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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.

 

4 Road Trips to Explore Québec by the Sea

   |   By Marie-Eve Lagacé

Savour fresh seafood in Gaspésie, feel the sea breeze on your skin in the Îles de la Madeleine, listen to the blows of the whales in Côte-Nord and admire the sunsets of Bas-Saint-Laurent... A road trip in our regions will awaken all your senses!

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Photo Safari in Percé: 5 Photo Ops You Won’t Want to Miss!

   |   By Anne-Josée Pineau

Located at the eastern tip of the Gaspé Peninsula, the town of Percé is a must-see during your next tour of Gaspésie. There’s so much to discover in this area: numerous attractions, talented local artists and artisans, excellent restaurants where you can savour fresh seafood, not to mention breathtaking landscapes dominated by famous Percé Rock.

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Lodging Options in Harmony with Nature

   |   By Jean-Pascal Côté

It can be on an island, along a river, in the mountains or even in the trees. Whatever form it takes, nothing beats a night in a natural environment to experience a privileged moment with the spectacular scenery, the enchanting surroundings and the brisk fresh air of the maritime regions of Québec.

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Discover a Slice of History at the Battle of the Restigouche National Historic Site

   |   By Tanya Paquet

Every time I’ve driven past the Battle of the Restigouche National Historic Site in Gaspésie, I’ve thought to myself that I should stop for a visit. And every time, I’ve kept driving... as I’m sure lots of other people do too. And yet this site witnessed a key event in Canadian history that few people know about. Finally, on my way home from a stay in the Chaleur Bay region, I decided to finally visit the historic site... or so I thought!

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