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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. GaspésieEnjoy spectacular sea and mountain scenery as far as the eye can see! Recognized by National Geographic Traveler as one of Canada’s 50 Places of a Lifetime, Gaspésie gives you the opportunity to discover four national parks; famous Percé Rock; the world’s most accessible northern gannet colony; a UNESCO World Heritage Site; moose; summits over 1000 metres (3300 feet); lighthouses; Chaleur Bay, one of the most beautiful bays in the world; remarkable historic sites and much more. Saguenay Fjord National Park (French:parc national du Fjord-du-Saguenay ) is a national park located in Quebec, Canada.[1] Located in the regions of Saguenay–Lac-Saint-Jean, Charlevoix, Côte-Nord, and Bas-Saint-Laurent, the park is situated along the eastern end of the Saguenay River and adjoins the Saguenay–St. Lawrence Marine Park for over 100 km (60 mi.) Day 1 6.14 Reservation Information (WRSA-XHEHJ) Merci de votre confiance en reservant avec Auberge Jeunesse a LouLou's Hostel. Car Rental pick up Costco Canada Québec City sits on the Saint Lawrence River in Canada's mostly French-speaking Québec province. Dating to 1608, it has a fortified colonial core, Vieux-Québec and Place Royale, with stone buildings and narrow streets. This area is the site of the towering Château Frontenac Hotel and imposing Citadelle of Québec. The Petit Champlain district’s cobblestone streets are lined with bistros and boutiques. http://www.alltrails.com/trail/canada/quebec/les-loups Day 2 6.15 Jacques-Cartier National Park (French: Parc national de la Jacques-Cartier) is a provincial park located 50 kilometres (31 mi) north of Quebec City. The park aims to protect wildlife in the Laurentian massif. It lies within the Eastern forest-boreal transition ecoregion. Saguenay Fjord National Park (French:parc national du Fjord-du-Saguenay ) is a national park located in Quebec, Canada.[1] Located in the regions of Saguenay–Lac-Saint-Jean, Charlevoix, Côte-Nord, and Bas-Saint-Laurent, the park is situated along the eastern end of the Saguenay River and adjoins the Saguenay–St. Lawrence Marine Park for over 100 km (60 mi.) Day 3 6.16 Tadoussac... the gateway to the Côte-Nord region is a popular tourist destination, located at the junction of the Saguenay-Lac-Saint-Jean and Charlevoix. Tadoussac Bay is recognized to be among the most beautiful bays in the world. As for the Tadoussac village, it is a member of the Association of the most beautiful villages of Quebec. Day 4 6.17 Ferry Poised on the St. Lawrence estuary at the gateway to Gaspésie, Matane boasts an outstanding location. Its name originates in a Mi’kmaq word for “beaver pond,” so it’s no surprise to learn that Matane is a nature destination par excellence. Discover a vibrant human-scale downtown whose array of sites and services make it the most attractive city in the eastern Québec. You’ll also be charmed by the legendary hospitality of the people of this region that’s by turns urban, rural, industrial and historic—but above all, maritime. Day 5 6.18 Nestled in a hidden cove, Sainte-Anne-des-Monts well illustrates the union between the sea and the mountains and proudly opens the doors to the Parc national de la Gaspésie. Take 1st Avenue, running along the River for more than 8 km, to immerse yourself in the culture of Sainte-Anne-des-Monts. Day 6 6.19 Cap-aux-Os Beach Percé Day 7 6.20 Percé As soon as you set foot in Percé, you will fall in love with this charming village. You will first be awed by the sight of Percé Rock and Bonaventure Island, just off the coast. You will then be swept up in the bustle of activities in the village, where boutiques, studios, restaurants and cafés beckon with their colourful facades and friendly staff. The Percé area is also ideal for hiking, bird watching, sea kayaking and many other outdoor activities. Visit the Percé UNESCO Global Geopark where you can admire a view of Percé from a glass platform suspended 200 metres (660 feet) above the ground. An excursion to Bonaventure Island is obviously a must: this is your chance to visit the most accessible northern gannet colony in the world! In addition, several different species of whales can be observed during sea excursions along the Gaspésie coast. Day 8 6.21 New Richmond New Richmond is an incorporated municipality in Quebec, Canada, situated on the southern coast of the Gaspé Peninsula between the municipalities of Maria and Caplan. Carleton-sur-Mer Carleton-sur-Mer is the fifth largest town of the Gaspésie's south shore, in southeastern Quebec, Canada, located on Route 132, along the Baie des Chaleurs. Day 9 6.22 Amqui is a town in eastern Quebec, Canada, at the base of the Gaspé peninsula in Bas-Saint-Laurent. Located at the confluence of the Humqui and Matapédia Rivers, it is the seat of La Matapédia Regional County Municipality. Day 10 6.23 Situated on the banks of the St. Lawrence River, the new City of Rimouski combines the old cities of Rimouski and Pointe-au-Père, the village of Rimouski-Est, the municipalitys of Bic, of Mont-Lebel, and the parishes of Sainte-Blandine and Sainte-Odile-sur-Rimouski. Together, they form a major urban center in the Bas-Saint-Laurent administrative region. The city is home to nearly fifty thousand permanent residents and five thousand three hundred (5,300) students who come here to pursue quality higher education.. Day 11 6.24 Rivière-du-Loup is a small city on the south shore of the Saint Lawrence River in Quebec. The city is the seat for the Rivière-du-Loup Regional County Municipality and the judicial district of Kamouraska. Kamouraska is a municipality on the south shore of the Saint Lawrence River in the Bas-Saint-Laurent region of Quebec, Canada. It is part of the Regional County Municipality of Kamouraska. Day 12 6.25 La Pocatière is located in the Bas-Saint-Laurent tourist region, about 366 km from Montréal and 140 km from Québec. To plan your next getaway in La Pocatière, consult the Attractions, Events and Accommodations directories. To learn more about this municipality, you can also consult Tourisme Bas-Saint-Laurent's website. Day 13 6.26 Saint-Jean-Port-Joli is a village in the Regional County Municipality of L'Islet within the Chaudière-Appalaches region of Quebec, Canada. It is located on the south shore of the Saint Lawrence River and is the county seat. Auberge Day 14 6.27 Return car 11am Depart to Boston WE 3515 2pm

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