About Gaspésie

Gaspésie is brimming with majestic landscapes, steep cliffs, and vast wilderness areas bordered by the Gulf of Saint Lawrence. A place where mountains plunge into the sea, Gaspésie is an ideal destination to recharge in the heart of nature.


Main Towns and Attractions


01

Gaspé

The city of Gaspé is a maritime gem that stands out for its rich historical heritage, its unmissable Festival Musique du Bout du Monde, and its variety of sporting events. For outdoor enthusiasts, Forillon National Park is located about a 30-minute drive from Gaspé.

Group tour: 3-day in Gaspé from Montreal

View in Forillon National Park, Gaspesie
Grande-Grave Heritage Site in Forillon National Par (Photo par / by : TQ / M. Dupuis ©)
02

Rivière Bonaventure

The crystal-clear waters of the Bonaventure River offer a variety of activities such as fly fishing, kayaking, canoeing, and hiking along the shores.

Kayaking in Rivière Bonaventure in Gaspesie
Rivière Bonaventure in Gaspésie (Photo par / by : TQ / G. Leroyer ©)
03

Rocher Percé

Located off the coast of Percé and sculpted by the elements, the iconic Percé Rock is a must-see in Gaspésie. Admire the rock arch on a boat cruise or during a hike offering spectacular panoramic views.

Percé Rock is a must-see in Gaspésie
Le Rocher Percé (Photo par / by : TQ / G. Leroyer ©)
04

Parc National de la Gaspésie

Established in April 1937, Gaspésie National Park is renowned for its breathtaking high-altitude hikes. The park is home to diverse flora and fauna, including Arctic-alpine plants and tundra landscapes that provide the ideal habitat for caribou. The park offers various outdoor activities such as hiking, camping, wildlife watching, and fishing.

Hiking in Parc National de la Gaspésie
Parc national de la Gaspésie (Photo par / by : TQ / P. Carbonneau ©)
05

Percé

In Percé, embark on a sea kayaking adventure along the coast to spot seals, explore Bonaventure Island, which hosts the largest Northern Gannet colony in North America, indulge in a delicious seafood feast, and delve into the region's rich history and craftsmanship.

Experience dining with a view in Percé Gaspésie
Percé (Photo par / by : TQ / M. Laporte ©)

 How To Get To Gaspésie


Car

Visiting Gaspésie by car is the most common and convenient option for getting around once you're there. Route 132 offers panoramic views of the mountains and the Saint Lawrence River.

  • Montreal – Gaspé by car: 9-10 hours
  • Quebec City – Gaspé by car: 7-8 hours

Bus

With Orléans Express

  • From Montreal

Two connections: Quebec City and Rimouski

Duration of the trip: 14 hours and 30 minutes

  • From Quebec City

One connection: Rimouski

Duration of the trip: 11 hours and 45 minutes

Plane

Flying to Gaspésie is a convenient option if you're looking to minimize travel time. You can arrive in Mont-Joli or Gaspé and rent a car to discover the rest of the region at your leisure.

Train

Via Rail trains provide service to Mont-Joli-Matapédia. From there, you will need to rent a car to explore the surrounding areas.



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Rent a Car

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Pre-book tickets

Get in early to book Gaspésie tours and activities. Most Manawa bookings can be canceled up to 24 hours before for a full refund.


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