Everyone knows about this peninsula jutting out in the Gulf of St. Lawrence and its famous Rocher Percé. But what you might not know is that Gaspésie is also home to most accessible colony of northern gannets in the world. You’ll also find moose, whales, mountain peaks soaring some 1,000 metres high, a rich maritime heritage, festivals galore, and loads and loads of lobster – as well as a tightly-knit community that’s as creative as it is welcoming.
GASPÉSIE / ILES-DE-LA-MADELEINE
There’s just as much to say about the Îles-de-la-Madeleine! This archipelago of a dozen islands located in the heart of the Gulf of St. Lawrence is world-famous for its pristine sandy beaches, stunning sunsets and friendly locals, lovingly referred to as “Madelinots” in French. The local know-how, vibrant cultural scene and down-home gastronomy are the envy of all other regions.