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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.

 

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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Discover Gaspé at Land’s End

   |   By Valérie Gasse

In Gaspé, the sea is everywhere! Known as Gespeg to the Mi’gmaq Nation, which means “land’s end,” Gaspé is located at the tip of the immense Gaspé Peninsula. So, if for you, a vacation means travelling towards multiple horizons and a complete change of scenery, then you’ll want to visit Gaspé! I lost my bearings here and I’m all the better for it

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3 Good Reasons to Stop in Percé on a Snowmobile Trip

   |   By Marie-Eve Lagacé

Gaspésie is particularly magical in the winter, and Percé, at the tip of the peninsula, is no exception! A popular destination in the summer and fall, this area also has lots to offer once it’s covered in a blanket of snow. Keep reading to find out why you should stop in Percé during your next snowmobile trip in this region.

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What to See by Snowmobile in Eastern Québec: Chaleur Bay

   |   By Marie-Eve Lagacé

In the winter, snow-covered forests and mountains border the sea in Gaspésie. If you ride along the south shore of this region, you’ll have several opportunities to admire Chaleur Bay, a member of the Most Beautiful Bays in the World Club! You may have already visited this area in the summer, but did you know that it’s just as beautiful in the cold season?

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Spend Some Time in Percé

   |   By Marie-Eve Lagacé

With its picture-perfect landscapes, Percé, in Gaspésie, is one of those destinations you dream of visiting at least once in a lifetime. This small seaside community is an ideal place to spend a few days discovering local attractions and soaking up the charming atmosphere.

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