Banc-de-Pêche-de-Paspébiac Historic Site

76, 3e rue, CP 430
Paspébiac (Quebec) Canada
G0C 2K0
Phone:
+418-752-6229
Phone (2):
+418-752-6027
Fax:
+418-752-6408
Email:
shbp@globetrotter.net

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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 from 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.


Opening dates

June 10 to October 6, 2018 (upon reservation for groups until mid-October)


Schedule

Daily 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.

Reservations

Required for groups only. Please contact the outreach coordinator: cdenisshbp@globetrotter.net

Payment methods

  • Visa  Visa
  • MasterCard  MasterCard
  • Interac  Interac
  • Cash  Cash
  • Travelers Cheque  Travelers Cheque

Activities available

Interpretation Sites
The Banc-de-Paspébiac Historic Site consists of 11 buildings dating back to the 18th and 19th centuries that were owned by two Jersey companies (Charles Robin & Company and LeBoutillier Brothers). The architectural charms of the site are unique.
Maritime Heritage
The Banc-de-Paspébiac Historic Site consists of 11 buildings dating back to the 18th and 19th centuries that were owned by two Jersey companies (Charles Robin & Company and LeBoutillier Brothers). The architectural charms of the site are unique.
Theatre and Live Shows
The Complexe La Forge show hall can accommodate up to 187 people. During the summer, the Comité culturel Les Moussaillons de Paspébiac presents most of the shows offered here.
Museums
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.
Regional Flavours
Come and discover our fish and seafood specialties.


Services

  • Childrens playground
  • Picnic area
  • Pets allowed on leashes only
  • Boutique
  • 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

Affiliations

  • Tourisme Gaspésie
  • Gaspésie Gourmande
  • Québec Museums Association (SMQ)
  • New World: 5 Museums of Gaspésie
  • Gaspésie Culture Council
  • Route de la Morue (Cod Route)
  • Québec Anglophone Heritage Network

Distinctions

  • 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

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