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Gaspe Peninsula, Gaspesie Region
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The Gaspésie, or Gaspé Peninsula, the Gaspé or Gaspesia, is a peninsula along the south shore of the Saint Lawrence River to the east of the Matapédia Valley in Quebec, Canada, that extends into the Gulf of Saint Lawrence. It is separated from New Brunswick on its southern side by the Baie des Chaleurs and the Restigouche River.The origin of the name "Gaspé" comes from the Mi'kmaq word gespe'g, meaning "end", referring to the end of the land. A Basque linguist has instead suggested "Gaspé" comes from a mutation of the Basque word "geizpe", meaning "shelter", but that view has been debated.The area of the Gaspé Peninsula is slightly above that of Belgium, at. The population is 140,599 as of the 2011 census.LandscapeSea cliffs dominate the peninsula's northern shore along the St. Lawrence River. Cap Gaspé, jutting into the Gulf of St. Lawrence, is the easternmost point of the peninsula. Percé Rock (or Rocher Percé), an island pierced by a natural arch, is located just offshore of the peninsula's eastern end. The peninsula's interior is rugged, being a northward continuation of the Appalachian Mountains called the Chic-Chocs, with Mont Jacques-Cartier at 1268m the peninisula's highest peak.
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  • What do you want, over the past decades, I traveled the world without finding another place so full of beauty, good food and great experiences. At each visit, I make another discovery of a corner of the Gaspé which I didn't know. This year, it was the beach at bench-corner and the "fork/Fork in the Road" food truck in Shigawake. Visit the Gaspé Peninsula you same and discover its hidden treasures!
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  • Ship tourism is a major source of revenue for this small locale. If you're in the area it is a pleasant stop. The cathedral is unique as it is all made of wood. Some other old houses remain from mid-1...  more »
  • Positive experiences The drive was was tremendous. It is so unique and different. Friendly people. Be adventurous! You do not need to take the entire perimeter loop . We went half way 3 hours and turn...  more »