A peninsula of majestic landscapes
Discover Gaspésie, one of five regions of maritime Québec. Beyond the rugged coastline dotted with peaceful fishing havens, valleys and mountainous wilderness, it’s the proud, hospitable people who will make your stay truly unforgettable! Enjoy a wide range of activities: hunting for agate stones on the beach, watching marine mammals, fishing the waters of the sea or rivers, relaxing at a health spa, taking in a little culture, not to mention sampling the delectable maritime cuisine.
- The national park that features Percé rock and Île Bonaventure, where a colony of Northern gannets lives, is a prime destination of the region.
- Near Percé, the craggy coastline of Forillon National Park of Canada hasn’t changed since Jacques Cartier first laid eyes on it as he approached the Gaspé peninsula in 1534.
- Crystal-clear rivers teeming with Atlantic salmon crisscross the peninsula, making it a longstanding favourite destination for sport fishers.
- To the south, visitors love Chaleur Bay for its incredible beaches and warm waters. The bay is home to the Parc national de Miguasha, a remarkable fossil site on UNESCO’s World Heritage List.
- The road through the Matapédia valley takes you along the river’s shore, with a possible stop at Reford Gardens, a horticultural paradise created between 1926 and 1958 in the spirit of English gardens.
- The Parc national de la Gaspésie, where the Appalachian chain ends, has plenty of peaks over 1,000 m (3,200 ft.) where you can observe moose and caribou. With the neighbouring wildlife reserves of the Matane and the Chic-Chocs, it makes up a vast territory where adventure awaits, winter or summer. The International Appalachian Trail, with its 650 km (400 mi.) of trails and many huts and campsites, is a mecca for hiking enthusiasts!