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.
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There is always anticipation before arriving in Percé. You scan the horizon on the lookout for the first opportunity to see the famous rock. Then suddenly, there it is, in all its splendour. I knew it was big, but it’s hard to grasp how impressive it is before seeing it for yourself. I was left speechless.
With its wealth of forests and mountains, the Gaspésie and Bas-Saint-Laurent regions have much to offer to hikers, in particular the famous Chic-Choc Mountains, but also the national parks that ensure preservation and accessibility.
I finally understand why snowmobilers love Gaspésie so much. Not that I didn’t believe them, but it’s hard to grasp to what extent this is a great place to go snowmobiling if you haven’t seen it for yourself.