418-368-7777
131, rue de la Reine, Gaspé
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418-368-7777
131, rue de la Reine, Gaspé

Conquest of Gaspe history

Package highlights

  • Visit to the Musee de la Gaspesie
  • Visit of the Manoir Leboutillier
  • Visit of the Birthplace of Canada
  • Visit of Fort Peninsula
  • Visit of the Micmac interpretation Site of Gespeg's
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Itinerary

Day 1 • En route, arrival in Gaspe

Take advantage of your arrival in Gaspe to soak up the magnificent landscapes that surround you. Visit a restaurant in the city center to savor the delights of the sea.

Day 2 • Gaspe

Start your stay with a visit to the Musee de la Gaspesie through various exhibitions that take you on an astonishing “tour of the Gaspesie”! From west to east, from sea to mountain, from its origins to today, we explore the region to meet the men and women who shaped it. You will also have the opportunity to see an authentic 60-foot cod fishing boat that allows you to go on board and have a virtual reality experience (360 degrees) to meet an authentic cod fisherman. A very unique experience! In addition, contemplate the Monument-to-Jacques-Cartier composed of 6 steles testifying to the meeting between two civilizations, European and First Nations. This work, inspired by the arrival of Jacques Cartier in 1534, presents characters, events and historical transcriptions. Then go to the Birthplace of Canada. This site offers a reconstruction of the heart of the village of Gaspe as it was in the 1900s. Walk between the heritage house, the seaplane base, the warehouse, the naval base, the general store, the souvenir shop and the tavern with refreshments. You will also find the famous reproduction of the Jacques Cartier cross there.

Day 3 • Gaspe

Conquer the Manoir Leboutillier and discover, with the guide-interpreters, the work of John Le Boutillier which spans nearly forty years and has a multitude of aspects. The guides, dressed in period costumes, are sure to immerse you in the heart of the fascinating history of John Le Boutillier and the development of the Gaspe Peninsula. A tea room next to an art craft shop accessible on site. On the way back, continue your tour by taking the winding path that connects Cap-des-Rosiers to Cap-aux-Os with breathtaking landscapes. Make a stop at Fort Peninsule, this site representing a moving vestige of the naval base of Gaspe, one of the main Canadian military posts of the Second World War. End your tour by living the Mi'gmaq experience in Gaspe! Located on a promontory on the north shore of Gaspe bay, leaning against the mountain and a stone's throw from the forest, the Micmac Interpretation Site of Gespeg allows you to discover the Nation from yesterday to today, the son of the Gaspe territory, its history and culture. You understand how the traditional and even contemporary way of life is intimately linked to water. People of the sea, the Micmac Nation has been alive for a thousand years!

Day 4 • En route, departure from Gaspe

Now is the time to hit the road back with your head full of unforgettable memories.

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This package includes

  • Accommodation for 3 nights in Gaspe
  • Entrance to the Musee de la Gaspesie
  • Entrance to Manoir Leboutillier
  • Entrance to the Birthplace of Canada
  • Entrance to Fort Peninsula
  • Entrance to the Micmac interpretation Site of Gespeg's

This package does not include

  • Transportation
  • Personal expenses
  • Meals
  • Travel insurance
  • Tips
  • Contribution to the OPC's Compensation Fund (CFCTA)
  • Taxes

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Additional nformation

List of hotel partners

  • Hotel Baker
  • Hotel Plante

Additional Notes

  • Package available from mid-June to mid-September
  • The package can be adapted according to customer requests
  • Package eligible for the 25% discount relating to the Explore Quebec program (until the budget is exhausted)


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