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Gaspesie National Park’s aim is to protect a representative sample of the natural environment of the Gaspésie massif and the exceptional elements found there. Over 150 species of bird are found here.

Arctic-alpine plants and tundra landscapes form a habitat for a herd of woodland caribou, the last representatives of this species south of the Saint-Laurent.

A hiking hotspot, this national park provides access to an extraordinary mountain environment in the heart of the Gaspé Peninsula: the Chic-Chocs and McGerrigle Mountains cross the park and among them, Mont Jacques Cartier is the second highest peak in Québec (1,268 metres). The Chic-Chocs are well known among outdoor enthusiasts for their breathtaking scenery. One of the best ways to discover them is to participate in the discovery activities on offer – through the interpretation of natural and cultural heritage, you’ll learn more about the park and the importance of protecting it. Among the treasures you can learn about are: the tundra landscapes of Mont Jacques-Cartier and the caribou that are seen there, the unique Mont Albert and its unusual morphology, and the spectacular glacial cirque of Lac aux Américains.

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Key info

  • Ideal for viewing: great horned owl, moose, caribou, grey fox, striped skunk
  • Where: Québec, Canada

Wildlife trips

This wildlife location is featured in the following itinerary:

Wilderness Quebec

This self-drive family adventure, staying in hotels, cabins and comfortable Huttopia tents with all facilities, is designed to reveal the best of outdoor Québec and its wildlife. Driving at your own pace, there’s a chance to see all the region’s iconic mammals – whales, black bear, moose and caribou.

  • When to go: Jun-Sep
  • Duration inc. flights: 15 days
  • Price inc. flights: From £3,395 pp
  • Trip type: Tailor-made trip idea