At the end of the world, or almost, the peninsula reigns over the Gulf of St. Lawrence, with Percé rock as its crowing jewel

Gaspésie... home to spectacular seascapes, mountains and crystal-clear rivers, as well as a vast array of activities and impressive cuisine drawn from the sea, land and forests. Discover the world’s most accessible Northern gannet colony, moose, whales and towering peaks reaching over 1,000 m in height. But best of all is Gaspésie’s legendary hospitality.

Distance between main cities

Montréal
917km
Québec
694km
Gatineau
1107km

Did you know?

In 1534, Jacques Cartier erected a cross in Gaspé on behalf of France.

To be discovered absolutely

The Gaspésie Tour abounds with sites steeped in history and remarkable natural attractions, from the Percé rock to diverse wildlife.

Parc national de la Gaspésie

This vast park located in the heart of the Gaspé Peninsula is the ideal spot for cross-country skiing and snow-shoeing. It boasts numerous trails, where you can follow Rivière Sainte-Anne, discover Lac aux Américains or climb a mountain, such as Mont Jacques-Cartier, which features the second-highest summit in Québec.

Parc national de la Gaspésie boasts 25 peaks that are over 1,000 metres high.

There are also plenty of areas to enjoy backcountry skiing. The park’s Mountain School allows beginners to get acquainted with the sport with peace of mind by offering full equipment rentals and professional guides.

Exploring Gaspésie by snowmobile

This loop covers nearly 1,160 km and boasts landscapes featuring the sea, mountains, valleys, bays, cliffs and rivers. The northern trail hugs the St. Lawrence shore up to the peninsula’s point, where you can take in the gulf in all its splendour. The southern trail crosses fields and forests, where you’ll ride under snow-bent trees.

The Trans-Quebec 5 trail wraps around the peninsula, featuring landscapes only accessible by snowmobile.

Not to be missed: the Chic-Chocs, the view of the Gulf of St. Lawrence from Mont-Saint-Pierre, Percé Rock, the view of Chaleur Bay from Mont Saint-Joseph in Carleton-sur-Mer and Mont Radar in La Rédemption. Have your camera at the ready!

The Chic-Chac

This is a top destination for backcountry skiers and the best spot east of the Rockies to practise the sport. Accompanied by a professional guide, you can take to the slopes on your own, in a snowcat or by helicopter.

Murdochville gets up to 7 metres of snow per year!

This recreational tourism business offers all-inclusive stays at chalets, cottages and private residences, as well as a restaurant and bar. Enjoy this unique experience with a festive vibe!

Plan your getaway to Gaspésie

Festivals and events

We enjoy a good time. Whether it's large cultural or sports events, city celebrations or charming village gatherings, we're always ready to have fun!

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Where to sleep

Find the perfect accommodation for you, whether in town or in nature. A classification program indicates the level of comfort, service and safety.