The grandeur of the St Lawrence Estuary. The charm of Mitis and Matanie. The salmon rivers of Cap-Chat, Sainte-Anne and Madeleine. The Parc de la Gaspesie, the Chic-Chocs Mountains, bays and beaches, lagoons and lakes… If you’re a lover of scenery on a grand scale, the Gaspe Peninsula and the Gaspesie Region will – appropriately – make you gasp. The peninsula, sitting on the eastern tip of Quebec, juts into the St Lawrence Estuary and the Bay of Chaleur. On its northwest shoreline is the Gaspesie region, specialising in areas of outstanding natural beauty – like Mitis and Matanie – as well as historic towns and pretty villages. Fishermen will be eager to immerse themselves (not literally, of course) in the renowned salmon rivers of Cap-Chat, Sainte-Anne and Madeleine, whilst hikers will appreciate the Chic-Chocs Mountains. Perce, with its flat, pastoral landscapes and quaint harbours provides a soothing contrast, whilst Newport and Carleton invite you to enjoy fabulous beaches. Listuguj Indian Reserve, UNESCO-recognised Miguasha Park, Matapedia Lake, Routhierville’s covered bridge, incredible Philomene Falls, Causapal’s park – where the Causapscal and Matapedia Rivers meet – and Amqui should all be on your busy itinerary.
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