Starting in Sainte-Flavie, the gateway to Gaspésie, the Coast sector offers a string of picturesque villages bordering the St. Lawrence Estuary.
While here, be sure to visit the renowned Reford Gardens, savour northern shrimp and admire spectacular sunsets. You can also head inland where you will find salmon-filled rivers as well as forests with the highest moose density in Québec!
Extraordinary Moments to Enjoy
End your day with a picnic with friends or family on the beach and admire the setting sun as it sets the sea ablaze. Discover local specialties as you savour your gourmet finds of the day and don’t miss this opportunity to try northern shrimp, a delicacy for which Matane is famous!
Sainte-Flavie, at the gateway to Gaspésie, marks the beginning of the loop around the Gaspé Peninsula on Route 132. Observe birds at the Gros Ruisseau rest area, where the banks have been stabilized, and visit the International Garden Festival’s extramural garden nearby. [...]Discover
A bilingual community offering spectacular seascapes and fresh air, Métis-sur-Mer features remarkable architecture, unusual scenery as well as magnificent horticultural and landscape development, which has earned the town three “florets”. [...]Discover
Village with a rich built and historical heritage: the neoclassical church (1878) is one of the most architecturally interesting in Eastern Québec. [...]Discover
Matane (which means “beaver pond” in the Mi’gmaq language) owes much to its rich natural resources. Enjoy the town’s warm hospitality along with its urban, industrial, rural and heritage characteristics. [...]Discover
Drive east on Route 132 past Le Croche-du-Criard and breathe in the St. Lawrence Estuary. At the municipal rest area, Le Capitaine Pêcheur (a sculpture erected by the municipality) welcomes you in the hometown of French Canadian singer Isabelle Boulay and the clown Atchoum. [...]Discover
Grosses-Roches was named for the many small boulders revealed by the tides along the shore. Café du Havre, a tourist attraction located near the fishing harbour, offers several services and activities in the summer... [...]Discover
Les Méchins, where sunsets kiss the sea… Known worldwide for its shipyard, Verreault Navigation, the town also has significant heritage value: several well-preserved century-old houses add to the area’s distinctive character. [...]Discover
The Matane River runs through this municipality, making it a popular salmon-fishing destination. Several waterways converge here, and the two covered bridges are heritage attractions worth seeing. [...]Discover
Located at the foot of the Saint-Pierre Mountain, this municipality offers trails and breathtaking views to fans of photography, hiking, snowshoeing, backcountry skiing, ATVing and snowmobiling, as well as all the basic services for anyone in search of a cozy cottage and rural charm. [...]Discover
Located at the intersection of Highway 20 and scenic Route 132, Mont-Joli wishes you an excellent visit and happy encounters. [...]Discover
Located near the Chic-Chocs and surrounded by forest and rural landscapes, Saint-Adelme is home to many talented people. The Théâtre du Bedeau, which focuses on repertory theatre, stages a comedy every summer at the village church. [...]Discover
Nestled inland in the mountains and forest, Saint-Jean-de-Cherbourg is very popular among hunting, hiking and motorsports enthusiasts. Mount Vélo offers vast snowfields that are perfect for off-trail snowmobiling.[...]Discover
5 Histories and Anecdotes of the Rivers of Gaspésie
Home to 22 salmon rivers, the region of Gaspésie has many fishing stories to tell! Here are five that will introduce you to these rivers, which abound in fish, anecdotes and history.Learn more
5 Waterfalls in Gaspésie
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5 Rivers to Fish Salmon in Gaspésie
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