Location: Forillon National Park
Distance: Roundtrip: 80 km

Find out what makes Forillon so special on this 7-day itinerary. Enjoy panoramic views of sea amongst cliffs, go whale watching, and explore what lies beneath the waves. Follow the trail that leads to the famous land’s end, and take time for history: discover a coastal battery and dive into the golden era of the codfish industry.


A group of visitors at top of the Mont-Saint-Alban lookout tower.

Day 1


Location: Forillon
Distance: 40 km from Gaspé

Get an up-close look at the incredible sights of the sea, pebbled beaches and cliffs, where seals, seabirds and whales are the main attraction!

Visit Cap-Bon-Ami, it’s simply magnificent! Listen and you’ll hear thousands of seabirds nesting in the cliffs. Watch as they dive into the water for food. Want a panoramic view from above? Climb to the top of the Mont-Saint-Alban lookout tower to admire the sea, the cliffs and the forest as far as the eye can see.


Recommended accommodation: oTENTik, Des-Rosiers campground


Two cyclists with children's trailers on the Du Banc trail.

Day 2


Location: Forillon

Find the park’s best-kept secret on the Les Crêtes trail: a panorama of the vast and beautiful Appalachian wilderness, the gulf and the splendid Gaspé Bay. Take a walk in the forest to discover a magnificent waterfall. Round out the day along the seashore on the new Du Banc trail. Enjoy the view of the majestic cliffs and take a break at the picnic area.


Recommended accommodation: oTENTik, Des-Rosiers campground


A young girl in a boat at Grande-Grave site.

Day 3


Location: Forillon

Embark on a whale-watching tour. Feel the anticipation as you eagerly await for a whale’s back to breach the surface. Then join the excitement of hearing its powerful blow! Have a picnic at the enchanting Grande-Grave and take a tour of the Les Parages trail. Visit Hyman & Sons General Store and the Dolbel-Roberts House–testaments to the golden era of the codfish industry and the peninsula’s cultural diversity. Take a detour to visit the little yellow house of the Blanchette family, fishermanfarmers of the early 20th century.


Recommended accommodation: oTENTik, Petit-Gaspé campground


A whale’s tail with the cliffs of Cap-Gaspé in the background.

Day 4


Location: Forillon

Follow the bay, on foot or by bike, along Les Graves trail. Keep an eye on the sea and you might spot whales and seals. At Cap-Gaspé, near the lighthouse, don’t miss the last section of the trail that winds down the cliff and leads to the famous land’s end. Back at the campsite, take some time to watch the seals from the lookout.


Recommended accommodation: oTENTik, Petit-Gaspé campground


A family is fishing from the Grande-Grave wharf.

Day 5


Location: Forillon

Explore the magnificent ocean floor while scuba diving or snorkeling at Petit-Gaspé beach. You’ll be fascinated by the kelp, crabs, sea urchins and starfish. Visit the tidal pools to discover the abundance of life at low tide. Fish from the Grande-Grave wharf and you may catch some mackerel for dinner!


Recommended accommodation: oTENTik, Petit-Gaspé campground


A family and a guide observe the aquatic fauna of the tidal pools at Petit-Gaspé beach.

Day 6


Location: Forillon

Explore Gaspé Bay by kayak. Watch the seals, enjoy the sunset or sail to the mouth of the bay by the foot of the cliffs. Like to bike? Go for a ride on the many multi-use trails. Keep an eye out—moose, porcupines and black bears also roam the trails! Stop for a bite to eat at one of the picnic areas along Le Portage and La Vallée trails.


Recommended accommodation: oTENTik, Petit-Gaspé campground


Visitors play frisbee at Penouille beach.

Day 7


Location: Forillon

Discover a little-known story from the Second World War at the coastal battery of Fort-Peninsula! Explore Penouille, a world apart. Relax on the sandy beach, explore the salt marsh or stroll through the taiga. Enjoy the warmer waters in the bay and take a dip or try some paddle boarding.


Distance: Return to Gaspé, 40 km


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