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
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.
What’s open (updated January 4, 2021)
- the Répit-Nord shelter (La Vallée)
- the chalet at the starting point of La Vallée and Le Portage located at L'Anse-au-Griffon
- outhouse of the starting point of La Vallée and Le Portage located at L'Anse-au-Griffon
- outhouse of the Répit-Nord shelter (La Vallée)
- day-use areas, including green spaces and picnic areas
- the trails (Please note that safety instructions have been added for some of these trails.):
- parking areas along the roads running through the park
- 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
What’s closed (updated January 4, 2021)
- secondary roads leading to the southern sector and the northern sector
- Access to the stair and beach of Cap-Bon-Ami
- All campsites : Cap-Bon-Ami, Petit-Gaspé, Des-Rosiers and campsites in backcountry camping
- Information and Discovery Centre including the restrooms
- Penouille reception and information centre
- Parks Canada shop at the Penouille reception and information centre
- Outhouses (except: outhouse of the starting point of La Vallée and Le Portage located at L'Anse-au-Griffon and outhouse of the Répit-Nord shelter)
- All service buildings (including Cap-Bon-Ami, Grande-Grave and the building at the tip of Penouille)
- Recreation Centre (swimming pool, restaurants, playground)
- Heritage buildings Blanchette house, Dolbel-Roberts house and Hyman & Sons general store
Camping during Covid-19 (updated December 16, 2020)
All campsites 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.