GASPÉ is a small city of only 17 000 population, but can boast having three salmon rivers and a national park within its boundaries.
During the summer season Gaspé is a beehive of outdoor activities. Visit Forillon National Park where nature is the theme andyou will enjoy an abundance of cross-country hiking trails, camping sites and beaches that exemplify this internationally renowned park. A few activities that arepopular include whale watching cruises, fishing our famous rivers for Atlantic salmon and sea-run trout, a day of lake trout fishing in the ZEC Baillargeon, kayak excursions, renting sail boats and wave runners at the local marina and taking a horse back riding adventure in the back woods or along the seashore.A tour of
Gespeg where the micmacs invite you to live the way their ancestors did at the end of the 17th century, or a visit to the Gaspésie museum will occupy many interesting hours of your time while in our town.
In winter, Gaspé is connected to a web of snowmobile trails weaving in and out through the backcountry of the peninsula as well as a provincial trail (#5) that follows the coastline. A local club and the Forillon National Park maintain well-groomed cross-country skiing trails.
You may want to try your hand at smelt fishing in a "shack" on the ice of the Gaspé bay or snap on your alpine skis or snowboard for a swoop down the slopes of Mount Bechervaise. For the adventurous, strap on a pair of snowshoes and join a "Coureur des bois" on his morning walk to check his rabbit snares or make arrangements to have a local musher take you for a dog sled excursion into our vast forests.
Numerous activities and attractions await you in Gaspé and the following web sites will be a great help in planning your visit to this little corner of the Gaspé peninsula:
Tourism Board of Gaspé
City of Gaspé
Forillon National Park
Atlantic Salmon Rivers of Gaspé
Quebec Sporting (Salmon Services)