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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.

 

Giants Built by Humans

   |   By Le Québec maritime

Did you know that over 97% of the electricity produced in Québec is from renewable sources? During your stay in our regions, find out more about the history of electricity in Québec and the power-generating giants built in our regions.

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A Vast Cultural Mosaic

   |   By Jean-Marie Fallu

Settlement in the maritime regions of Québec was based on geographic location and coveted natural resources. Over time, people came from just about everywhere to settle on the shores of the Estuary ad Gulf of St. Lawrence, hoping for a better future. Discover the vast cultural mosaic that makes up our regions!

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Sweet Treats from the Maritime Regions of Québec

   |   By Jennifer Doré Dallas

The maritime regions of Québec abound in culinary treasures you will want to discover for yourself, especially if you have a sweet tooth! Berries, maple products and chocolate truffles are some of the regional flavours you can look forward to savouring during your next trip to our regions.

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Beers and Booze Made in the Maritime Regions of Québec

   |   By Jennifer Doré Dallas

After a full day of visiting our beautiful regions, what could be better than relaxing with a local microbrew beer or other alcoholic beverage? Our microbreweries and distilleries are constantly redefining this vibrant industry thanks to rediscovered traditional techniques and local enthusiasm. Keep reading to find out about regional alcoholic flavours that are rooted in our maritime regions.

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Snorkelling with Salmon: A Unique Vacation Experience!

   |   By Marie-Eve Lagacé

I grew up near salmon rivers, where I used to swim, canoe and kayak. I know these rivers, or at least I thought I did! Spending a day with Jesse Alain of Nature Aventure was an eye-opener: I realized just how rich these ecosystems are. There’s so much to learn about salmon behaviour and habitat!

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10,794 Kilometres on the Roads of Québec maritime

   |   By Michel Julien

When I calculated that we had travelled 10,794 km on the roads of the maritime regions of Québec this summer, I was shocked! The maritime regions of Québec cover a vast territory. Why did we embark upon such a long journey? To capture video footage of the best these magnificent regions have to offer.

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