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Gaspésie

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.

 

What to Do in Gaspésie in the Winter

   |   By Katie Jalbert

Clean air, mountains and powder snow are the perfect combination for adventure—and that’s exactly what Gaspésie offers you during the cold season! Jacques Bouffard, a professional guide in the Chic-Choc Mountains, invites you to come and discover his Gaspésie this winter!

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5 Good Reasons to Visit Gaspé

   |   By Anne-Josée Pineau

Gaspé is a popular destination for outdoor lovers since it is home to a vast bay, internationally renowned salmon rivers, fine-sand beaches, a national park and many wildlife species. It also draws history buffs, who will want to visit the many museums and interpretation sites. Discover our five good reasons to visit Gaspé!

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5 Good Reasons to Visit Haute-Gaspésie

   |   By Anne-Josée Pineau

Located on the north side of the Gaspé Peninsula, the Haute-Gaspésie area is a popular destination for nature lovers. Bordered by the sea on one side and the highest peaks of Québec on the other, the area’s 130 km (80 mi.) of shoreline are dotted with charming coastal villages offering warm hospitality. Here are five good reasons to visit Haute-Gaspésie.

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5 Good Reasons to Visit the Chaleur Bay Area

   |   By Anne-Josée Pineau

Offering long beaches protected from the wind, temperate waters, spectacular scenery and picturesque villages reflecting a rich cultural mosaic, this part of the Gaspé Peninsula has been attracting vacationers for decades. Here are five good reasons to visit the Chaleur Bay area.

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8 Souvenirs to Take Home from Gaspésie

   |   By Anne-Josée Pineau

The Gaspé Peninsula is home to many creative and passionate foodies and artisans. Meet some of them during your next vacation and take home something they’ve made as a souvenir of your trip! Here are eight places you’ll want to discover.

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Chic-Chocs: The Hidden Gem of Eastern Canada

   |   By Jamie Walter

Those that have grown up skiing the East have likely heard stories of the fabled Chic-Choc Mountains of Québec. These stories started when the East’s most adventurous skiers journeyed into the depths of the Gaspé Peninsula in search of this holy land—a place that looks and feels like anything but the East Coast.

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