It's in Gaspé that Jacques Cartier put its cross in 1534, thus turning the city into the birthplace of Canada. If you are interested in fishing, you can join the 1,500  salmon fishermen who gather on the York, Dartmouth and Saint-Jean rivers each year. Gaspé abounds with restaurants, has two marinas, one airport and 450  campgrounds. In fall, it is possible to go on a cruise and in winter, you can go ice fishing, snowmobiling and dog sledding.
The Musée de la Gaspésie et monument à Jacques Cartier proposes the exhibition “Jacques Cartier, la découverte d'un Nouveau Monde”, which is the largest exhibition ever presented about the voyages of this explorer. On the site, you will find a church that houses several works of art and the grave of the founder Father Jean-Marie Watier, which is located in the Souvenir chapel. In the outdoor gardens, you will find a replica of the Lourdes grotto, as well as a calvary, an outdoor altar, a statue of the Archangel Michael and seven stations of the Chemin des douleurs de Marie. To learn more about the Micmac Amerindians that lived in the peninsula 2,500  years ago, visit the Site d'interprétation de la culture Micmac de Gespeg. Micmac guides and educators will make you discover the everyday life like it was back in 1675.