Collected by Renee M. Rotondo
1331 Boulevard de Cap des Rosiers, Gaspé, QC G4X 6G7, Canada
A designated National Historic Site since 1974, the 1858 Cap-des-Rosiers Lighthouse is, at 34 meters (112 feet), the tallest lighthouse in Canada. Cap-des-Rosiers, near the tip of the Gaspé Peninsula, was named by Samuel de Champlain for its...
1238 Boul de Forillon, Gaspé, QC G4X 6T9, Canada
Forillon National Park, on the northeastern tip of the Gaspé Peninsula, comprises four ecosystems (aquatic, coastal, marine and forest). Gaze upon the steep sea cliffs at Cap Bon Ami, where seals sometimes line the shores, and you’ll be struck by...
200 QC-132, Grand-Métis, QC G0J 1Z0, Canada
The blue poppies were what excited me. Although the sprawling splendor of the Gaspe Peninsula's Reford Gardens showcases hundreds of beautiful blooms, from violet azaleas, to periwinkle lupine, the famous Himalayan blue poppies were what lured me...
295 1ere avenue Est, Sainte-Anne-des-Monts, QC G4V 1B1, Canada
The maritime region of Quebec's Gaspe Peninsula is decorated with lighthouses lining the shores. There used to be hundreds but today, about 80 are left and the crimson beacon of La Martre is the most singular. Constructed in 1906 this wooden...
1981 Route du Parc, Sainte-Anne-des-Monts, QC G4V 2E4, Canada
The stench arrives miles before you even spot them. Sailing to the Gaspe Peninsula's Bonaventure Island involves gliding by surreal scenery and the unforgettable experience of viewing the world's second largest gannet breeding colony. The noxious...
147 Rue Principale O, Percé, QC G0C 2L0, Canada
Percé Rock, a vertical limestone monolith—433 meters (1,476 feet) long; 90 meters (295 feet) wide; and 88 meters (279 feet) tall—is just off the coast of the Gaspé Peninsula. The majestic rock and its neighboring Bonaventure Island (the two form...
Route Maritime, Baie-Comeau, QC, Canada
Road trips are coming back in vogue and places like Quebec Maritime are built for this kind of travel. Quebec Maritime is split into four regions and in just four days we see three of them and cover a lot of ground. Come along as we see everything...