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Gaspé (Canada)

Practical information on Gaspé

  • Encounters with locals
  • Beach / Seaside Resort
  • Park and garden
  • Port
  • Festivals
  • Music
4 / 5 - 2 reviews
How to get there
An 8.5 hour drive from Quebec
When to go
From June to September
Minimum stay
One day

Reviews of Gaspé

Mylène Wei Seasoned Traveller
20 written opinions

The town of Gaspé is perfectly located at the tip of the Gaspé Peninsula, between Forillon National Park and l’Ile-Bonaventure-et-du-Rocher-Percé National Park.

My suggestion:
In summer, the Festival Musique du Bout du Monde is an event that you simply must not miss!
My review

We arrived in Gaspé for the Festival Musique du Bout du Monde, the music festival at the end of the world, in glorious weather. The main street, the Rue de la Reine, is closed to vehicles for the festival. We came across tightrope walkers, street artists, musicians, and slacklining workshops for children and adults, all in a fun and festive atmosphere.

I have very fond memories of time spent in Gaspé as we also saw some people who we'd previously met at the start of our Canadian road trip. The Lemon Bucket Orchestra, whom we had discovered during the previous stag of our trip, near Sainte-Anne-des-Monts, provided another opportunity for us to dance in the street. We also tried the delicious food at the Brûlerie du Café des Artistes, a restaurant that I strongly recommend.

Gaspé was the only town on the peninsula where we went to the beach, and the fine, sandy beach is the ideal location to spend some time beside the seaside.

Festival Musique du Bout du Monde -  Music festival at the end of the world
Nina Montagné Seasoned Traveller
153 written opinions

The capital of the Gaspé Peninsula, known as the birthplace of Canada, is a great place to spend some time when you're touring the area. 

My suggestion:
Take a walk in the amazing Forillon National Park.
My review

Located at the end of the Gaspé Peninsula, the regional capital, Gaspéis just bursting with charm. Its geographical location, facing the Atlantic Ocean, amid forests, mountains and cliffs, make it a must-see place. 

It is known as the birthplace of Canada and you can visit the fascinating Musée de la Gaspésie.

Fans of sport fishing will be delighted to know that there are three salmon rivers which flow into the ocean around Gaspé. When you're travelling in Canada, this is your perfect chance to try some summer fishing!

On the Côte de Gaspé
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