Gaspésie: a rugged coastline dotted with peaceful fishing havens, backed by mountainous terrain cloaked in endless forests. Home to a proud and welcoming people, the region offers a wealth of activities and attractions—from wildlife observation to hiking, cross-country skiing, fishing and cultural outings, not to mention the local seafood-based cuisine—that make for an unforgettable stay.
Location and access
The cities of Matane and Gaspé sit respectively 400 km and 700 km from Québec City. Route 132 runs right around the peninsula. Two ferries, Baie-Comeau–Matane and Godbout-Matane, link the Côte-Nord to the Gaspésie region. VIA Rail also runs between Montréal and Matapédia, a village close to Campbellton, the gateway for visitors from New Brunswick.
A UNESCO World Heritage Site, Parc national de Miguasha harbours in its cliff a wealth of plant and fish fossils that tell the tale of life on Earth 380 million years ago.