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.


Top experiences in Gaspé Peninsula

Gaspé Peninsula activities

$247.76 Outdoor Activities

Gaspesie 2-Day Canoe or Kayak Camping Expedition

Upon arrival at Nature Adventure, located in the heart of the Matapedia village, the guide will help get ready for the trip by making sure all the safety equipment, including life jackets, are well fitted. After packing up barrels and dry bags, take off in a minibus traveling up the river, far from civilization. Depending upon the river chosen, the duration of the bus ride will range from one to two hours through back country roads. There may be a few stops to enjoy the spectacular scenery along the way. At the starting point on the river, be amazed at the wildness of the area. The guide will carefully pack the canoes or kayaks with supplies for the trip. Afterwards, the guide will offer an appropriate briefing of the techniques needed to steer the boat down the river. This personal tour is adaptable to any preferences. The same river can be approached several ways depending on whether travelers are looking to relax and talk about history, nature interpretation, or outdoor knowledge. Those who are more adventurous might want to practice different techniques of paddling and play in the rapids to gain a greater understanding of the dynamics of river currents. Stop at waterfalls, hike up a mountain to see beautiful viewpoints, or watch wild animals in their natural habitat. Snacks are prepared by the guide and available throughout the trip. When stopping for lunch, notice the preparation taken in selecting local and healthy products. Pasta salads, cheese, vegetables with dips, smoked salmon, wraps — name it and the guides will make it possible. The meals are elaborate and people are often surprised to see what will get going on the fire. For dinner, there’s always a 3-course meal that includes either a soup or appetizer, a main dish, and a dessert. Cook fish on the fire, steaks, pork chops, seafood pasta, pizzas, and much more. Once at the campsite, tents are lifted up and tarps are brought up to where the meals are cooked. Get comfortable and appreciate the simpleness of nature. Mattresses are provided to sleep comfortably or choose to bring a sleeping bag or use one that's supplied. On a clear night, look up at the stars with absolutely no light pollution present on the rivers. The next morning, wake up to the smell of fresh coffee and fruits before eating a breakfast that will provide the energy to spend another day on the river.

$96.78 Water Sports

Snorkeling, Hiking and Paddling Combo Package in Matapedia Rivers

Choose between the 'Mouth Watering' package or the 'Supreme' package and enjoy a great day in the water snorkeling, kayaking, or canoeing, and visiting beautiful salmon pools. Upon arrival at Nature Adventure, located in the heart of Matapedia village, the tour guide will assist with getting outfitted with all the necessary equipment, including wetsuits, booties, hoodies, gloves, life jackets, mask, and tuba. Then climb into a minibus and head to the starting point, about a 30-minute drive. Once near the Matapedia River, the guide will teach the proper snorkeling techniques. This personal tour is adapted to personal preferences, so those who are more adventurous might want to play in the rapids to gain a greater understanding of the dynamics of river currents. After a few hours in the water, the guide will offer a briefing on the techniques needed to steer a boat down the river to get the best experience possible. While paddling downstream, take a trail to hike to a waterfall. To keep the energy up, snacks are prepared by the guide and available throughout the trip. When stopping for lunch, delight at the preparation taken in selecting local and healthy products. Pasta salads, cheese, vegetables with dips, smoked salmon, wraps, and more.Snorkel below the waterfall to see what it looks like underwater. After a nice lunch on the side of the fall, hike back to the canoe or kayak and start paddling downstream for about 10 kilometers. Upon reaching the end point, climb aboard the minibus for the short trip back to the starting point.

$9.68 Sightseeing Tickets & Passes

Musée de la Gaspésie Admission

Visit at your own pace and discover the history, culture and heritage of the Gaspésie.  Upon arrival present your virtual or printed Viator activity voucher at the Welcome Desk.  From there you will be free to start exploring the museum. The exhibition Gaspésie...The Grand Voyage takes visitors on a real "tour of the Gaspésie." From  West to East, from the sea to the mountains. Discover the region and get to know the men and women that shaped the Gaspésie. The exhibition notable features the Cartier medallion, arrowheads from Neolithic times, the torpedo of Saint-Yvon, unusual artefacts from the whaling and cod trades and much more.  The museum also features various rotating temporary exhibitions. Some of these past exhibitions have been on local cusine, childhood in the Gaspésie, hockey, shipwrecks, art, On your way out spend some time at the Jacques Cartier monument.  Located behind the museum this monument is made up of six tablets that recount the story of when the First Nations met European civilization.  This monument was inspired by Jacques Cartier`s arrival in 1534 and introduces people, events and historical transcripts.  A few meters away is the sculpture En Mémoire D’elle, which is over 5 meters tall and pays homage to the Native, French and English women who helped shaped the Gaspésie. Upgrade your admission ticket to include our La Gaspésienne number 20, new for the summer of 2017.  An authentic 60 foot long cod fishing boat, installed on the grounds of the museum.  The fishing boat has been restored with the help of the local community.  Visitors can climb aboard and meet an authentic cod fisherman with our virtual reality experience.  An experience like no other!Treasue hunting junkie?  The Musée de la Gaspésie Geo-Rally is a real modern-day treasure hunt.  Gps and roadmap in hand ferret out the answers to a series of questions exploring the history of the region.  Two walking tours are available: Museum Walk (1 hour) of Downtown Gaspé Walk (3 hours)

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