The health and safety of Canadians, visitors and Parks Canada team members is our top priority. In June and July, some Parks Canada places began a safe, gradual reopening of outdoor areas, some camping services, and some indoor areas at national historic sites.

We are only opening places and activities where risks can be managed, according to the advice of public health experts. For your safety, at all times, avoid all places and areas that are closed.

Openings and services differ across the country. Please check the Parks Canada national information portal dedicated to COVID-19 for regular updates.

We continue to deliver services critical for Canadians, including highway maintenance, fire response, dam operations and water management on historic waterways, and avalanche control, among others.

Update for July 30, 2020 - Non-medical masks and face coverings

We strongly encourage all visitors to wear a non-medical mask or face covering when visiting indoor public spaces at any Parks Canada place. When you visit a Parks Canada place, you may see signs reminding you that this is what we recommend.

An indoor public space is any space with walls and a roof that can be accessed by the members of the public.

If a Parks Canada place is within a jurisdiction where wearing a non-medical mask or face covering is mandatory, visitors will be asked to follow this requirement.

Important information about your visit to Forillon National Park

Starting June 1, 2020 Forillon National Park will offer limited visitor access and basic services.

Parks Canada is asking Canadians to respect these restrictions and to not camp illegally in Forillon National Park.

the website before each visit. The addition or withdrawal of services and activities will depend on how the Covid 19 situation evolves.

As of this Friday, July 24, 2020: the “Les Graves”  road from Grave-Grave to L'Anse-aux-Amérindiens will be open.

What’s open (updated July 28, 2020)
  • Accommodation
    • the sites of loops A and C of the Des-Rosiers campsite
    • campsites in backcountry camping
    • the sites of loops A, D and E of the Petit-Gaspé campsite (campers in loop A will have access to the service buildings in loops D and E)

  • As of this Friday, July 24, 2020: the “Les Graves”  road from Grave-Grave to L'Anse-aux-Amérindiens will be open.

  • the trails (Please note that safety instructions have been added for some of these trails.):
    • The “Les Graves” trail (along the entire length)
    • Prélude-à-Forillon
    • La Taïga
    • Les Parages
    • Du Banc,
    • Mont-Saint-Alban
    • La Vallée
    • Le Portage
    • La Chute
    • Les Lacs (along the entire length)
    • Les Crêtes.

  • North and South Area toll booths

  • Penouille reception and information centre
  • restrooms of the Penouille reception and information centre
  • Parks Canada shop at the Penouille reception and information centre

  • most service buildings (including Cap-Bon-Ami and Grande-Grave)
  • restrooms at the Visitor Information and Discovery Centre (North sector)

  • laundry facilities at the Visitor Information and Discovery Centre (North sector)
  • laundry facilities at the recreation centre

  • Hyman & Sons general store

  • tennis court at the recreation centre
  • most playgrounds
  • route 132 which runs through Forillon National Park
  • key services, such as security services (search and rescue services available but with reduced straff) and road maintenance
  • secondary roads leading to the southern sector (as far as Grande-Grave) and the northern sector
  • parking areas along the roads running through the park
  • day-use areas, including green spaces and picnic areas
  • beaches : Penouille, Petit-Gaspé, Cap-des-Rosiers et Cap-Bon-Ami
  • outhouses
  • the Grande-Grave wharf
  • Cap-des-Rosiers wharf (accessible, but there is no infrastructure to allow boats to dock)
What’s closed (updated July 28, 2020)
  • Information and Discovery Centre

  • Accommodation:
    • fixed roof accommodation: oTENTik, MicrOcube and Ôasis
    • Cap-Bon-Ami campsites and the service building
    • sites and the service building of loop B of the Des-Rosiers campsite
    • loop B and C sites of the Petit-Gaspé campsite
    • service building of loops A and C of the Petit-Gaspé campsite
    • Lean-to shelter in the backcountry camping

  • service building at the tip of Penouille
  • Recreation Centre (swimming pool, restaurants, playground)
  • Heritage buildings Blanchette house and Dolbel-Roberts house
Camping during Covid-19 (updated July 28, 2020)

We recommend that visitors plan their visit by making sure they have a campsite before going to Forillon National Park.

As of June 22, the following camping services will be added :

  • the sites of loops A and C of the Des-Rosiers campsite
  • the campsites in backcountry camping

As of June 26, the following camping services will be added :

  • the sites of loops A, D and E of the Petit-Gaspé campsite (campers in loop A will have access to the service buildings in loops D and E)

What camping services and facilities won’t be available on June 22?

  • Accommodation:
    • fixed roof accommodation: oTENTik, MicrOcube and Ôasis
    • Cap-Bon-Ami campsites and the service building
    • sites and the service building of loop B of the Des-Rosiers campsite
    • loop B and C sites of the Petit-Gaspé campsite
    • service building of loops A and C of the Petit-Gaspé campsite
    • lean-to shelter in the backcountry camping

What happens with existing reservations?

All existing reservations for dates between now and June 21, 2020, will be cancelled and refunded in full. You do not need to cancel your reservation. Your refund will happen automatically.

If you have a reservation after June 21, 2020, it is still valid. Visitors who have made reservations in a loop that is closed will be contacted and offered an alternative location. Otherwise, they will receive a refund at no charge.

Is it possible to reserve a campsite in Forillon National Park?

Parks Canada will begin to accept new online reservations for Petit-Gaspé and Des-Rosiers campgrounds on June 23, 2020. Visitors should check the Parks Canada website regularly for updates and information on services available and reservation windows.

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.

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