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Percé. Photo : Roger St-Laurent, photographe

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.

Skieurs à la Station touristique Pin Rouge de New Richmond
Station touristique Pin Rouge. Photo: Roger Saint-Laurent, photographe

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.

Motoneige dans les Chic-Chocs
Photo: Roger St-Laurent, photographe

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, 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, wellness centres and spas, cafés, bakeries and microbreweries to visit!

Skieurs dans le parc national de la Gaspésie
Parc national de la Gaspésie. Photo: Roger Saint-Laurent, photographe

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).

Skieurs qui relaxent dans un chalet de l'Auberge Gîte du Mont-Albert, dans le parc national de la Gaspésie
Photo: Roger Saint-Laurent, photographe

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 or call them at 1-800-463-0323. They will be happy to help you!

Be in the loop! Plan your trip at today. #gaspesiewinter

Given the current situation, before you travel, please be sure to book your accommodations and check with tourism companies to find out how they are operating. Rest assured that local companies are following the recommended public health guidelines.

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