Would you like to travel with your dog in Gaspésie? This blog post will help you figure out which lodging establishments and other sites will welcome your pet in our region.
First, please note that most sites that do welcome dogs require them to be leashed. Make sure you always have this essential accessory on hand!
To find out which lodging establishments, restaurants, shops, activity providers and attractions in Gaspésie are pet-friendly, we recommend you visit our website. Those that are pet-friendly will include a dog pictogram, as seen here, in the “Services” section of their profile. (If you don’t see this pictogram, pets are not allowed.)
For the accommodations listed on our website, you can use the “Pet-Friendly” filter to identify establishments that welcome dogs. In the summer, there are over 100 hotels, B&Bs, outfitters, cottages, campgrounds and other types of accommodations that do so. Of those, about 60 are campgrounds.
Beaches, wharves and trails
About 30 beaches in Gaspésie are accessible to dogs. Note also that your furry friends are welcome on wharves, where you can also fish. Please keep your dog on a leash, however, since fresh fish can seem like a tempting treat!
In addition, about 30 hiking trails in the region welcome dogs. Three national parks allow dogs on leashes: Forillon National Park, Parc national de Miguasha (outdoors only) and Parc national de la Gaspésie. Keep in mind, however, that dogs are only allowed in certain areas. In Parc national de la Gaspésie, the authorized sites are the Lucarne and Chute-Sainte-Anne trails, the De la Rivière campground and the De la Vallée RV area. Wildlife reserves generally welcome dogs, except inside camps and in areas with signs forbidding their presence.
You can also take your dog for a walk in several other sites that offer hiking trails:
- Parc régional de la Rivière Mitis (Sainte-Flavie)
- Géoparc mondial UNESCO de Percé (sentiers seulement)
- Circuit des Bâtisseurs (Chandler)
- Parc régional du Mont-Saint-Joseph (Carleton-sur-Mer) (Taguine and Cap Ferré trails only)
- La Route des Belvédères (Matapédia)
- Site des Chutes et Marais (Causapscal)
- La Chute à Philomène (Saint-Alexandre-des-Lacs)
- Parc régional de la Seigneurie-du-Lac-Matapédia (Amqui)
Photo: Tourisme Gaspésie
Art, history and interpretive sites
Dog owners who are also interested in culture, heritage or natural attractions will be delighted to visit the following sites with their furry friends:
- Circuit de fresques, des arts et du patrimoine, Les Murmures de la ville (Mont-Joli)
- Vignoble Carpinteri (Saint-Ulric)
- Jardins de Doris (Matane)
- Projet Éole (Cap-Chat)
- Mine d’agates du Mont Lyall (Sainte-Anne-des-Monts)
- Phare Cap-de-la-Madeleine (Sainte-Madeleine-de-la-Rivière-Madeleine)
- Site historique Berceau du Canada (Gaspé (extérieur seulement))
- Site historique national de Paspébiac (Paspébiac)
Dogs are welcome on the patios of the following restaurants, provided they’re leashed and well-behaved:
- Capitaine Homard (Sainte-Flavie)
- Café sur Mer (Métis-sur-Mer)
- La Fabrique (Matane)
- Café-Crêperie Les Gamineries (Manoir des Sapins, Sainte-Félicité)
- Resto-Pub La Révolte (Auberge le Caribou, Rivière-au-Renard (Gaspé))
- Café de l’Anse (Centre culturel Le Griffon, L’Anse-au-Griffon (Gaspé))
- Auberge de jeunesse Griffon Aventure (L’Anse-au-Griffon (Gaspé))
- TÉTÛ Taverne Gaspésienne (Hôtel Baker, Gaspé)
- Bistro-Bar Le Brise-Bise (Gaspé)
- Restaurant Le Marin d’eau douce (Carleton-sur-Mer)
- Auberge la Coulée Douce (Causapscal)
- Auberge Beauséjour (Amqui)
Photo: Mathieu Dupuis
If you’re travelling with your dog and want to visit sites that aren’t pet-friendly, you’ll be happy to know that several local kennels offer you the option of boarding your pet. Visit our tourist information offices to find out more.
We hope you have a great trip in Gaspésie with your dog!