Québec maritime is an enchanting sailing destination: in Bas-Saint-Laurent or Gaspésie, you can sail on lakes or try your hand at sailing a dinghy, keel boat or catamaran in Gaspé Bay. Sailing lessons are offered in several locations. All aboard!
The century-old Pointe-à-la-Renommée Lighthouse is the most travelled lighthouse in the world! After 20 years of exile in the Port of Québec, it was returned to its original site in 1997.
Gaspé boasts a national park within town limits: Forillon National Park, which is home to spectacular and varied scenery. Pictured here: majestic Cap Bon-Ami, in the dawn light.
Photo: Ricochet Design
Seven different species of whales, including the famous blue whale, can be observed in Gaspé Bay, where they come to feed. Pictured here: a minke whale and her baby off Forillon—a stunning and unforgettable sight!
Photo: Marc Debain
Gaspé is recognized as the cradle of Canada. For more than four centuries, people have come from far and wide to join the Aboriginal nations and contribute to this area’s rich history. Pictured here: the Gespeg Interpretation Site.
Photo: Micmac Nation of Gespeg
Gaspé boasts three magnificent salmon rivers, all of which flow into the St. Lawrence within 10 minutes of the centre of town. Enjoy the ultimate fly fishing experience on the famous York River, crystal-clear Saint-Jean River or intriguing Dartmouth River.
Beautiful Haldimand Beach is located 8 km (5 mi.) from the centre of Gaspé in a stunning natural setting, with Forillon National Park in the background. Easy to get to and providing all the services you need, this beach is a perfect family gathering spot blending sea and sand.
Gaspé is surrounded by water. Whether the St. Lawrence, other rivers or stunning Gaspé Bay, water is everywhere, and visitors and local residents make the most of it. Enjoy a kayaking excursion to the seal colony and meet the bay’s inhabitants!
Photo: Cap Aventure
The hiking trails in Forillon National Park offer breathtaking views and will introduce you to the area’s fascinating geology and wildlife. Expect unforgettable encounters!
Photo: Nancy Gauthier
Many buildings in Gaspé are witnesses to the region’s long history. Pictured here: the Griffon Cultural Centre, a former cold storage warehouse for codfish, which has been converted into a café and multipurpose centre.
Photo: Centre culturel Le Griffon
Unique in Gaspésie, the Festival Musique du Bout du Monde is one of the region’s most popular events. The festival, which mainly showcases world music, is an opportunity for cultural exchange. The event is also known for its festive atmosphere, high-quality shows and beautiful setting: Gaspésie!