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Discover Matane

Discover Matane

Fisherman by the sea, sailboat on the horizon

Discover Matane

Matane is in an exceptional location: on the edge of the St. Lawrence River estuary and at the entrance to the Gaspé Peninsula. With our varied landscape, you’ll never run out of new things to try! You can make the most of our seaside location and relax by the river, the Parc des Rives, on the beach at Matane-sur-Mer or at the Barachois: take a stroll, watch the seabirds or try your hand at angling… If you’re a nature or culture fan you’ll also love the Jardins de Métis, the Vignoble Carpinteri and the Réserve Faunique de Matane. Discover this dynamic seaside town.

Day 1

Spend the day admiring art and nature

Head to Sainte-Flavie, just 55 minutes from Matane and follow the art trail, there are many different galleries, boutiques and expositions to see. Visit the Centre d’art Marcel Gagnon, whose work is world famous. Then visit Reford Gardens, a true plant paradise on the banks of the St. Lawrence, and one of the largest gardens in North America.

Meal and overnight accommodation at RIÔTEL MATANE.

Day 2

Matane’s salmon

Visit Matane’s salmon run observation centre, where you can watch the salmon run and take advantage of the guides’ wealth of knowledge. You can also watch fisherman hard at work right in the centre of Matane. Then walk down the Promenade des Capitaines, you’ll come to the Place des Rochelais, where you can watch fisherman hard at work on the dock! Why not follow the locals’ example and fish for smelt on the dock? In the afternoon you can visit Vignoble Carpinteri for a guided tour of their wine cellar and a free tasting.

Meal and overnight accommodation at RIÔTEL MATANE.

Day 3

Visit the Réserve Faunique de Matane

Head to the Réserve Faunique de Matane where you can take part in a number of activities. The Réserve Faunique de Matane has one of the highest concentrations of moose per square kilometer, making it the perfect place for moose-watching. Take part in a black bear-watching activity at dusk. The guide will help you to understand this fascinating creature’s habits and biology.

Meal and overnight accommodation at RIÔTEL MATANE.

Day 4

Trip to Sainte-Anne-des-Monts

Head to Sainte-Anne-des-Monts, which is about 60 minutes from Matane. You can 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! Take the time to visit local artists and artisans; stop off at Nathalie Dumouchel’s ceramics workshop, or try some chocolate from Couleur Chocolat. You can also get a guided tour of the wind farm at Éole Cap-Chat!

Meal and overnight accommodation at RIÔTEL MATANE.

Day 5

Spend the day in the Parc National de la Gaspésie

Located about 2 hours away from Matane, the Parc National de la Gaspésie is a must on any trip to the Gaspé Peninsula. This renowned hiking and wildlife watching spot crosses the Chic-Choc and McGerrigle Mountains. It’s also home to Mont Jacques-Cartier, the second highest mountain in Quebec. Apart from the endless sea of mountains, there are also plenty of Caribou, the only ones left south of the St. Lawrence. It’s the ideal location for a hike and to admire the fantastic view.

Riôtel Matane

Relax and put your feet up at Riôtel Matane! Comfortable, modern amenities, breathtaking views… Every effort has been taken to make sure we meet our guests’ needs with calm and inspiring open spaces, and breathtaking views of the horizon.

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