Forillion National Park

Learn more about my park

When was this park established?

This park was established in 1974 in Quebec. Its geological position is 48.88°N, 64.42°W and it is in a costal martine zone

Important features of the park

Predicted climate change(Temperature)

spring +2.0 to 4.0

summer +2.0 to 3.0

fall +2.0 to 3.0

winter +2.0 to 7.0

Predicted climate change(Precipitation increase)

spring +3.0 to +23.0

summer -12.0 to +5.0

fall -3.0 to +13.0

winter -3.0 to +24.0

Impact of climate change on this park

Predicted change #1:

sea-level rise 0.5 m by 2100 and increased storm severity have the potential to influence flood risk, coastal erosion and sediment redistribution, and salinity in coastal ecosystems. Overall, the sensitivity of the Forillon area shoreline to physical changes from a rising sea-level is low.

Predicted change #2:

The increase in sea levels in conjunction with an increase of intense storms could erode the boulder shield protecting the parks shore line.

Predicted change #3:

Sea-level rise and changes in the erosion-sedimentation balance, may impact low-lying features in the park. These features include the sand dune and sandspit formation at Penouille, as well as the salt marsh and salt meadow. The salt meadow and its organisms are adapted to occasional inundation by seawater. An increase in salt-water inundation frequency and duration as a result of sea-level rise or greater storm severity would influence the species composition.