The Québec maritime Blog


Gaspésie is a land of contrasts. While 25 of the highest peaks in Québec are found in the interior of this vast peninsula, the Gaspé coast is surrounded by unique beaches and unforgettable views. Not only is this region home to legendary Percé Rock, but it also boasts four national parks, world-renowned salmon rivers, a rich history and a multitude of talented chefs, artists and artisans.

The scenery of Gaspésie is also charming in the winter. Mountain sports enthusiasts will be thrilled by the many opportunities to explore the Chic-Choc Mountains and other parts of the Appalachians while skiing, snowshoeing or snowboarding. In addition, the Gaspé Peninsula is renowned as a snowmobile destination, offering nearly 2000 kilometres (1200 miles) of trails with breathtaking views.

To plan your trip, visit our Gaspésie section.


Parc national de Miguasha: When Fish Ruled the World

   |   By Olivier Matton

Waves crash on the beach, creating a soothing sound. In the water, fish abound. At first glance, this may sound like a description of one of Gaspésie’s many enchanting coastal landscapes. In fact, it is… some 380 million years ago, in the middle of the Devonian Period. Parc national de Miguasha offers visitors the opportunity to discover what links us to this mysterious lost world, thanks to the park’s exceptional fossil collection.

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11 Lighthouses to Discover in Gaspésie

   |   By Patrick Matte

Gaspésie is home to breathtaking landscapes, picturesque villages and natural sites of great beauty. But did you know that the Gaspé Peninsula is also known for its lighthouses, which bear witness to the region’s maritime past and still fascinate visitors today? These sentinels of the sea offer spectacular views of the cliffs and the St. Lawrence. Keep reading to learn more about the lighthouses of Gaspésie.

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Discover Gaspésie in the Fall!

   |   By Nathalie Katinakis

Home to stunning sea and mountain scenery, Gaspésie is photo-worthy in all seasons. However, in the fall, the contrast between the bright blue of the St. Lawrence and the shimmering hues of the leaves on the trees makes the landscapes even more beautiful. Discover how to make the most of your visit to this maritime region of Québec during the most colourful season of the year!

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7 Unusual Facts about Gaspésie

   |   By Marie-Eve Lagacé

Tourists in search of relaxation, wide-open spaces, excitement and a change of scenery have been visiting the Gaspé Peninsula for decades. But how well do you know this timeless vacation destination? Here are 7 unusual facts about the region that may surprise you.

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