A mini state in itself, the Gaspésie provides a great taste of the outdoors of Canada – wild and green, natural and rugged. Engulfed by the St Lawrence, opportunities for whale watching, eating vast quantities of weird and wonderful seafood (smoked eel, sea cucumber, green urchins, or Greenland seal anyone?) and all sorts of coastal adventures are on offer for the bold and daring.
Breathe in the salty air and hike through fertile forest, over the International Appalachian Trail and through the Chic-Choc Mountains. Delve into the national parks, circle the lakes and camp under starry skies, wrapping up warm around a fire or relaxing under the sun with a warm mug of cocoa and a BBQ. Trust us, when you’re immersed in the great outdoors of the Gaspésie, there are countless wild adventures to set your heart racing. Try quad biking or snowmobiling, go canyoning or give black bear and moose-tracking a go.
The natural beauty of this area has simply merited it the reputation it has around the world today. And this is all very evident from driving the coastal roads. Check out Percé’s rock cliffs and the huge monolith at the very east end – weighing in at 5 million tonnes, it’s a pretty heavy and it’s often dubbed Québec’s own Ayers Rock. Head further south to Chaleur Bay, an official member of the Most Beautiful Bays in the World Club. A jagged journey, the Gaspésie is brimming with some of Canada’s authentic adventures.