A witness to two centuries of epic fishing history in Gaspésie, the Banc-de-Pêche-de-Paspébiac Historic Site features 11 outstanding period buildings. Discover the exceptional architectural charms of this site, including the largest wooden structure in North America, built between 1838 to 1840.
Through theatrical performances, relive the great adventure of the two largest Jersey fishing companies of the 18th and 19th centuries, Charles Robin & Company and LeBoutillier Brothers. Also watch traditional shipbuilding, net-mending, blacksmithing and barrel-making demonstrations.
Learn about history’s influence on the development of Eastern Canada’s fisheries by means of a permanent exhibit, theatrical performances and a multimedia display.
Early June to early October (upon reservation for groups until mid-October)
ScheduleDaily from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m.
Cost$12/adult, $10/senior, $5/student, $26/family (2 adults and 2 children), $20/family (1 adult and 2 children), free for children under 6. Special rate for groups.
ReservationsRequired for groups only. Please contact the outreach coordinator: email@example.com
- Travelers Cheque
- Childrens playground
- Picnic area
- Pets allowed on leashes only
- Restaurant or snack bar
- Conference/meeting room
- Free parking
- Other: Show venue
- Guide services
How to get there
From Route 132, in the heart of the village of Paspébiac, take 3e Rue (towards the wharf).
Affiliations and distinctions
- Tourisme Gaspésie
- Gaspésie Gourmande
- New World: 5 Museums of Gaspésie
- Gaspésie Culture Council
- Route de la Morue (Cod Route)
- Québec Anglophone Heritage Network
- Winner of the Tourist Attraction of the Year award at the Chamber of Commerce Gala in 2012
- Recognized as a nationally important historic site by the Historic Site and Monuments Board of Canada since 2002
- Recognized as a historic site by Québec's Ministry of Culture and Communications since 1981
- Certified Quality Tourisme Gaspésie