Explore Gaspe, its surroundings and magnificent Forillon National Park. The town is unique, covering 606 square miles (975 square km), with 93 miles (150 km) of coastline exposed to the sea! Wherever one is in Gaspe, water – either fresh or salty – is never far away. The deep, coastal indentation is the Bay of Gaspe, a magnificent body of water sheltered by the surrounding mountains. Edged by stretches of beaches, the bay is enjoyed by swimmers, boaters and water sports enthusiasts.
A visit to Forillon National Park is an exceptional experience. The tip of the park, which was declared a Canadian National Park in order to preserve the wild beauty of its coast, reveals various geological formations and phenomena up to 450 million years old. Its majestic landscapes cover a 152 square mile (244 square km) area that is carved out of the sea, cliffs and mountains. Here, where the land joins the sea, are pebble beaches, cliffs, small coves, rocky capes and fine sand beaches. The presence of ten different rock formations, colonies of seabirds and unique Arctic-alpine plants give this park its distinctive character. The park also bears witness to the important cultural and historical heritage by the mark humans have left.
You can explore Fort Peninsule, an old lookout and vestige of the Second World War and go back in time to when this area was bustling with economic activity with a visit to the Manoir Le Boutillier. Wrap up your tour with lunch at Centre Culturel Le Griffon, a unique cultural center with a maritime atmosphere.