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.
Mid-June to late September
ScheduleInterpretation 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.
CostVisit our website for admission fees.
ReservationsRequired for groups for the Nova Lumina and Ura experiences
- 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