The Gaspé Peninsula

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On the eastern tip of Quebec, where the St Laurence flows into the Atlantic Ocean, is the treasure of the eastern seaboard: The Gaspésie (official name), or Gaspé Peninsula. 

This beautiful 30,000 square km peninsula is home to just under 100,000 people who generally farm, fish and log for work. Tourism is a growing segment of the economy and service-type industries are providing more and more jobs in the region. Several small towns dot the peninsula and it is this small-town, sparsely-populated feel that gives the Gaspe its charm. Enjoy this Canada Alive! tour!

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Traditional small French-Canadian towns dot the peninsula.

Traditional small French-Canadian towns dot the peninsula.

There are thousands of square kilometres of coastline.

There are thousands of square kilometres of coastline.

The interior of the peninsula is made up of the Laurentian Mountains.

The interior of the peninsula is made up of the Laurentian Mountains.

Mont Albert is the highest peak on in Gaspesie.

Mont Albert is the highest peak on in Gaspesie.

There are hundreds of miles of hiking trails and campgrounds spread out over several provincial parks and one national park.

There are hundreds of miles of hiking trails and campgrounds spread out over several provincial parks and one national park.

Life in the Gaspesie interior.

Life in the Gaspesie interior.

The Peninsula peters out to Maritime rock at the eastern end.

The Peninsula peters out to Maritime rock at the eastern end.

Perce Rock marks the end of the Gaspe Peninsula.

Perce Rock marks the end of the Gaspe Peninsula.

Another view of Perce Rock.

Another view of Perce Rock.

Atlantic wildlife, such as whales, are common sites along the Gaspe Peninsula.

Atlantic wildlife, such as whales, are common sights along the Gaspe Peninsula.

Atlantic Gannet colony on the Peninsula.

Atlantic Gannet colony on the Peninsula.

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