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Parc national de la Gaspésie. Photo: CHOK Images

Top 5 – Fall Activities in Gaspésie

Here are 5 activities that will inspire all outdoor enthusiasts to head for Gaspésie this fall.


With more than 25 peaks over 1,000 m, hundreds of kilometres of trails, and hikes of all caliber, Gaspésie is a destination of choice for hiking enthusiasts. There are opportunities to observe moose, caribou, and a multitude of small animals. Whether on the sea, lakes or rivers, magnificent views adorned with autumn colours await you.

Whales. Photo: Marc Debain

Sea Excursion

Autumn is known as the season for whales. Although they can be observed throughout the summer, you can be certain to see more whales from August onwards.  Blue whale, minke whale, common dolphin, right whale, and basking shark can often be observed in this season, not to mention the many harbour seals. By boat or zodiac, depart from Percé and Gaspé to meet these giants of the seas.

Canot avec Nature Aventure
Canoeing with Nature Aventure. Photo: CHOK Images

Canoeing, kayaking and paddle board

For the canoeing and kayaking enthusiasts, Gaspésie is full of rivers. Renowned for their clear waters, they allow access to waterfalls and mountain crossings for a day or longer canoe-camping trip. Several companies also offer sea kayak trips to meet seals, or to observe the sunset or the famous Percé Rock. In addition, paddle surfing will also allow you to enjoy the bays of Gaspésie.

Vue du Ciel
Photo: Vue du Ciel

Paragliding and hang-gliding

What better way to enjoy the spectacular view than to move like birds in the air? To paraglide or hang-glide from Mont Saint-Pierre are two ways to fly without risking anything.

Quad dans la Vallée de La Matapédia
Quad dans la Vallée de La Matapédia. Photo : CHOK Images

Quad and Jeep

If you prefer to enjoy the great outdoors in a motorized vehicle, an quad excursion is highly recommended. The Matapédia Valley is renowned for its magnificent trails providing access to lookouts, waterfalls, and covered bridges. Rentals, guided and self-guided tours are offered.

It is also possible to explore the hinterland by jeep with Extrême Chic-Chocs Safari. Enjoy a wonderful excursion to see the Chic-Chocs in a unique way.

For all your interests, a multitude of activities are offered in the fall in Gaspésie. Plan your trip in Gaspésie now at #gaspesieautumn

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  1. Marnie Ferguson 26 September 2021 at 18 h 39 min

    We are enroute to the Gaspesie from Ontario and have proof of double Covid 19 vaccination from Ontario with identification. Will we be able to eat ar indoor restaurants. Ontario has yet to produce a QRCode.

    1. Tourisme Gaspésie 27 September 2021 at 14 h 41 min

      People traveling to Quebec must present proof of identity with photo and proof, provided by their country or Canadian province, that they have received two doses of a vaccine recognized among the following: Pfizer – Moderna – AstraZeneca – Covishield -Janssen (requires only one dose).

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