Tips and Tricks
The Gaspésie begins in Sainte-Flavie or Mont-Joli via Highway 20, where Route 132 splits into two to form an itinerary loop of 885 km.
It was atthis point thatyou must choose your route: South or North.
There is no better route, you are assured of magnificent views, from one side to the other.
The Gaspésie covers 30 340.6 km2, and its population numbers 132 700 inhabitants. This area roughly corresponds to that of Belgium, which, however, has a population of 10 million souls.
The Peninsula is bordered by the North by the St. Lawrence estuary, to the South by the Chaleur Bay and to the East by the Gulf of St. Lawrence.
In Québec, tourist regions and directions to services, attractions and activities are indicated on blue road-side signs. For information, see www.panneaubleu.com and www.tourisme.gouv.qc.ca/signalisation.
Village-Relais Accredited Services
If you feel like taking a break or require assistance while on the road, look for the Village-relais signs. These point to villages that, together with local businesses, offer a range of accredited services and a safe and pleasant place to stop. villages-relais.qc.ca.- Mont-Joli, Cap-Chat, Mont-Louis, Chandler, Paspébiac, Pointe-à-la-Croix and Amqui
Bring warm clothing and a wind-breaker to ensure maximum enjoyment of a boat ride and evening walk along the dock or a mountain hike.
In autumn and spring, allow boots if you want to go hiking, snow comes early in national parks and on the summits.
Since May 2019, dogs will be allowed in all Québec national parks, Île-Bonaventure-et-du-Rocher-Percé national park. However, dogs will only be authorized in certain places. The areas where dogs are allowed vary across parks, depending on the specificities of the territory. Consult the list of places where dogs are authorized in each park during summer on the website www.sepaq.com/animaux.
Traveling with your dog
Everywhere, must be on a leash and pick up his small needs. If you were to leave your dog alone, do not leave it in the car with high temperature. Always choose a shady place to park the car or install sunshade. This will prevent heat stroke which well bring inconvenience to your pet.
Several accommodations and all campgrounds accept pets, look for this symbol on this website. For more information www.partoutavecmonchien.com.
Québec for All: Accessibility for People with Disabilities
Kéroul assesses the accessibility of different businesses based on a set of criteria recognized by Tourisme Québec. Its platform Queébec for All offers a wide range of cultural and tourist information for visitors with reduced mobility. 514 252-3104 or QuebecForAll.com.
From mid-July to mid-August, it is important to make your accommodation reservations in advance as this is a very busy period. This approach will avoid many inconveniences.
Making a Comment or Conveying Dissatisfaction
If you wish to comment on or are dissatisfied with the tourism services you received in QueÅLbec, please contact:
Alliance de l’industrie touristique du Québec
1 877 686 8358, option 7
Depending on temperature, the beautiful time to enjoy the fall colors is between late September and mid-October.
MosquitosThe mosquito season varies from year to year, dépendemment the weather, but it is located primarily between late May and mid-July. Do not forget to bring your mosquito repellent.
Tipping is customary in restaurants, bars and taxis. The amount, which is not included in the bill, is generally equivalent to 15% of the total bill before taxes. For quick tip calculations, Québecers normally add up both taxes. Tipping bellhops or porters is at your discretion (generally, $1 per bag).
Québec has two taxes: the 5% federal goods and services tax (GST), and the 9.975% Québec sales tax (QST). An accommodation tax of 3.5% of the room price per night also applies in our region.
For information on road conditions or other aspects of trip-planning, call 511 or 1 888 355-0511 or visit quebec511.info.
Electric VehicleIt is possible to go around the Gaspésie with your electric vehicle. Visit www.lecircuitelectrique.com to find the charging stations.
Driving in Québec
Since Canada uses the metric system, speed limits and distances are posted in kilometres per hour (km/h) and gasoline is sold by the litre (l). It is illegal to transport or use radar detectors in Québec.
Cell Phones: Use of a cell phone is prohibited while driving.Winter Tires: From December 1 to March 15, all taxis and passenger vehicles registered in Québec must be equipped with winter tires. This requirement also applies to rental passenger vehicles in Québec.
Welcome to Gaspésie!
Given the current context, we strongly recommend that you check with businesses to find out when they are reopening and book your accommodations before you travel.
Some of the information on this website may no longer be up to date; however, we are doing our best to update it regularly.
We look forward to welcoming you in Gaspésie!
Weather statistics for Mont-Joli
|Average temperature (ºC)||-12,3||-10,9||-5,0||1,6||8,5||14,4||17,5||16,2||11,4||5,3||-0,7||-8,3|
|Montly snowfall (cm)
Annual everage: 350
|Montly rainfall (mm)
Annuel average: 606
Weather Statistics for Gaspé
|Average temperature (ºC)||-11,9||-10,8||-5,0||1,4||7,6||13,2||16,6||15,9||11,1||5,2||-0,6||-7,6|
|Montly snowfall (cm)
Annual everage: 380
|Montly rainfall (mm)
Annuel average: 752
Source : www.meteomedia.com/ca