Site historique national de Paspébiac

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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Learn about the international cod trade by visiting our 11 period buildings. This is also an opportunity to meet authentic Paspéyas, as the locals are called, and savour traditional dishes while soaking up the sun and sea air.

The Site historique national de Paspébiac is the birthplace of the Robin and Le Boutillier Brothers companies. In the 19th century, Paspébiac was one of the largest export ports for dried cod in the world!

You are sure to be impressed by the Le Boutillier warehouse, one of the largest fishing buildings ever built in North America. This five-storey wooden structure is the crown jewel of this unique historic site, which has been recognized by the Québec and Canadian governments.

Since 1766, Paspébiac has been at the heart of the history of commercial fisheries in Gaspésie, a tradition that is still alive in this area.

A shop, restaurant, boardwalk, beach, picnic tables and children’s play area complete an already memorable visit.


Opening dates

Early June to early October; upon reservation for groups until mid-October


Schedule

Daily from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m.

Cost

$14/adult, $12/senior, $10/student, $27/family (2 adults and 2 children), $22/family (1 adult and 2 children), free for children under 7. 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
Learn about the international cod trade by visiting our 11 period buildings. This is also an opportunity to meet authentic “Paspéyas,” as the locals are called, and savour traditional dishes while soaking up the sun and sea air.
Maritime Heritage
The Le Boutillier warehouse is one of the largest fishing buildings ever built in North America. This five-storey wooden structure is the crown jewel of this unique historic site, which has been recognized by the Québec and Canadian governments.
Theatre and Live Shows
The Complexe La Forge show venue can accommodate up to 187 people. During the summer, the Comité culturel Les Moussaillons de Paspébiac presents most of the shows offered here.
Museums
This national historic site is the birthplace of the Robin and Le Boutillier Brothers companies. In the 19th century, Paspébiac was one of the largest export ports for dried cod in the world!
Regional Flavours
Restaurant L’Ancre is a great place to discover traditional cuisine from Gaspésie. Located near the wharf, the restaurant offers local fish and seafood dishes.


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 (2012)
  • Recognized as a nationally important historic site of Canada since 2001
  • Recognized as a historic site by Québec's Ministry of Culture and Communications since 1981
  • Certified Quality Tourisme Gaspésie

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