Outdoor Adventures in Gaspesie
Outdoor Adventures in Gaspesie

Outdoor Adventures in Gaspesie

8 days

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Discover the mountains, valleys, and coastline of Quebec on a hiking adventure

The Outdoor Adventures in Gaspésie tour is an exciting, guided tour of the incredible Gaspé Peninsula. Spend your days hiking and paddling in the varied landscapes of Quebec, discovering charming seaside towns, beautiful mountains, and pristine wilderness as you travel from Quebec City to the mouth of the St Lawrence River.

This tour includes scenic and challenging day hikes, including the Mount Jacques-Cartier traverse, the Mount Albert Plateau, and the Mount Vallière ridge. In between hikes you’ll enjoy sampling the local cuisine or cooking dinner over the open fire at camp. Towards the end of the trip, you’ll give your hiking legs a rest and explore the Patapedia and Restigouche rivers by canoe. This tour is the perfect way to discover the amazing natural beauty of Quebec.

Highlights of the Outdoor Adventures in Gaspesie

Discover marine ecosystems, beautiful forests, and the alpine landscapes of the Gaspé peninsula.
Hike the alpine plateaus of the Chic-Chocs on exciting full-day hikes in the mountains.
Look for native wildlife such as seals, moose, caribou, and even whales!
Camp in some of the most scenic locations in Quebec

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From $1,895USD
8 days
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Outdoor Adventures in Gaspésie Itinerary

Day 1 Travel to Bic National Park

Meet your guide and group at 8:00 am for a short welcome meeting before you begin the journey to Bic National Park. It’s about a 3-hour drive, but the incredible shores of the Saint-Lawrence are worth the trip.

You’ll go on a hike to explore the coves and inlets of the coast, which are the home to the playful harbour and gray seals.
Overnight Location: Hotel near Bic National Park
Distance: 3 hours, 8.7km
Meals: Lunch, dinner

Day 2 Hiking in the Chic-Choc

After breakfast, you’ll travel into the Chi-Choc Mountains of Gaspesie National Park. You’ll be treated to a delicious lunch featuring fresh local seafood so you can fuel up for your afternoon hike. You’ll be walking to the top of the Weeping Inlet Mountain for an incredible view over the Saint-Lawrence and the charming villages below.

Tonight, you’ll set up camp in the national park.
Overnight Location: Camping in Gaspesie National Park
Distance: 3 hours, 10km, 400m of elevation gain
Meals: Breakfast, lunch, dinner

Day 3 Mount Jacques-Cartier Trek

Your hike begins early today, as you’ll be traversing Mt Jacques-Cartier to the Lake of the Americans. This 17km trail will bring you up onto the exposed alpine plateaus as you hike the east face of Mont Jacques-Cartier. Along today’s epic trek you’ll cross to Mount Comte and Mount Xalibu before you descend to the Lake of the Americans.
Overnight Location: Camping in Gaspesie
Distance: 5 hours, 17km, 500m of elevation gain
Meals: Breakfast, lunch, dinner

Day 4 Mount Vallière-de-Saint-Real Ridge Hike

Today you’ll be heading to Mount Vallière for a beautiful hike with stunning views along the ridgeline of the mountain. Most of the hike is out in the open as you’re hiking in unprotected alpine areas, so make sure to dress so that you’re prepared for the wind and weather changes.

Tonight, you’ll be camping in a ready-to-camp wilderness hut.
Overnight Location: Camping in Gaspésie
Distance: 4-5 hours, 12km, 535m of elevation gain
Meals: Breakfast, lunch, dinner

Day 5 Hike to the Mount Albert Plateau

You have another big, beautiful hike in store for you today! To reach the Mount Albert Plateau you’ll have to hike up over 300 meters before the terrain levels out. Then you’ll cross this enormous alpine plateau while climbing over exposed roots and boulders. Be sure to keep an eye open for caribou and unique rock formations along your hike.
Overnight Location: Camping in Gaspésie
Distance: 5 hours, 17km, 535m of elevation gain
Meals: Breakfast, lunch, dinner

Day 6 Explore the Cascapedia Riverside

Your journey today will be along the Cascapedia River as it runs towards the sea. You’ll stop for a short hike that follows the river to the village of Maria. Enjoy a delicious lunch at a local microbrewery in Carleton.

