Welcome to Gaspé Peninsula
A silly amount of fantastic landscape is packed into this relatively small landmass. There's the famous pierced rock in Percé and endless beaches overshadowed by glacier-patterned cliffs. The mountainous, forested hinterlands, home to the breathtaking Parc de la Gaspésie, are crossed by few routes, among them the Matapédia Valley drive, the International Appalachian Trail and Rte 198, one of the province's quietest roads.
The tourist season runs from about June to mid-September. Outside those times, things seriously wind down.