Touring Quebec’s Gaspesie & North Shore

After years of wondering what exactly is up there, we are finally getting the time and space to explore the Gaspé Peninsula and Quebec’s North Shore sponsored by Tourism Quebec.

Living in New Brunswick for the early part of my childhood and spending at least a month at home every year since, I’ve always wondered about the Gaspé. I guess it’s sort of like being from the US and wondering about Canada. You know there is something special up there, you hear stories, you see photos, but you haven’t had the chance to get there yourself.

We’ll be driving up from Bathurst and spending a night in Gaspé. Then back on the road to Matane for another night and early morning boarding of the ferry to Baie Comeau.

Then we’ll be exploring the North Shore. Another “up there” area, since my years of driving along the St. Lawrence have never included the North Shore of the St. Lawrence. Until now!

The folks at Tourism QuebecQuebec Maritime and Charlevoix Tourism have pulled together a loose itinerary for us which is great because it has left lots of room for exploration, photos and tasting opportunities.

Gerry discovered Pit Caribou, a Gaspesienne beer, at a depannuer on the way down and I expect we’ll be having some more of that!

But we’re always looking for more things to experience and share.

Do you have any favourites in Gaspesie or the North Shore? Great experiences, flavours, must-see stops? We’d love to hear about them.

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Note: this post part of Lex Go Further – Quebec’s Gaspesie & North Shore Tour sponsored by Tourism Quebec.  If you want to know more about what trouble I get into, you can read my disclosure statement here.

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