Breathtaking views abound in Gaspé, a colorful harbor town.
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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."
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Cap des Rosiers Lighthouse, Canada's tallest (112 feet), has stood
near the tip of the Gaspé Peninsula since 1858.
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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
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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
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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.
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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.
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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.