Gaspe Peninsula, Gaspesie Region
Categories: Geologic Formations, Nature & Parks
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.Plan to see Gaspe Peninsula and other attractions that appeal to you using our La Martre vacation route planner.
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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... read more »
With the golds, oranges and occasional reds, the farms, the immaculate roadside homes and yards and of course, Perce, 3 days or more driving around the peninsula are so very worthwhile.
Tuvimos que tomar un tour para que nos lleven a este pueblo a orilla del mar dond ehay una famos piedra que sobresale hacial el mar. El pasiaje muy lindo ,y la casaa antiguas hacen de este pueblo casi... read more »We had to take a tour that lead us to this village on the edge of the sea where there a famos stone protruding arround the sea. The beautiful landscape, and the casaa ancient make this almost ghost town a unique visitshow original
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