Gaspé's Top 5
Collected by Erin Levi , AFAR Contributor
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...
382 QC-132, Percé, QC G0C 2L0, Canada
Protected by Île-Bonaventure-et-du-Rocher-Percé National Park’s natural environment and conservation mandate, Bonaventure Island is an essential nesting habitat for several rare bird species, including the lovely northern gannets. Every summer,...
112 Boulevard de Gaspé, Gaspé, QC G4X 1A2, Canada
The Jacques Cartier Heritage Walk through Gaspé takes you past 15 sites significant to the history of Canada. One of these, the Jacques Cartier Monument Historic Site, marks the first encounter between Jacques Cartier and the native Iroquois in...
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...
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...
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