Scenic Surprise

Breathtaking views abound in Gaspé, a colorful harbor town.

Cliff Hanger

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Cliff Hanger

This knife-edge cliff on Percé makes for the spectacular scenery of Gaspé Peninsula, which fittingly gets its name from the Micmac word "gespeg," meaning "land's end."

Standing Strong

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Standing Strong

Cap des Rosiers Lighthouse, Canada's tallest (112 feet), has stood near the tip of the Gaspé Peninsula since 1858.

A Gannet Gathering

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A Gannet Gathering

Each summer the world's second largest colony of northern gannets crowds into Bonaventure Provincial Park. These huge birds have 6-foot wingspans.

Harborside

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Harborside

While Sainte-Thérèse-de-Gaspé harbor is still home to workboats, today, entrepreneurs offer whale watching, lobster eating, kayaking with seals, and all manner of other modern coastal delights.

A Light in the Dark

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A Light in the Dark

La Martre Lighthouse sits on a steep hill in the village of La Martre, on the north side of the Gaspé Peninsula. Still operated by weights and cables, it's the only nonautomated lighthouse in Quebec.

On the Rocks

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On the Rocks

Rocher Percé, French for "pierced rock," and one of the most unlikely tourist hot spots in Canada, looms as a constant presence just offshore from Gaspé Peninsula's town of Percé.

Rugged Beauty

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Rugged Beauty

This rocky coastline in Forillon National Park, on the tip of Gaspé Peninsula, was once the site of a fishing village. During warmer months, brilliant green vegetation softens the craggy outlines of the peninsula and the town of Perc.

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