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Winter Souvenirs of Gaspésie
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Winter Souvenirs of Gaspésie

4 Instagram Photos of Winter in This Region of Eastern Québec

Over the past few years, Gaspésie has become an increasingly popular winter destination. Offering impressive amounts of snow and picture-postcard scenery, it has something for everyone! See for yourself through these photos found on Instagram.

Backcountry skiing



Une publication partagée par Newschoolers | Home of Skiing (@newschoolers) le 14 Févr. 2018 à 9 :20 PST


Gaspésie is on many backcountry skiers’ bucket list because they want to explore the famous Chic-Chocs in Parc national de la Gaspésie or the Réserve faunique des Chic-Chocs. These mountains are famed for exceptional powder snow (the average snowfall on their summits reaches over 7 metres, or 23 feet, per season); there is also little traffic through this immense natural playground. Rely on the expertise of Chic-Chac for a memorable stay!

Wildlife encounters in the Chic-Chocs



Une publication partagée par Eric Deschamps (@eric.nature) le 20 Déc. 2019 à 2 :40 PST


Another great way to enjoy this mountain range is by staying at the Auberge de montagne des Chics-Chocs, a cozy lodge nestled at an altitude of 615 metres (2020 feet). Accompanied by experienced guides, you can explore 60 km2 (23 sq. mi.) of mountains, including two 1000-metre (3300-foot) peaks! You’ll undoubtedly encounter wildlife during your stay, as shown in this photo (the moose population is particularly dense in this area).

Sports events



Une publication partagée par Trip USA Canada (@tripusacanada) le 1 Mars 2019 à 12 :46 PST


Does a weeklong sports vacation in an enchanting setting sound appealing to you? That’s what the Winter TDLG offers! Each year, the team prepares a cross-country skiing and snowshoeing itinerary through magical landscapes, in the mountains or along the coast, along with a host of festive activities. You’ll see, the energy of this event is contagious, and you’ll feel like you’re among old friends!




Une publication partagée par Tourisme Gaspésie (@tourismegaspesie) le 15 Févr. 2019 à 1 :14 PST


If exploring the Gaspé Peninsula by road is magical, it’s all the more so by snowmobile! Spectacular panoramas await you, including Percé Rock, the Chic-Chocs and the view from the top of Mt. Saint-Pierre. Gaspésie is also a dream snowmobile destination because it offers 3000 km (1900 mi.) of well-maintained and marked trails, with lots of ride options depending on your interests and how much time you have.

What photos do you dream of taking during a winter stay in Gaspésie?

Be sure to share your best souvenirs of our regions on social media and tag them with the hashtags #quebecbythesea and #quebecmaritime. Happy travels!

Québec maritime Instagram account: @quebecmaritime

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Author Marie-Eve Lagacé

Originally from Gaspésie, Marie-Eve Lagacé loves both writing and her corner of the world, so she’s delighted to be able to combine these passions as a writer for this blog! Her favourite subjects are people, local culture and our regions’ unexpected (and sometimes unusual) treasures. Although she loves relaxing with a coffee and a good book, she also enjoys exploring new vistas and swimming with the salmon in the Matapédia River!

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