Great Waters and Settings
In Sainte-Anne-des-Monts, visit Exploramer, a scientific activity complex focusing on the marine environment and presenting an aquarium and a museum, as well as offering sea excursions. Furthermore, a red surprise is waiting for you in La Martre, a lighthouse with a unique wooden structure. Mont-Saint-Pierre exudes a sense of purity. Contemplate this natural setting where the valley, the plateau, the mountain and the bay exist in perfect harmony. Look up, maybe you will see hand-gliding and paragliding enthusiasts in the sky.
When exiting the Gulf of St.Lawrence circuit, you get to Murdochville by leaving Route 132, at L'Anse-Pleureuse, to take Route 198, 40 km through forest and mountains to get to Murdochville, located at an altitude of 580 metres.
The last part of this circuit is absolutely wonderful because it is a true paradise! It will bring you a maximum of adrenaline: tight curves, steep ascents and descents. In Madeleine-Centre, while visiting the Cap Madeleine lighthouse site. In L'Anse-à-Valleau, located in an amazing scenic point, visit the Pointe-à-la-Renommée lighthouse, the most travelled lighthouse in the world. At the Village en chanson de Petite-Vallée, enjoy a cultural stop. The circuit continues towards L'Anse-au-Griffon where you can get familiar with leading cod merchants and fishermen of the time at the Manoir Le Boutillier and at the Centre culturel Le Griffon.
The Forillon National Park is an ideal place to watch moose, black bears, whales, seals and seabirds. You can not miss the Cap-des-Rosiers lighthouse, the tallest lighthouse of the country. In Gaspé, admire the magnificent bay, visit the museum, the sanctuary and the Micmac site, take part in festivities and shows or fish for salmon in its three crystal-clear rivers.
Arriving at Percé, enjoy a breathtaking view of the Rocher Percé and the Bonaventure Island. Enjoy other activities like kayaking, sea excursion, scuba diving and hiking to admire a colony of seals and thousands of Northern Gannets in the parc national de l'Île-Bonavneture-et-du-Rocher-Percé. The havre of L'Anse-à-Beaufils and its factory stand offer you a warm and entertaining atmosphere. Enjoy hiking trails, picnic areas, marinas, sandy beaches from Newport to Chandler.
In Gascons, discover a park in the memory of the Colborne wreck alongside a hiking trail on the seashore. Port-Daniel will charm you with its remarkable bay. Then a serviced beach awaits you in the magnificent hamlet of L'Anse-McInnis. Visit the Maison LeGrand and the hundred-year-old train station. In Saint-Godefroi, a lovely red sand beach offers a spectacular view of the Shigawake cliff. In Paspébiac, visit the Banc-de-Pêche historic site. Discover the new Espace René-Lévesque in New Carlisle and look for the fire hydrants! In Bonaventure, you will find a perfect beach to swim. Enjoy canoeing, kayaking or salmon fishing on the Bonaventure River, where you will be dazzled by its extraordinary clear water. In Saint-Elzéar, visit the oldest grotto in Québec.
In the heart of New Richmond, at the mouth of the Petite rivière Cascapédia, you have to see the Pointe Taylor Park. Relaxation guaranteed at the beach or at the marina with picnic areas, water activities and restaurant services. Take Saint-Edgar road and get to the Station touristique Pin Rouge. Following the Cascapedia River, on Route 299, you have access to the Cascapedia River Museum. Continue your way to the Gaspésie National Park. This park is ideal for hikers of all levels. The tablelands, where you find flora and vegetation similar to those found in the toundra, are home to a caribou herd.