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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.

 

6 Picnic Spots in Bas-Saint-Laurent and Gaspésie

   |   By Annick Beauchemin

Fancy a picnic in some of the most beautiful places in Québec? Go on a road trip on Route 132 along the Bas-Saint-Laurent – Gaspésie Tour! You’ll find plenty of spots to enjoy a bite to eat, and you can feast your eyes as well as your taste buds. Here are six stops to add to your itinerary as well as places to stock up on fixings for your picnics. Ready to hit the road?

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Gourmet Trail Featuring the Local Flavours of Bas-Saint-Laurent and Gaspésie

   |   By Diane Drapeau

Bas-Saint-Laurent and Gaspésie are two regions of natural beauty that continually wow visitors from all over the world. In addition, foodies will be delighted by the local flavours from the land and sea available throughout these regions. The Bas-Saint-Laurent – Gaspésie Tour, a 1270-km (790-mi.) journey along Route 132, which takes about 10 days, is a captivating road trip for those who enjoy long stretches on the open road and look forward to watching the St. Lawrence widen into a gulf while discovering unique landscapes and indulging in culinary delights.

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5 Good Reasons to Visit the Matapédia Valley

   |   By Anne-Josée Pineau

Cutting through the Chic-Choc and Notre-Dame mountains, the Matapédia Valley* stretches from the village of Sainte-Angèle-de-Mérici to the village of Matapédia, in Gaspésie. This area features mountains, fields, forests, lakes and rivers, all of which will delight outdoor enthusiasts. Here are five good reasons to visit the Matapédia Valley.

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5 Good Reasons to Visit La 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 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 local museums and interpretation sites. Discover our five good reasons to visit Gaspé!

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5 Good Reasons to Visit La Baie-des-Chaleurs

   |   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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