Linking the Chaleur Bay sector to the Coast, the Valley welcomes you in friendly communities surrounded by fields, forests, lakes and rivers.
At the heart of this sector, discover Lake Matapédia and its regional park as well as the Matapédia River, which is world-renowned for its salmon fishing. Enjoy this sector’s many covered bridges as well as the Chute à Philomène waterfall and a network of quad trails that are among the most famous in Québec.
Contemplate in silence the mist rising over the Matapédia River in the early morning as you set off on a canoeing or salmon fishing adventure. Watch it dissipate in the sunlight, which will warm your face and sparkle on the crystal-clear water, much to your delight!
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Located at the border of the Valley and Chaleur Bay sectors, this village offers an exceptional panorama at the confluence of the world-renowned Matapédia and Restigouche salmon rivers. Matapédia means “where the rivers meet” in the Mi’gmaq language. [...]
The Saint-Alexis plateau is the perfect place for a stay off the beaten path, close to nature. A lookout offers a breathtaking view of the Restigouche River winding through the mountains. The Chutes du Ruisseau Robitaille trail leads to a waterfall in an enchanting setting. [...]
A few kilometres off Route 132, this municipality welcomes you and offers outdoor activities for all seasons. On Rang Saint-Jean, discover a lookout offering a view of the Restigouche River and hiking trails. [...]
A great place to relax, this municipality is accessible via Route 132, between Amqui and Matapédia. The Le Soleil d’Or panoramic site (at an altitude of 335 m) offers a splendid panoramic view of Québec and New Brunswick. [...]
A paradise for nature lovers and those seeking quiet, only 11 km off Route 132, this jewel of the Plateaux area offers enchanting landscapes. Discover them from the Coeur des Plateaux lookout, which gives you a 360° view in any season. [...]
Causapscal is located in the heart of a beautiful forested area, the Matapedia Valley. In 1839, an important relay station was established at the meeting Matapedia and Causapscal rivers. The item inherits the name of Les Fourches (The Forks). [...]
Amqui means “the place to have fun” in the Mi’gmaq language. Located at the point where the Matapédia River and Lake Matapédia meet, at the intersection of routes 132 and 195, Amqui is a village-relais, which means it offers a diversity of quality services, including accommodations. [...]
Established in 1873 and the oldest municipality in the Matapédia Valley, Saint-Moïse is proud of its vast and imposing Renaissancestyle church built in 1914. Bordered by mountains offering majestic colours, Saint-Moïse is a popular destination that offers fresh air as well as ATV and snowmobile trails. [...]
Lac-au-Saumon is home to a park that will entertain the whole family (games, campground with water and electricity, watercraft rentals). Admire an unusual view from the shore of the lake. The park is known for the large-scale events held there every year (Relay for Life, Fête des Guitares). [...]
Explore the Matapédia Valley, a Quad Biking Paradise!
Here is a suggested itinerary for a 4-day adventure in the Matapédia Valley in Gaspésie in the fall. Whether you are a beginner or experienced four-wheeler rider, you can discover the best viewpoints in the Matapédia Valley along 700 km of exceptional trails.