Discover our national parks and wildlife reserves

Discover our national parks and wildlife reserves

Two people hiking, admiring the landscape, by the sea

Discover our national parks and wildlife reserves

Breathtakingly beautiful coastlines and incredible mountains: this is the Gaspé Peninsula. Discover places where flora and fauna grow in abundance, such as Bonaventure Island, which is home to one of the largest Northern Gannet colonies in the world. Explore our national parks and wildlife reserves. Matane is home to one of the highest concentrations of moose per square kilometre. Take to the seas on a whale-watching cruise; after all, the St. Lawrence Gulf is home to 13 different marine mammals. Discover the Gaspé Peninsula’s natural beauty!

Day 1

Destination: Gaspé Peninsula!

Meal and overnight accommodation at RIÔTEL MATANE

Day 2

Spend the day on the Réserve Faunique de Matane

Spend the day on the Réserve Faunique de Matane, where you’ll find an abundance of Quebec’s largest cervid! The Réserve Faunique de Matane has one of the highest concentrations of moose per square kilometre. The Reserve is also home to several mountains where hikers can admire the incredible view!

Meal and overnight accommodation at RIÔTEL MATANE.

Day 3

Spend the day in the Parc National de la Gaspésie

Spend the day in the Parc National de la Gaspésie. 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 River.

Meal and overnight accommodation at RIÔTEL BONAVENTURE.

Day 4

Visit the Parc National de Miguasha

Stop off at the Parc National de Miguasha, a fossilized cliff and UNESCO World Heritage Site. We suggest you also visit Mont Saint-Joseph, in Carleton, which has incredible views of the Gaspésian coastline and the Baie des Chaleurs.

Meal and overnight accommodation at RIÔTEL BONAVENTURE.

Day 5

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

Once you arrive, head out to discover the Parc National de l’Île-Bonaventure-et-du-Rocher-Percé. You can take a boat to the island to admire one of the largest Northern Gannet colonies in the world, or head out on a whale-watching cruise (13 marine mammals are present in the St. Lawrence Gulf). If you still have time and you’re not too tired, visit Percé’s new Geopark, which showcases our region's geological heritage through 23 incredible geosites, and has many different activities on offer (scientific multimedia interpretation, games for children, hiking, panoramic view points and much more).

Meal and overnight accommodation at RIÔTEL PERCÉ.

Day 6

Hiking in Forillon National Park

On the way to Gaspé, stop off at Forillon National Park. There are nine hiking trails (long, short, easy, difficult) that lead to observation points with breathtaking views.

Meal and overnight accommodation in Gaspé.

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