01 – Gaspésie – Iles-de-la-Madeleine

General Information:

Sea and mountain landscape offered in the Gaspé is unique in Quebec. Pristine scenery and numerous easily accessible services—including lodging, snowmobile facilities and gas stations—ensure that your snowmobile vacation will be a success! Iles de la Madeleine landscape is composed of islands, and dunes which link together and extend out of sight. When you disembark on the island you feel you have changed countries, soft shapes, a harmony of colour and a freshness that seduces the visitor.

Practical Information:

  • Regional network:
    Gaspésie : 17 clubs (3 089 Km of trails)
    Îles de la Madeleine : 1 club (138 Km of trails)
  • Regional network:
    Trans-Québec 5 : Tour of the Gaspé peninsula
    597 : Grande Rivière to Anse Pleureuse, via Murdochville
    595: New Richmond to Saint-Paulin
    599: Grand Ruisseau to Cap Gridley (Îles de la Madeleine)
  • Accommodation accessible from the trail:
    Gaspé: Numerous amenities all along the trails
    Îles de la Madeleine: Not available
  • Snow conditions:
    Gaspé: by the end of December until mid-April
    Îles de la Madeleine: by the end of December until mid-March

Location:

Gaspe: On the South Shore of the Saint-Lawrence river, East of Quebec City served mainly by Highway 132. Îles de la Madeleine : The Îles de la Madeleine archipelago is located in the heart of the Gulf of St-Lawrence, 215 kilometres from Gaspé. The islands form a crescent, stretching 65 km in a Southwest /Northeast orientation. The « Madelinots » live on Atlantic time, that is, one hour later than the rest of Quebec. Access by automobile is from Souris (Prince Edward Island) to Cap aux meules, about a five hour ferry ride.

Principal cities of Gaspe: Mont-Joli – Matane – Amqui – Sainte-Anne-des-Monts – Rivière-au-Renard – Gaspé – Percé – Grande-Rivière – Chandler – Paspébiac – Bonaventure – New-Richmond – Carleton

Principal cities of the Iles-de-la-Madeleine: Cap aux Meules – Havre Aubert – Grand Ruisseau – Étang du Nord – Havre aux Maisons – Grosse île

Attractions:

  • Percé Rock (Trans-Quebec trail 5)
  • Mont-Saint-Pierre Cliffs (Trans-Quebec trail 5)
  • Matane Wildlife Reserve (trail 595)
  • Murdochville wind mills (trail 597)
  • Watch the seals on the ice floes in February (Îles de la Madeleine)

From the region:

  • Bas-Saint-Laurent to the West (Trans-Quebec trail 5)
  • Cote-Nord (Take the ferry at Matane)
  • New-Brunswick (Trans-Quebec trails 5 and NB 22)

Links:

1020, boul. Jacques-Cartier, Mont-Joli (Qc) G5H 0B1

Phone : 418 775-2223
1 800 463-0323
Fax : 418 775-2234

128, Chemin Principal, Cap-Aux-Meules (Qc) G4T 1C5

Phone : 418 986-2245
Fax : 418 986-2327

Secure hotels

Adams Motel & Restaurant, Gaspé

Phone: 418 368-2244
Toll Free: 1 800 463-4242