Du Banc trail

Forillon National Park


Venture along the seashore on Du Banc trail and take in the magnificent Forillon cliffs and the Cap-des-Rosiers lighthouse.

  • Level of difficulty: Easy
  • Length: 4 km (round trip)
  • Duration: 1–2 hrs.
  • Type of terrain: A planked boardwalk for a distance of approximately 400 m, after that, a hard trail surfaced in stone dust.
  • Elevation gain: 6 m
  • Starting point: The trail connects the parking lot to the Visitor Information and Discovery Centre at Cap-des-Rosiers.
  • GPS coordinates: 48.847005, -64.212345

Parking for persons with disabilities.

Information and reservation

The wheelchair bicycle (GRIT) is available to rent for free to people with reduced mobility wishing to enjoy the Du Banc trail. It is a wheelchair where the two wheels are pulled independently with mountain bike chains. This system provides more power to climb the slopes and also allows you to pick up speed, in a very safe way.


Reservations recommended

For information: Cap-des-Rosiers Visitor Information and Discovery Centre   418-368-5505.



A planked boardwalk extends over a distance of approximately 400 m.


Along Du Banc trail, take a break at a wheelchair accessible picnic table.


You can approach the Irish Memorial (Carricks) erected in the memory of the some one hundred passengers who drowned off Cap-des-Rosiers, in 1847.


Climb the stairs to reach the observation tower over the salt marsh, the sea and the lighthouse.


Washrooms can be found in the service building located near the parking lot of Cap-des-Rosiers. It is accessible to people with reduced mobility.


At the other end of the trail is the Visitor Information and Discovery Centre, which offers universal access as well as several services such as inclusive washrooms, exhibit, gift shop, bistro, laundry facilities, and Wi-Fi, among others.


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