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Site historique national du Banc-de-Pêche-de-Paspébiac. Photo: Mathieu Dupuis

Top 5 – Historic Places to Visit during the Fall in Gaspésie

Here are 5 places to visit this fall to discover the amazing history and rich culture of Gaspésie.

Musée de la Gaspésie
Photo: Musée de la Gaspésie

Musée de la Gaspésie, Gaspé

Throughout the year, the Musée de la Gaspésie showcases Gaspésie’s history and heritage. Come visit the permanent exhibition Gaspésie… A Grand Journey! You will be transported back in time and will discover the history of the Mi’kmaq, the arrival of Jacques Cartier, the salted/dried cod trade, and much more.

Site historique de la culture micmac de Gespeg
Micmac Interpretation Site of Gespeg. Photo: Marilou Levasseur

Micmac Interpretation Site of Gespeg, Gaspé

Gespeg: land’s end… Explore the world of the Mi’gmaq by visiting the Indigenous handicraft shop as well as a faithful reconstruction of a traditional 17th-century village with wigwams, fire rings, utilitarian objects and hunting traps. Awaken your senses and immerse yourself in tradition (drumming, chanting, bannock, etc.) inside the big wigwam, a space for meeting and communing with the ancestors. The site is open until October 10.

Site historique national du Banc-de-Pêche-de-Paspébiac
Paspébiac National Historic Site. Photo: Mathieu Dupuis

Paspébiac National Historic Site, Paspébiac

Relive the era of cod fishing at the Paspébiac National Historic Site! By the sea, walk on boardwalks and admire 11 buildings that will charm you with their architecture. Costumed characters with colourful accents will help you discover fishing, net mending, blacksmithing and coopery work, as well as maritime construction. Do not miss a stop at the L’Ancre restaurant to taste fish and seafood specialties. The site is open until September 19.

Musée acadien du Québec. Photo: Tourisme Gaspésie

Musée acadien du Québec, Bonaventure

Relating the epic of an extraordinary people, the museum will help you discover the rich cultural heritage of the Acadians who chose Québec as their home. Open year round, it presents permanent and temporary exhibitions. A Quebec Acadia will help you better understand the importance and the particularities of the Acadian presence in Québec. Did you know that more than a million Quebeckers are of Acadian origin? Perhaps you will discover, thanks to the Museum, that your family is also one of them!

Site patrimonial de pêche Matamajaw
Site patrimonial de pêche Matamajaw.Photo: Tourisme Gaspésie

Site patrimonial de pêche Matamajaw, Causpascal

Visit the Site patrimonial de pêche Matamajaw to learn more about the fascinating history of salmon fishing in this former club! The Matapédia and Causapscal have been renowned salmon rivers for over a century. Legend has it that the first sports fisherman to cast a line in the Causapscal River was Lord Mount Stephen, who purchased land along both of these rivers to establish a private fishing estate in 1873. In the early 20th century, a group of wealthy English Canadian and American businessmen acquired his estate and founded the Matamajaw Salmon Club. The site is open until September 26.

Want to discover Gaspésie’s astonishing history and rich culture this fall? Plan your stay at #gaspesieautumn

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