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, lookouts and interpretive activities are also offered on site.

Explore our site and immerse yourself in a unique experience!

Nova Lumina: A Night Walk by the Sea

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.) night walk by the sea. Visitors explore the trail at their own pace. The experience lasts about 60 minutes.

Ura: A Celebration of Water

Ura will immerse you in an adventure where the power of water takes on new meaning.

In Chandler, on the shores of Bourg de Pabos, Lamia invites you on the water path. This mysterious woman will hand you the keys to the eight stations that dot this path.

At each station, you will enjoy amazing experiences. You will never see water the same way again!

Ura is a 1-km (0.6 mi.) path through the forest and by the sea, which can be experienced day or night. Visitors explore the trail at their own pace. The experience lasts about 60 minutes.

Opening dates

Mid-June to late September


Interpretation centre: mid-June to late September, daily from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. Several departures per day for Nova Lumina and Ura (after nightfall only for Nova Lumina). For more information, visit our website.


Visit our website for admission fees.


Required for groups for the Nova Lumina and Ura experiences

Payment methods

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

Activities available

Parc du Bourg de Pabos offers hikers nearly 20 km (12 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 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
For some mysterious reason, a fantasy world is taking shape in Chandler. Guided by the stars and siren songs, take part in a mythical journey between sea and sky. Enjoy Nova Lumina and Ura, two unforgettable immersive multimedia experiences!
Visit the interpretation centre to learn about the way of life of fishermen and seigneurs in 18th-century New France. The permanent exhibition contains finds collected during archaeological digs.
Gardens, Parks and Natural Sites
Enjoy three fine-sand beaches and nearly 20 km (12 mi.) of trails for hikers and cyclists in an enchanting setting.


  • 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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