Sectors of Gaspésie
The five sectors of Gaspésie have each their own personality. Together, they form the out of the ordinary, vibrant, welcoming and gourmet journey that is Gaspésie. Discover them!
- Once you arrive in Sainte-Flavie via Route 132 or in Mont-Joli via Highway 20, you can choose to start your itinerary either by the South or the North tour.
Here, Route 132 splits to form an itinerary loop of approximately 885 km. Whatever your decision may be, all through your journey you are sure to find the most diversified and picturesque sea and mountain landscapes, valleys, bays and coastlines.
This vast territory is divided into five sectors:
A coastline bathed in the waters of the widening St. Lawrence River, picturesque villages, green fields and forests… this is what awaits you in the Coast sector!
Enjoy a picnic of famous northern shrimp with your family in nature or savour your feast in a romantic setting at the beautiful Reford Gardens, before marvelling at the sun setting over the sea. Admire crystal-clear salmon rivers and keep an eye out for wildlife—you never know what animals you will spot during your visit to this area!
Tucked between stunning cliffs and the Gulf of St. Lawrence as far as the eye can see, the picturesque coastal villages of Haute-Gaspésie will charm you. Climb the Chic-Chocs: an incredible natural playground for hikers, these mountains include the highest peaks found in southern Québec.
Explore spectacular coastal landscapes featuring winding roads and steep cliffs. Enjoy a whirlwind of cultural experiences: buzzing with renowned music festivals, Land’s End also welcomes you to its many heritage sites, museums and interpretation sites.
Step into a picture postcard at any of this sector’s most famous natural attractions, including Percé Rock and Forillon National Park. Marking the continental end of the Appalachians, Forillon invites you to discover a literal “land’s end,” at the edge of the world!
Experience the bustling energy of the Chaleur Bay sector, which is home to a wide variety of restaurants, bakeries, cafés, boutiques and other charming businesses. The whole family can have fun in the salty waters of the bay, which are perfect for swimming and other water sports.
In the evening, sit around a bonfire near your cottage and dream of the crystal clear Bonaventure River and the many outdoor and cultural activities that await you in this sector!
Discover the Valley’s superb architectural heritage by visiting local churches, historic sites and covered bridges. Salmon anglers will want to follow the meandering and world-famous Matapédia River in search of beautiful aquatic specimens!