Once it had developed a strategic plan for the Parc de la Gorge de Coaticook, the board of directors and management focused on creating an innovative project that would highlight the natural phenomenon of the gorge, which is regarded as the top tourist wonder in the Eastern Townships.
In the context of the festivities celebrating Coaticook’s 150th anniversary in 2014, the Parc called on Moment Factory, an internationally-renowned Quebec company specializing in entertainment in public spaces, to design and create this unique experience Foresta Lumina, brainchild of people from the park.
The investment in the creation of a night-illuminated walking trailis an innovation thatenhances an Eastern Townships product that already had a certain appeal and was well-positioned on the provincial scene. Determined to preserve the park’s natural resources, all of the work involved was carried out respecting nature.This was the primary factor dictating the design as well as the choice and installation of the technologies used. The goal was to pay tribute to nature by highlighting it and helping visitors discover its enchanting beauty at night. Visitors exploring the trail by day have no idea that the forest comes alive at night.
For the Parc de la Gorge de Coaticook, this was a major project, requiring an investment of nearly 1 000 000 $.
It created a lot of buzz and sparked great collaboration among the local and regional partners involved.