Gaspe Walking Tour Shore Excursion Detail
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Port: Gaspésie, Quebec
Approx. Duration: 2½ hours
Adult Pricing: $39*
Child Pricing: $29*
*Prices vary by sail date.
Following the example set by the St. Malo explorer, the Gaspe heritage walk gives you the opportunity to learn more about and appreciate the Gaspe’s historical and cultural heritage by showing you the architecture and commemorative art that speak of the past.
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Gaspe Walking Tour

Discover Gaspe's rich history on foot. Gespeg, in the native tongue of the Amerindian Mi'gmaq, means 'land’s end' and yet, Gaspe is usually associated with the beginning of western history in North America. A highly diverse cultural mosaic, Gaspe encompasses myriad landscapes and is home to people of many origins. The landscape and daily life in each sector of the Greater Gaspe have their own unique character and color. The deep, coastal indentation is Gaspe Bay – a magnificent body of water sheltered by the surrounding mountains. Edged by stretches of sandy or pebble beaches, the bay becomes the gathering place for swimmers, boaters and those who enjoy other water sports. Following the example set by the St. Malo explorer, the Gaspe heritage walk gives you the opportunity to learn more about and appreciate the Gaspe’s historical and cultural heritage by showing you the architecture and commemorative art that speak of the past. Travel through time and rediscover Gaspe as these sites whisper their tales of the time Native peoples first inhabited the region and the moment Jacques Cartier laid claim to the land. Located near the Musee de la Gaspesie, a regional museum, the Jacques Cartier Monument National Historic Site was inaugurated in 1982 by the Historic Sites and Monuments. Because of the modern and audacious architecture of the Christ-Roi Cathedral and 1934 Commemorative Cross, luminosity plays a singular role in this wooden cathedral. The building also holds a historic and artistic heritage that is unique on the Gaspe Peninsula. Located across from the Christ-Roi Cathedral, this celebrated 33-feet (10-meter) granite monolith symbolizes the events of 1534 when Jacques Cartier took possession of the territory for the King of France. Enjoy your walk! Note: Walking portion of the tour is for approximately one mile (1.6 km) on uneven ground. We recommend that you wear sturdy shoes or hiking boots (no sandals), appropriate outdoor clothing. Rain gear is suggested.
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Port: Gaspésie, Quebec
Approx. Duration: 2½ hours
Adult Pricing: $39*
Child Pricing: $29*
*Prices vary by sail date.

  1. Tours with this activity level involve walking over relatively level terrain, possibly some cobblestone, gravel, or a few steps. Comfortable shoes are recommended.
  2. Tours with this activity level involve a considerable amount of physical activity such as substantial walking over cobblestone streets, uneven or steep terrain, climbing stairs, or extended periods of standing. Not recommended for guests with physical limitations. Comfortable, sturdy shoes are recommended.
  3. Tours with this activity level involve physical exertion for extended periods of time; can involve uneven or steep terrain or swimming in a light current. Recommended only for physically fit and adventurous travelers.