021)
- Information and Discovery Centre including the restrooms
- Toll booths
- Penouille reception and information centre
- Access to the stair and beach of Cap-Bon-Ami
- Fort-Péninsule service building
- Service Building, Du Banc Trailhead
- Prélude-à-Forillon picnic shelter
- Cap-Bon-Ami picnic shelter
- Cap-Bon-Ami restrooms
- Heritage buildings: Dolbel-Roberts house, Hyman Warehouse, Blanchette house and barn, Hyman & Sons general store
- Recreation Centre - swimming pool, shop, laundry
- Des-Rosiers campground including oTENTIKs, Oasis and MicrOcube
- Cap-Bon-Ami campground
- Petit-Gaspé campground
- Backcountry camping
- Lean-to Shelters in the backcountry
Camping during Covid-19 (updated November 12, 2021)
We recommend the visitors plan their visit by making sure they have a campsite before going to Forillon National Park.
All campgrounds are closed for the season.
Your safety when visiting
The Province of Quebec requires wearing a non-medical mask or face covering when visiting indoor public spaces at Forillon National Park. An indoor public space is any space with walls and a roof that can be accessed by the members of the public. Visitors to Forillon National Park will be asked to follow this requirement.
Safety is a shared responsibility. Those who choose to access Forillon National Park, whether on foot, by bicycle or by motor vehicle, must respect all signs and closures, leave no trace, take back their garbage and human waste and follow the advice of public health experts on physical distancing. They must be careful in their choices to avoid injury and minimize any need for emergency response. Search and rescue services may be limited.
Visit our Visitor Safety section for more information on how to safely enjoy activities in Forillon National Park.