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Percé. Photo : Roger St-Laurent, photographe

Plan a Trip to Gaspésie This Winter

Tons of powder snow… mountains as far as the eye can see… and the sea on the horizon. This is the winter wonderland that awaits you in Gaspésie! Here are 5 tips to help you plan a trip to Gaspésie this winter.

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

Plan your winter activities

Snowmobiling, backcountry skiing, downhill skiing, snowshoeing, cross-country skiing… These are some of the many activities you can enjoy in Gaspésie during the cold season! Visit our homepage to discover all the activities on offer and plan your winter outings.

If you are interested in guided activities, such as backcountry skiing and dogsledding, make sure you book them in advance.

Many attractions in Gaspésie are open, including the Musée de la Gaspésie, Musée Acadien du Québec, as well as many art galleries, boutiques. Inquire about opening hours, the services available and the public health requirements in effect before you visit any of these sites.

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

Offering 3000 km of groomed and marked snow-covered trails that provide access to spectacular landscapes, Gaspésie is an ideal snowmobile destination.

Make your travel plans

From December 1 to March 15, all vehicles on Québec roads must be equipped with winter tires.

All travellers who are 12 years of age or older departing from Canadian airports or travelling on VIA Rail trains are required to be fully vaccinated. However, passports are not required on Orléans Express buses.

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

Book your accommodations

The region of Gaspésie offers lots of accommodation options; however, to ensure a hassle-free winter vacation, be sure to book your stay in advance. Due to the various public health measures recommended by the government, many establishments have had to modify their practices, which may have an impact on the services they offer, particularly in the restaurant business. The best way to reserve is to contact the establishment directly, which will also give you the opportunity to inquire about their public health requirements.

Skieurs dans le parc national de la Gaspésie
Parc national de la Gaspésie. Photo: Roger St-Laurent

Wear appropriate winter clothing

One of the most important things to do before travelling in the winter is to make sure you have the appropriate winter clothing so you can enjoy the season to the fullest! This includes winter boots, a winter coat, a warm hat, a scarf, gloves or mittens, long johns or snow pants, etc.

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 a risk of avalanches in the mountains.

Travel with your vaccine passport

Since March 12, 2022, the vaccination passport is no longer required in Quebec. However, presenting a proof of vaccination remains mandatory, according to federal government requirements, for travel on rail and air transport and when traveling abroad.

Travellers to Québec must present a valid photo ID along with official proof of vaccination against COVID-19 issued by their country or province in Canada. They should have received at least two doses of one or more of the following vaccines:

  • Pfizer
  • Moderna
  • AstraZeneca
  • Covishield
  • Janssen (single dose)

There is no administrative segregation measure provided for people arriving in Quebec from other Canadian provinces. However, other provinces may have specific rules for returning home. Check with your province of residence.

In addition, all travellers arriving in Canada must continue to use ArriveCAN to submit their travel information. Visit for more information.

Skieurs de fond dans le parc national de la Gaspésie
Parc national de la Gaspésie. Photo: Roger St-Laurent

The key to a successful off-season trip is to be prepared. For more information, feel free to contact the Tourisme Gaspésie team at or by calling 1-800-463-0323.

To be in the loop, visit and plan your trip today! #gaspesiewinter

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