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Encyclopedia > Forillon National Park

Forillon National Park is located on the Gaspé Peninsula of Quebec. The park includes forests, sea coast, salt marshes, sand dunes, cliffs, and the northern end of the Appalachians. Created in 1970, Forillon was the first national park in Quebec. It covers 244 km2. NASA satellite image of the Gaspé Peninsula. ... Beginning in 1963, a terrorist group that became known as the Front de libération du Québec (FLQ) launched a decade of bombings, robberies and attacks on government offices and at least two murders by FLQ gunfire and three violent deaths by bombings. ... The Appalachian Mountains are a system of North American mountains running from Newfoundland and Labrador, Canada to Alabama in the United States, although the northernmost mainland portion ends at the Gaspe Peninsula of Quebec. ... 1970 was a common year starting on Thursday. ... The Canadian National Parks system encompasses over forty protected areas, including National Parks, National Park Reserves and National Marine Conservation Areas. ... Beginning in 1963, a terrorist group that became known as the Front de libération du Québec (FLQ) launched a decade of bombings, robberies and attacks on government offices and at least two murders by FLQ gunfire and three violent deaths by bombings. ...


The word forillon is thought to have referred to a flowerpot island or sea stack which used to be a landmark in the area but has since collapsed into the ocean.


The park includes nesting colonies of sea birds. Whales, seals, black bears, moose, and other woodland animals can also be seen. Whales are not the largest species of exclusively aquatic placental mammals, members of the order Cetacea, which also includes dolphins and porpoises. ... subfamilies Otariidae Phocidae Odobenidae Pinnipeds are large marine mammals belonging to the Pinnipedia, a family (sometimes a suborder or superfamily, depending on the classification scheme) of the order Carnivora. ... Binomial name Ursus americanus Pallas, 1780 The American Black Bear (Ursus americanus), also known as simply the black bear or cinnamon bear, is the most common bear in North America. ... Binomial name Alces alces (Linnaeus, 1758) A female moose. ...

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The Creation of the Park

The creation of Forillon National Park in 1971 was preceded by the removal thru expropriation of several families that had settled within the boundaries of the proposed national park. Several of the foundations of the demolished houses remain today hidden in the underbrush of several sections of the park. Several families in the Gaspe Peninsula region were forced to re-settle in the surrounding areas and hold a vivid memory of the events that unfolded during those times. Forillon National Park does not mention these unfortunate events anywhere within their exhibits and fail to acknowledge the existence of a community within the park.


See also

The Canadian National Parks system encompasses over forty protected areas, including National Parks, National Park Reserves and National Marine Conservation Areas. ... The Canadian National Parks system is run by Parks Canada, which also runs Canadas National Historic Sites. ...

External links

  • Forillon National Park of Canada

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