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Penouille. Photo: Mathieu Dupuis

Visiting Gaspésie with Your Dog

Visitors often wonder whether dogs are allowed in accommodation establishments or tourist attractions in Gaspésie. This blog post will help you plan your stay in our region with your furry companion.

First, consult the Website, which lists various accommodation options: hotels, B&Bs, cottages, campgrounds, etc. Those that are pet-friendly will include a dog pictogram, as pictured below. (If you don’t see this pictogram, pets are not allowed.)

Over 38 beaches, including 3 that are supervised, and over 32 hiking trails are accessible to dogs.

Photo: Tourisme Gaspésie

Two national parks allow dogs on leashes: Forillon National Park and, more recently, Parc national de la Gaspésie. In the latter case, dogs are allowed in certain areas only, which are clearly delineated to avoid any confusion. The authorized sites are the Lucarne and Chute-Sainte-Anne trails, the De la Rivière campground and the De la Vallée RV area. Wildlife reserves generally allow dogs except inside camps and in areas with signs forbidding their presence.

If you are travelling with your pet, please note that not all attractions are pet friendly. In addition, note that most of the attractions listed below require your pet to be on a leash.

Places you can visit with your dog:

Penouille. Photo: Mathieu Dupuis

Fishing on the wharves does not require a fishing licence and your furry friends are welcome!

In addition, if you are travelling with your dog and want to visit sites that are not pet-friendly, you will be happy to know that several local kennels offer you the option of boarding your pet during your absence. Visit our tourist information offices for more information about these companies, which are located throughout the Gaspé Peninsula. We will be happy to help you find one that suits you!

Enjoy discovering Gaspésie with your dog! To make sure you savour every moment, plan your stay at! #gaspesie

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  1. Bianca 21 July 2020 at 2 h 57 min

    It says over 25 beaches allow dogs, is there a place I can find this list? Thank you

    1. Tourisme Gaspésie 21 July 2020 at 9 h 25 min

      Hello, you will find all the beaches here: When dogs are accepted, there is the Pet friendly icon.

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