In the afternoon you can choose to take an optional sailing excursion that explores the beautiful Chaleur Bay.
Overnight Location: Hotel in Carleton
Distance: 1 hours, 3km, 50m of elevation gain
Meals: Breakfast, lunch

Day 7 Explore Carleton

Spend today exploring this beautiful area, visiting the seaside shops or take one of the many hikes that explore the coast. You have the evening free to discover the local nightlife.
Overnight Location: Hotel in Carlton
Distance: None
Meals: Breakfast, lunch

Day 8 Canoe Trip Extension

Today, after the breakfast, you’ll head back to Quebec City to conclude your tour.
Overnight Location: None
Distance: None
Meals: Breakfast

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Outdoor Adventures in Gaspésie Price and Dates

This guided outdoor adventure tour in Quebec is run as a fixed-departure tour and the price depends on whether you take the longer paddling departure or not.

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Accommodation on the Outdoor Adventures in Gaspésie Tour

This tour is mostly based in camping accommodations. You’ll be staying in a mix of wilderness sites and ready-to-camp locations. Your tent and camping supplies are provided for you. There are few nights where you’ll be staying at small hotels or local inns in between your camping nights.

In some cases, the accommodation listed below may need to be substituted for other comparable accommodations.

Single Rooms and Solo Travellers
Rooms are double occupancy. You can pay a supplement to have a private room in a hotel where possible (please inquire for the pricing). Solo travellers may be required to pay a supplement.

Hotels on Standard Tour

Night 1

Hotel near Bic National Park

Spend the night in nature while you camp in the beautiful Quebec wilderness. Your guides will be there to assist with set-up and cooking.

Night 2

Camping in Gaspesie National Park

Spend the night in nature while you camp in the beautiful Quebec wilderness. Your guides will be there to assist with set-up and cooking.

Night 3-5

Camping facilities in Gaspesie National Park

Discover Quebec's ready-to-camp facilities, permanent structures that provide a comfortable camping experience. Accommodations are triple occupancy.

Night 6-7

Hotel in Carleton

Enjoy local hospitality at a comfortable, basic hotel in town. You'll be close to restaurants and amenities so you can easily explore.

What’s Included in the Outdoor Adventures in Gaspésie Tour?

Meals

7 breakfasts, 7 picnic lunches, and 5 dinners are included.

Accommodations

Accommodations for 7 nights on the standard tour or 10 nights on the paddling extension tour are included. Accommodations before and after the tour in Quebec City are not included but can be added as a supplement.

Transportation during the Tour

Transportation for you and your luggage is included throughout the tour. Airport transfers are not included.

Also Included

  • English speaking guide
  • National and provincial park entrance fees
  • Camping and cooking equipment
  • First aid kit and emergency communication device
  • FICAV contribution

Not included

  • Flights
  • Meals, drinks, or snacks not previously mentioned
  • Pre and post-tour hotel nights
  • Sleeping bag, pillow, and towel
  • Optional activities
  • Gratuities for tour guides or other staff if desired
  • Travel insurance
  • Airport transfers
  • GST (5%) and QST (9,975%)

Optional Extras

  • Additional nights before or after the tour
  • Single occupancy upgrades
  • Chaleur Bay optional sailing excursion

Frequently Asked Questions about Outdoor Adventures in Gaspesie

The origins of Windigo date back over four hundred years to the hunt for the Northwest Passage. Sir Martin Frobisher was a principal figure in these early adventures, making several trips to the Arctic. While he didn’t find the Passage, he did bestow his name on today’s Frobisher Bay, where Iqaluit meets the sea. Little did Martin know that his descendent Charles Frobisher would start an adventure travel company many centuries later!

Since 1996, Windigo has been operating group adventure tours throughout North America. They’re proud to show off the very best of this magnificent land, from its highest snow-capped peaks to its longest roaring rivers and everything in between. A team of expert guides bring unrivalled passion to each and every adventure. Traveling with Windigo provides memories for a lifetime!

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Is this tour for me?

We rate this tour as a 4/5. This tour requires you to be in good enough shape to be able to comfortably hike between 4 to 9 hours each day at varying altitudes. You will also be participating in the camp set-up and tear-down, as well as share cooking responsibilities.

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