It’s an event we locals await with anticipation, the moment when the gates of the North and South Areas of Forillon National Park finally open in the Spring, allowing us go for a turn in the park and officially start the season. Early season also happens to be one of the optimum times to see fauna. Come with me on a photographic visit of the park in late May.
Hike to the beautiful Cap-Gaspé lighthouse on the tip of the peninsula, and enjoy the serene beauty of the area the Mi’kmaq named “Land’s End”.
It is a question I often hear, mostly from those with flexible schedules. My answer is always the same, it depends on your interests as each month has pros and cons. I tried to compile a few for you.
The area sure has a lot to offer to hiking enthusiasts, the meeting of the sea and mountains forming striking landscapes. Here are some suggestions of trails to head to, from the easiest loop to the most arduous mountain hike.
No doubt will you notice that the presence of the sea is fully felt in our suggestions. Our proximity to the gulf of St. Lawrence ensures a myriad of recreational activities.
While many visitors stay for many days, some of you are just quickly passing through. Here is my Guide to visiting the Gaspé-Forillon for those who have a need for speed!
“The Valley” is a hidden gem in Forillon National Park.
Cap-Bon-Ami is a vantage point for some of Park Forillon’s most spectacular geographic features. The cliffs and ocean teem with flocks of sea-birds, and are frequently visited by seals, dolphins, and whales. Bring your best binoculars!