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The geologic history of the Forillon Peninsula and Cape Bon Ami Provincial Park

Harold William McGerrigle

The geologic history of the Forillon Peninsula and Cape Bon Ami Provincial Park

by Harold William McGerrigle

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Published by Quebec Dept. of Natural Resources, Mines Branch in Quebec .
Written in English

    Subjects:
  • Geology -- Québec (Province) -- Forillon Peninsula.,
  • Geology -- Québec (Province) -- Cape Bon Ami.

  • Edition Notes

    Gift; J. Cranmer-Byng.

    Statementby H.W. McGerrigle.
    SeriesPopular geology series -- no. 4, Popular geology series (Québec (Province). Geological Services) -- no. 4
    The Physical Object
    Pagination34 p., [1] folded leaf of plates :
    Number of Pages34
    ID Numbers
    Open LibraryOL19086481M

    Banff National Park is Canada’s first national park and was established in after the discovery o f the Cav e and Basin Hot Springs near the town of Banff in southern Alberta (Figure 1). The Structural Geology of the southeastern Cape Breton Highlands National Park, Nova Scotia Geological Survey of Canada, Open File , , 1 p. Raeside, R.P. and S.M. Barr, Geology of the northern and eastern Cape Breton Highlands, Nova Scotia, (zip format) Geological Survey of Canada, Paper no. , , 39 p.

      For much of its geologic history, South America was part of a supercontinent comprised of many southern hemispheric landmasses. South America began to split apart from Africa million years ago and separated from Antarctica within the past 50 million years. Photo: Val Taylor The distinctive geology of the Cape Peninsula has brought a unique biodiversity and ecosystem to the region. Table Mountain National Park, covering km2 of Table Mountain and the Cape Peninsula, is home to 2, different plant species, and in it was nominated as a UNESCO world heritage site.

    Perce to Gaspe for Cape Bon Ami in Forillon National Park - there are place to stay near the park or in Gaspe. By the time we got there we had enough so instead of doing the full coastal route we went cross country to Murdochville and on to Matane to catch the ferry to get to Tadoussac for a couple of nights at Hotel Tadoussac.   Sunday 11/5/00 3 miles/ Total/ IAT. Trail Days. Anse Aux Sauvages to Cliffs of Forillon at Cap Gaspe’. LANDS END. As planned, we met Park Warden, Ben Gagnon at the Forillon Park Operations Center at 8AM. Betty and I had a pleasant conversation there with Ben and two other wardens, Marie-Eve Foisy and Stephanie.


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The geologic history of the Forillon Peninsula and Cape Bon Ami Provincial Park by Harold William McGerrigle Download PDF EPUB FB2

Geology; History; Sunrise illuminates limestone cliffs of Cap-Bon-Ami. Mathieu Dupuis. Geology. Forillon’s landscapes are so spectacular, it’s only natural to be curious about how they came to be formed. Forillon is the perfect place to learn how to interpret landscapes.

Forillon National Park (French: Parc national Forillon), one of 42 national parks and park reserves across Canada, is located at the outer tip of the Gaspé Peninsula of Quebec and covers km 2 (94 sq mi). Created inForillon was the first national park in park includes forests, sea coast, salt marshes, sand dunes, cliffs, and the Eastern End of the on: Gaspé, La Côte-de-Gaspé Regional County.

Forillon National Park offers a wide range of experiences by the sea, along cliffs and in the forest. Prefer a quiet stroll across a pebble beach. Want to look into history by opening the door to a beautiful yellow house overlooking the bay.

Go snorkelling and discover colourful underwater plant and wildlife. Watch seals play. Located near the campsite Cap-Bon-Ami in the Forillon National Park in Gaspé, this hike of km (roundtrip) will take you to the lookout tower at the top of Cap-Bon-Ami.

The traffic is quite high (especially during peak season). The meters of elevation in km makes this hike a. By car []. As elsewhere in the Gaspé Peninsula, the main road to and from Forillon is Provincial Routea lasso-shaped route that circumnavigates the entirelike most visitors, you're arriving from the direction of Montreal or Quebec City, take Autoroute 20 (A) eastbound to the end of the road at Trois-Pistoles, where you'll pick up Route heading toward the Gaspé.

We did two hikes in the Forillon National Park. The first one to land's end (from the last parking lot, it was almost 9kms). The nature is beautiful there in August. There were flowers everywhere.

Arrived at the tip of the peninsula, there were quite a lot of birds and two / TripAdvisor reviews. Forillon has been inhabited for a long time. Nine thousand years ago, prehistoric peoples camped on the capes lining the point, the marine terraces of the Anse au Griffon Valley and Penouille Point.

For centuries, the coves and pebbled beaches of the Gaspé Cape in Petit-Gaspé had attracted the Micmacs, the first inhabitants of Gaspé.

The images below show the basic topography of the Cape Peninsula from Table Bay looking south over Cape Town and Table Mountain towards the Cape of Good Hope. The particular features are the Table Mountain massif and the chain of mountains that runs down the spine of the peninsula.

Table Mountain rises 3, feet (1, m). To the left of the mountains is the broad expanse of the Cape Flats. Geology of the Olympic Peninsula The oldest rocks of the Olympic Peninsula date back about 50 million years, making the peninsula a relatively new addition to the west coast of North America.

The peninsula has been shaped by incredibly powerful forces: the grinding intersection of pieces of the earth’s crust, the advance and retreat of ice. Almost 50% of the Cape Peninsula and Cape Flats area is blanketed by a thin veneer of eolian and marine sands.

Sea-levels fluctuated between to +25 m from present mean sea level during the Pliocene and subsequent Pleistocene ice-age between million years ago as a result of fluctuating global temperature and variable amounts. Cap Bon Ami in Forillon National Park extends into the Gulf of St.

Lawrence. the park pokes into the Gulf of St. Lawrence via a peninsula topped by a lighthouse. —Text adapted from the. The end of the road in the north area leads to what most would deem the most beautiful view of Forillon.

Arriving at Cap-Bon-Ami, one cannot help but notice it is an open book on geology with rock layers fully on display, each formed over thousands of years. The small ledges eroded over time are prime nesting real estate for marine birds.

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An illustration of text ellipses. Forillon National Park is located on the Gaspe Peninsula in Quebec, offering excellent hiking opportunities through lush vegetation along the Quebecois coastline. It is the location of Fort Peninsule, built during World War II.

Admission (Optional): Adult C$8; Child ( yrs) C$4; Senior (Over 65 yrs) C$8. The audio guide (with visual content) explains the history of this area of the Gaspé Peninsula. Forillon National Park Visit Forillon National Park, the North sector has fantastic geological sites, such as the sheer cliffs and long sandy beaches of Bon-Ami Cape.

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Dibblee, Jr.; edited by Helmut E. Ehrenspeck.Forillon was designated a national park in (St-Amour ).Prior to attaining status as a national park, the area had a rich cultural history. Indigenous people used the Anse-au-Griffon Valley as a thoroughfare across the peninsula between the Gulf of St.

Lawrence and the Bay of Gaspé.