Parc du Bourg de Pabos

75, chemin de la Plage
Pabos Mills (Quebec) Canada
G0C 2J0
+418 689-6043
+418 689-4240

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Interpretation Centre

The interpretation centre explains the role of Pabos in the Gaspésie region under the French regime (1730-1758). Artefacts unearthed during archaeological digs, a replica of a fishing cabin and large panels provide insight into life on a Gaspesian seigneury in the 18th century. The innovative architecture of this interpretation centre charmingly blends history, archaeology and nature.

A restaurant is available on site.

Hiking, cycling, swimming and interpretive activities are offered on site. Explore our site and immerse yourself in a unique experience.

Nova Lumina

Here in Chandler, the stars gather above the old train bridge, at the mouth of the Grand Pabos rivers where land meets water and sky. Each night they reveal a luminous spectacle that glitters with wondrous depth and beauty. Travellers come from around the world to gaze up at their clusters and constellations.

Recently, however, for reasons unknown, the stars have begun to fall…

They rain over the area and wash ashore weakened and barely aglow. Each awaits the arrival of a pilgrim to carry it on a journey back to the night sky.

Nova Lumina is a 1.5-km (1-mi.) seaside night walk. Visitors explore the trail at their own pace. The experience lasts about 1 hour.

Opening dates

Mid-June to early October (interpretation centre closes in late September)


Interpretation centre: mid-June to late September, daily from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. Nova Lumina: late June to early October; several departures per evening after nightfall. For more information, visit our website.


Visit our website for admission fees.


Required for groups and for the Nova Lumina nightwalk

Payment methods

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

Activities available

Parc du Bourg de Pabos offers hikers 15 km (9 mi.) of hiking trails.
Parc du Bourg de Pabos offers cyclists 10 km (6 mi.) of bike trails.
Interpretation Sites
Step back in time in New France with the Huard, Duguay, Grenier, Langlois, David and Vicaire families at the interpretation site. Discover archaeological digs in this innovative interpretation centre.
Maritime Heritage
The Parc du Bourg de Pabos site is rich in history. It offers visitors the opportunity to learn more about the Gaspesian fishermen who lived on the only seigneury in New France to commercially export fish.
Arts and Crafts
Be sure to stop in our souvenir shop at the end of your visit.
Theatre and Live Shows
In Chandler, stars are falling from the sky, filling the beaches with light as they wash ashore. Your mission is to carry a star on a journey back to the night sky. Enjoy this immersive experience!


  • Childrens playground
  • Picnic area
  • No pets allowed
  • Boutique
  • Restaurant or snack bar
  • Free parking

How to get there

The ticket office is located at 155, rue de la Plage, in Chandler, Québec.

Affiliations and distinctions


  • Tourisme Gaspésie
  • The Roads of Rocher-Percé

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