Barachois de Malbaie, Gaspésie (Photo by Photopleinciel)

Barachois de Malbaie, Gaspésie (Photo by Photopleinciel)

Gaspé Peninsula

The Malbaie Salt Marsh

Lagoons as far as the eye can see (TRAIL)

Malbaie Salt Marsh, Gaspé Peninsula, QC (Photo by NCC)

Malbaie Salt Marsh, Gaspé Peninsula, QC (Photo by NCC)

With its lagoon measuring more than 10 square kilometres and its six-kilometre-long sandbar, the Malbaie salt marsh is world-famous for its ecological richness. Bring your binoculars and come meet an interpretive guide at the Barachois Information Centre at Coin-du-Banc (entrance via the Rue de la plage) opened from the end of June until mid-September.
For more information : barachoismalbaie@hotmail.com or on Facebook (in French).

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See below for directions

 

Point St.Peter

A vital habitat for thousands of birds and part of our unique historical heritage (LOOKOUT)

Point St. Peter, Gaspé Peninsula, QC (Photo by NCC)

Point St. Peter, Gaspé Peninsula, QC (Photo by NCC)

Located halfway between the towns of Gaspé and Percé, Point St.Peter has been designated as an Important Bird Area (IBA), due to the to high concentrations of bird species found here. From October to April, visitors can observe gatherings of diving and sea ducks such as long-tailed duck, common eider and Barrow’s goldeneye. Another must-see is the LeGros House, with its traditional Loyalist style and Victorian accents that testify to the Jersey history on the Gaspé coast. Dating from the end of the 19th century, this house is renowned for its unparalleled historical cachet.

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The site is always accessible from the the pointe Saint-Pierre route, in the village of Saint-Georges-de-Malbaie.

See below for directions

 

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