Here are 5 places to visit this fall to discover the amazing history and rich culture of Gaspésie.
Musée de la Gaspésie, Gaspé
Throughout the year, the Musée de la Gaspésie showcases Gaspésie’s history and heritage. Come visit the permanent exhibition Gaspésie... A Grand Journey! You will be transported back in time and will discover the history of the Mi’kmaq, the arrival of Jacques Cartier, the salted/dried cod trade, and much more.
Photo: Musée de la Gaspésie
Micmac Interpretation Site of Gespeg, Gaspé
Gespeg: land’s end… Explore the world of the Mi’gmaq by visiting the Indigenous handicraft shop as well as a faithful reconstruction of a traditional 17th-century village with wigwams, fire rings, utilitarian objects and hunting traps. Awaken your senses and immerse yourself in tradition (drumming, chanting, bannock, etc.) inside the big wigwam, a space for meeting and communing with the ancestors. The site is open until September 23, 2023.
Site d'interprétation de la culture Micmac de Gespeg. Photo: Marilou Levasseur
Paspébiac National Historic Site, Paspébiac
Relive the era of cod fishing at the Paspébiac National Historic Site! By the sea, walk on boardwalks and admire 11 buildings that will charm you with their architecture. Costumed characters with colourful accents will help you discover fishing, net mending, blacksmithing and coopery work, as well as maritime construction. Do not miss a stop at the L’Ancre restaurant to taste fish and seafood specialties. The site is open until October 7, 2023.
Site historique national de Paspébiac. Photo: Mathieu Dupuis
Musée acadien du Québec, Bonaventure
Relating the epic of an extraordinary people, the museum will help you discover the rich cultural heritage of the Acadians who chose Québec as their home. Open year round, it presents permanent and temporary exhibitions. A Quebec Acadia will help you better understand the importance and the particularities of the Acadian presence in Québec. Did you know that more than a million Quebeckers are of Acadian origin? Perhaps you will discover, thanks to the Museum, that your family is also one of them!
Musée acadien du Québec. Photo: Groupe ExploraTerra
Site patrimonial de pêche Matamajaw, Causapscal
Legend has it that the first sport fisherman to cast a line at Causapscal was Lord Mount Stephen. Around 1870, he established his very own private fishing estate by buying up much of the property along the banks of the Matapédia and Causapscal Rivers. In the early 1900's, a group of wealthy American and English Canadian businessmen purchased Lord Mount Stphen's estate and founded the Matamajaw Salmon Club. For more than 60 years, the luxurious Club was a second home to members and their guests, lured by the prospect of measuring their strength and cunning against the king of our rivers, the Atlantic salmon. Go to the Site patrimonial de pêche Matamajaw to learn about the fascinating history of salmon fishing in this old club! This site is open until October 8, 2023.
Site patrimonial de pêche Matamajaw. Photo: Zone Blanche Photo
Discover Gaspésie’s astonishing history and rich culture this fall!
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