Nestled between the sea and the mountains, Gaspésie is an immense, iconic region of Québec that offers a multitude of activities year-round. A change of scenery, maritime heritage, nature walks, sea excursions, Northern gannet, caribou and whales await—to say nothing of the legendary Gaspesian hospitality, Percé rock and fresh lobster! The Gaspésie region is Québec’s ultimate sea and mountain destination.
The well-known Lonely Planet travel guide has named the Tour de la Gaspésie (Gaspésie Tour) as one of the top five coastal road trips in the world. The tour starts in Sainte‑Flavie and forms an 885‑km (550‑mi.) loop. Following the coast for almost its entire length, it then cuts through the Matapédia Valley. In its centre, mountains—including the Chic-Chocs—lakes and rivers form an immense outdoor playground. Whether you take this route from the north or the south, its spellbinding views are unlike any other. More than a road trip, the Tour de la Gaspésie is an experience you can make your own, by stopping at any number of the varied attractions that pique your interest.