A proper family vacation!

A proper family vacation!

Swinging seat in a field

A proper family vacation!

On the Gaspé Peninsula families can travel all over and stop for a break where they feel like it. A breathtaking view of the St. Lawrence? It’s the perfect picnic backdrop! A river as clear as glass that sparkles in the sunshine? It’s just waiting for you to jump in!

But there’s more to the Gaspé Peninsula than the scenery; there are tons of educational and instructive activities to keep both the young and old entertained! Go fish fossil hunting in the Parc National de Miguasha; learn more about Gaspésian fauna at the Bioparc wildlife park; let your creative side out to play at Ateliers du funambule; or get up close and personal with the Northern Gannets on Bonaventure Island. Your kids are bound to love it!

Day 1

Visit Reford Gardens

Visit Reford Gardens, a true plant paradise on the banks of the St. Lawrence famous for being one of the largest gardens in North America.

Meal and overnight accommodation at RIÔTEL MATANE.

Day 2

Discover Matane

Visit the Jardins de Doris, ranked as one of the 50 must-visit gardens in Quebec. This charming and original attraction is brimming with different activities and sites. Your kids will be entertained for hours reliving the story of the Three Little Pigs, playing a giant game of checkers and feeding the goats and sheep. Then take a walk around Parc des Îles, where you can take part in several different activities. You can also visit the salmon run observation centre, where you can watch the salmon run and see an exposition about the Atlantic salmon migration.

Meal and overnight accommodation at RIÔTEL MATANE.

Day 3

Fish fossil hunting

Head towards Bonaventure via the Matapedia Valley (275 km) and stop off at the Parc National de Miguasha, its fossilized cliff is a UNESCO World Heritage Site: the best place in the world to look for fossilized fish!

Meal and overnight accommodation at RIÔTEL BONAVENTURE.

Day 4

Paddle down the Bonaventure River

The Bonaventure River is one of the top 10 clearest rivers in the world! Kayak or canoe down the crystalline river with Cime Aventures, who offer a range of guided and rapid-free activities for beginners.

Meal and overnight accommodation at RIÔTEL BONAVENTURE.

Day 5

Visit the Bioparc wildlife park

The Bioparc wildlife park is a must-visit attraction on the Gaspé Peninsula where you can discover the wealth of Gaspésian flora and fauna through its five ecosystems. Then let your creative side out to play and take part in the Make-and-Take workshops at Ateliers du funambule. On the menu: painting masks, making necklaces, fabric painting and decorative collages.

Meal and overnight accommodation at RIÔTEL BONAVENTURE.

Day 6

Action-packed day in Grande-Rivière

Head to Grande-Rivière for an action-packed day at Circuit Nitram Plus, home to a go-kart track and five waterslides!

Meal and overnight accommodation at RIÔTEL PERCÉ.

Day 7

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

Take a boat trip out to the Parc National de l’Île-Bonaventure-et-du-Rocher-Percé. You can get off at Bonaventure Island to admire the impressive Northern Gannet colony. From there you can set our on a treasure hunt! You’ll find loads of pretty stones of all shapes and colours on the beaches around Percé, including agate and jasper. Explore the Coin-du-Banc and Cap-d’Espoir beaches and see what you can find.

Meal and overnight accommodation at RIÔTEL PERCÉ.

Day 8

Visit Exploramer

Stop off at Sainte-Anne-des-Monts and visit Exploramer, an activity centre focused on the St. Lawrence’s marine life, there’s an aquarium, museum, fish collecting activities and trips out to sea!

Meal and overnight accommodation at RIÔTEL MATANE.

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