If you love Gaspésie, you’ll also love the Québec maritime
If you love Gaspésie, you’ll also love... Bas-Saint-Laurent, Côte-Nord (Manicouagan and Duplessis) and the Îles de la M...
If you love Gaspésie, you’ll also love... Bas-Saint-Laurent, Côte-Nord (Manicouagan and Duplessis) and the Îles de la Madeleine! Discover the maritime regions of Québec: 3000 kilometres (1900 miles) of coastline, 13 species of whales, 15 national parks and wildlife reserves, over 40 lighthouses along the Lighthouse Trail, regional cuisine and more! Visit our website to plan your stay www.quebecmaritime.ca.
A absolute treasure of Gaspésie's winter tourism, this event involves skiing on a distance of almost 200 km and snowshoeing on a distance of 70 km in six days on waymarked trails (in the mountain, along the sea, or in the open country).
The International Garden Festival is the leading contemporary garden festival in North America. Since its inception in 2000, more than 150 gardens have been exhibited at Grand-Métis and as extra-mural projects in Canada and around the world. Presented at Les Jardins de Métis, the Festival is held on a site adjacent to the historic gardens created by Elsie Reford, thereby establishing a bridge between history and modernity, and a dialogue between conservation, tradition and innovation. Each year the Festival exhibits conceptual gardens created by more than seventy architects, landscape architects and designers from various disciplines in a pristine environment on the banks of the St. Lawrence River.
Some 30 photographers will be part of the 6th edition of Rencontres internationales de la photographie en Gaspésie. The event, which will start in mid-July 2015, will run this year until late September, presenting exhibits and installations both in the open air and indoors all over the Gaspé. The Photographer Tour from August 20 to 23, which hosts most of the artists taking part in the event, will be offering encounters between the public and photographers on the topic of creation in various spots in the Gaspé.
The installations and shows, they will be on display in the 13 host municipalities: Cap-Chat, Marsoui, Petite-Vallée, Gaspé and Forillon Park, Percé and Bonaventure Island, Chandler, Paspébiac, Bonaventure, New Richmond, Maria, Carleton-sur-Mer, Nouvelle (Miguasha) and Matapédia.
In the tumultuous events that we’re experiencing on a worldwide scale, the theme “Identities and Territories” aims to bring together different voices and photographic records that observe, and reflect on, these concepts. How do we define ourselves today, in a world in perpetual movement? We may forget it or deny, but the natural elements that surround us, the environment that bears us, these influence us, shape us and reveal us. To analyze the connection between man and territory is to inquire into our own identity, built up over time, the seasons, and change.