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Gaspésie–Îles-de-la-Madeleine

Quebec time 07 h 28
Drummondville 13°C

No matter the season, Gaspésie is stunning with vibrant landscapes, alive with activities, welcoming with people and history, enticing with seafood. Gaspésie is the premier destination in Quebec for sea, mountains, and rivers. It overflows with amazing things to do and no one leaves untouched by their experience here. It is a real-life, otherworldly, all-season playground. You’ll be immersed in cultural and historic experiences. Join in at the heart of organized or impromptu festivities in our microbreweries and treat yourself to local products, including our delectable fish and seafood. And of course, you will make the most of the legendary hospitality of the Gaspésien people, chatting with folks who are quick to smile and ready to welcome you with open arms.

  • Size: 20,272 km2
  • Main cities: Gaspé (15,040 inhabitants), les Îles-de-la-Madeleine (11,875 inhabitants), Chandler (7,359 inhabitants), Sainte-Anne-des-Monts (6,784 inhabitants), Carleton-sur-Mer (3,977 inhabitants)

 

For more information: Tourisme Gaspésie et Tourisme Îles-de-la-Madeleine

Top 5 regional activities

Economy

  • Agriculture, fisheries and food industry: lobster, northern shrimp and snow crab commercial fishing; milk, maple and cattle production
  • Bio-food industry: seafood products food processing
  • Tourism and logging industry, salt bed development
  • Niche of excellence: expertise in northern conditions for wind energy

 

For more information on the economy: Services Québec

Specifications

91 786 residents
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