The Gaspe Peninsula (Gaspesie), is located on the eastern tip of the province of Quebec, north of New Brunswick. It is mostly a coastal region being surrounded by the St. Lawrence estuary and gulf as well as by the Bay of Chaleur. The Gaspe Peninsula is 560 km from Montreal and 340 km from Quebec City by road.
The coast region is located on the northwest side of the peninsula and is often referred to as the entrance of the Gaspesie region since it is the actual starting point for visitors coming from Montreal or Quebec City. It spreads along the St. Lawrence estuary and includes charming areas such as Mitis or Matanie. Leave Hwy 132 to get to various charming municipalities filled with historical houses.
La Malbaie was one of the first holiday resorts in Canada, attracting wealthy tourists including William-Howard Taft, former President of the United States. Located at the end of Highway 362, also known as the River Route, La Malbaie continues to welcome tourists to the Charlevoix region. Visitors can stroll the Chemin des Falaises to view the stately villas, some still homes, others having been converted into inns. Nearby parks and rivers offer hiking, kayaking, cycling and fishing opportunities.
La Baie, a small community at the western/upper end of the Saguenay Fjord, close to the town of Saguenay, is where you'll find one of the region's finest properties.