The Valley contains a considerable nerwork of rivers and lakes, a true little paradise for hunters and fishermen.
Known worldwide for its salmon fishing, the Matapédia River twists and turns over more than 70 km; as for the lake of the same name, it prides itself on being the largest freshwater body in the Gaspésie. A testament to is history, the rich heritage of the Valley will reveal to you magnificent churches, historic sites, and Town-type covered bridges.
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. [...]Discover
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. [...]Discover
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. [...]Discover
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. [...]Discover
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. [...]Discover
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). [...]Discover
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. [...]Discover
Located at the heart of the Matapédia Valley, Sainte-Irène welcomes you with spellbinding mountain scenery. ATV, mountain bike and snowmobile trails with many lookouts offering breathtaking views of the valley. [...]Discover
Located on the shores of Lake Matapédia, the municipality of Val-Brillant is a local treasure that charms visitors with beautiful scenery and access to nature. [...]Discover
Sayabec (pronounced “say-beck”) is derived from the Mi’gmaq word Sepeg, meaning “river blocked by beaver dams.” Discover Pierre-Brochu park (boat landing), which gives you access to Lake Matapédia; Seigneurie-du-Lac-Matapédia regional park... [...]Discover
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. [...]Discover
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). [...]Discover