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.
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.
Mid-June to early October (interpretation centre closes in late September)
ScheduleInterpretation 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.
CostVisit our website for admission fees.
ReservationsRequired for groups and for the Nova Lumina nightwalk
- Childrens playground
- Picnic area
- No pets allowed
- 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