Plan a Trip to Gaspésie in the Winter
Here are some tips to help you plan a trip in Gaspésie in the winter. Whatever season you decide to travel in, there is always something to do in Gaspésie! It all depends on what you are looking for on vacation and what you feel like doing.
Outdoor activities in Gaspésie
In Gaspésie, discover the best of backcountry skiing: vertical drops of up to 550 m, pristine snow corridors and tons of powder snow! Enjoy over 500 km of cross-country ski, snowshoe and fatbike trails as well as several ski resorts, dogsledding and more! See all the activities available.
With over 3000 km of snowy marked and groomed snowmobile trails giving you access to spectacular scenery, Gaspésie also offers many opportunities for snowmobile rides.
Attractions worth visiting in Gaspésie
Many attractions in Gaspésie are open year-round: Musée de la Gaspésie, Musée acadien du Québec, Vieux Moulin honey winery and museum, Circuit des fresques in Mont-Joli, Percé UNESCO Global Geopark, Savonnerie du Village soap shop, Circuit des Bâtisseurs, Sanctuaire Notre-Dame de Pointe-Navarre church, Centre culturel Le Griffon, Société d’histoire et de généalogie de Matane and Chute à Philomène waterfall. There are also many art galleries, boutiques, health centers and spas, cafés, bakeries and microbreweries to visit!
Safety measures and appropriate winter clothing
Before you travel in the winter, it is important to make sure the activities you want to enjoy are available and you have the appropriate winter clothing. Make sure your car has winter tires.
As a safety measure, be sure to find out about trail, terrain, snow and/or weather conditions and have the appropriate safety gear if you are planning to ski in Parc national de la Gaspésie (where there is risk of avalanches in the mountains).
Where to sleep and eat
In terms of where to sleep and eat, you have many options throughout the Gaspésie region. Reservations are generally not required in the winter since there are fewer visitors. However, if you have special needs (e.g., are travelling with a dog, need a wheelchair-accessible room, etc.), reservations are recommended since your options are more limited.
The key to travelling during the off season is to be prepared. Don’t hesitate to contact the Tourisme Gaspésie team for information at firstname.lastname@example.org or call them at 1-800-463-0323. They will be happy to help you!
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