Eastern Canada Road Trip 2019
Forillon National Park, located on Quebec’s Gaspe Penninsula, had some wonderful scenery and hikes. We did one moderate hike - which felt pretty tough to my 7-year-old, but she did it - from Cap-Bon-Ami to the historic site -of Grand-Grave. You can do this without too much trouble, but we opted to hike up to the Mont-Saint-Alban tower, which gave us an incredible view of the coast.
It was a pretty steep hike, but the view was worth it! And the forest was really lovely to walk through.
We walked down to Grand-Grave, a historic fishing village that was purchased when the area became a park. Much of the story told there, in the buildings and by reenactors, is of the former residents, who were basically forced off their land. It made me sad to think how they were treated, when they could have been left to reside within the park.
We hiked back, and over the course of our few days here, enjoyed a lobster feast, cooked over our own fire by my husband. This was quite a treat for us, and we did it a few more times during our trip, since lobster was $10.00 a pound, Canadian ($7.50 American). Barely more than ground beef, if you can believe it.