Top things to do in Gaspé Peninsula

National Park in Forillon National Park

Forillon National Park

This stunningly beautiful park on the Gaspé Peninsula's northeasternmost tip is a place where the mountains plunge directly into an ocean dotted with spouting whales. You may feel as though you've truly reached the …
Park in Percé

Parc National de l'Île-Bonaventure-et-du-Rocher-Percé

This park encompasses both Rocher Percé and Île Bonaventure, as well as an interpretation center on the mainland. Some 15km of trails crisscross Île Bonaventure, where the most direct route from the boat dock to the…
Island in Percé

Île Bonaventure

Meeting the more than 100,000 gannets on green Île Bonaventure is a highlight of any Gaspé Peninsula experience. Boat operators sell tickets for trips to the island from their offices and from booths on Rue du Quai …
Landmark in Percé

Rocher Percé

The town's landmark attraction, this 88m-high, 475m-long chunk of multihued limestone has inspired descriptive entries in travel journals dating back to Samuel de Champlain's captain's log of 1603. It is accessible …
Park in Parc National de la Gaspésie

Parc National de la Gaspésie

Full of spectacular scenery (802 sq km of it), all dotted with lakes and two of Québec's most beautiful mountain ranges, the Chic-Choc and McGerrigle, which together include 25 summits more than 1000m high. Some of …
Park in Carleton

Parc National de Miguasha

The world's premier fossil site for illustrating the Devonian period, or the 'age of fish,' when sea creatures started evolving into tetrapods, which could walk on land. In the park's information center and museum, …
Museum in Gaspé

Musée de la Gaspésie

This museum evokes the peninsula's maritime heritage through traditional exhibits and more contemporary multimedia activities. You might examine artifacts such as a 17th-century hourglass or head out to sea on a fis…
Cave in Bonaventure

Grotte de St Elzéar

The almost 500,000-year-old Grotte de St Elzéar is one of Québec's oldest caves. You descend into the cool depths (bring warm clothes) and view the stalactites, stalagmites and moon milk (a mysterious, semi-liquid d…
Seafood in Ste Flavie

Capitaine Homard

'Captain Lobster' has been the area's destination for lobster and local fish since 1968. Its family-friendly dining room overlooking the river serves great seafood beneath a Davy Jones' locker–like ceiling, decorate…
Theater in East of Mont St Pierre

Théâtre de la Vieille Forge

A major cultural landmark in this corner of the peninsula, the theater showcases musical performances and shows from across the world, with a focus on Francophone cultures. Sadly, a fire destroyed the theatre buildi…