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Forillon National Park, Gaspésie
Photo Credit: Jean-Guy Lavoie
The Gaspé Peninsula is a popular tourist destination renowned for its stunning coastal scenery.
Enjoy riding the meandering road from Newport to Chandler—along the way you will find many opportunities to enjoy outdoor activities. In the Grande-Rivière sector, be sure to admire the fish flakes (slatted platforms used for drying fish) where cod is left to dry in the sun.
Arriving in Percé via Surprise Hill (Côte Surprise), you can soak up the breathtaking view of legendary Percé Rock and Bonaventure Island. Take the time to browse through the many gift shops and art galleries in Percé. The twisty road that leads out of the village will take you through spectacular scenery.
In Pointe-Saint-Pierre, admire Indian Head Rock and the tip of Forillon. On the way to Gaspé, which bustles with activity year-round, you will pass by several beautiful beaches, such as the one in Haldimand, a favourite of swimmers, surfers and kayakers.
Forillon National Park features sea and mountain scenery, a scenic road and many species of wildlife. Be sure to visit the Cap-des-Rosiers Lighthouse, Canada’s tallest lighthouse.
The last leg of this scenic drive provides the greatest adrenaline rush: tight, twisting curves and great dips await you. Your trip ends at the Cap Madeleine Lighthouse, where you can observe whales off the coast.