Situated in the Gaspe, in an exceptional natural milieu, right where the ocean and the mountains meet. Cap Aventure aims to be a privileged sea kayak intervening party in Quebec. Composed of a certified nature loving team, our associate Cap Aventure, counts on a solid and well established reputation for many years as a kayaker. Offers you two points of access to their activities; either by the famous Cap-aux-Os beach or the other one at the Forillon National Park. A team of experts will have you discover one of the region’s most beautiful landscapes. Escape in a sea kayak for a few hours, observe the seals, and who knows, maybe a whale might appear on the horizon, or even near your craft.
Counting many years of experience, the present owner took over from his father. It is from the shore that he locates the biggest whales, right at daybreak; he then informs his captain, who heads in their direction to procure one of the most marvellous cruises for you, where the whales will undoubtedly be at the rendezvous.
At about 7 km from the entrance to the South sector of Forillon Park’s, is the principal axis for the whale cruise and kayak excursion departures. The Cap-aux-Os beach is additionally, a second option for the kayak excursion departures.
The presence of many wild roses on the cape, years ago, explains the origin of place’s name. An abundance of rose bushes still subsist in the village and along the natural accesses, letting their uniquely perfumed and spicy aromas escape, all summer long.
Lighthouse, National Historic Site
Erected in 1858, Cap-des-Rosiers Lighthouse is one of the tall beacons built by the Canadian Coast Guard. Canada’s tallest lighthouse, it soars 34.1 metres (112 feet) into the air. With white marble walls over 2.1 metres (7 feet) thick at the base and tapering to 0.9 metres (3 feet) at the top of the tower, it stands on a foundation rooted 2.4 metres (8 feet) deep in the soil. Its powerful light, perched 41.4 metres (136 feet) above the sea, has guided ships without fail since the lighthouse was built. It was classified a historical monument in 1977.
It is also from this lighthouse that an officer noticed in 1759; Wolfe’s fleet, and rushed to immediately send a courier towards Quebec.
This place, witness of an impressive amount of shipwrecks, one of which was the famous Carrick’s and which then gave birth to Cap-des-Rosiers’ largest ancestral descendants, is the doorway to Forillon Park’s entrance.
Come and climb to the top, just across the street of the Motel du Haut Phare.
The fisheries capital offers you a direct and authentic contact with the fishermen. Discover the fisheries story, from the first winkles on the shore up to today’s biotechnologies. Taste the freshly fished products from the sea.
The shingles manufacturer:
Visit the last steam mill in the Gaspe, with its shingle manufacturing installations. Economuseum, commonly called “Moulin des Plourde”, is where human ingenuity is enhanced.
Bardeau : 5, du Moulin
Bateau : 17, de la Langevin
Téléphones : 418-269-1212 ou 418-360-3631
The Culturel Center Le Griffon
This ancient refrigeration warehouse of Anse-au-Griffon, restored in 2000, houses a café serving the region’s flavours, the Café de l’Anse, an exhibition of the days of the fishermen’s co-operative. To each his or her grain of salt, a community access center to Internet, the aquarelle artist Claude Côté’s art workshop is a multifunctional room, with shows and activities during the summer season.
557 boul du Griffon, CP21
L’Anse-au-Griffon, Gaspé, Québec, Canada
The Copper Interpretation Centre
The « Centre d’interpretation du cuivre » (Copper Interpretation Center) is a non-profit organization. Its mission is to enhance the value of mining, metallurgical, Aeolian and social sectors of Murdochville.
345 route 198, Murdochville, Québec
Téléphone: (418) 784-3335 - 1 800 487-8601
Fax: (418) 784-2853
National historic site, Manoir Le Boutillier
The Bouthillier Manor ogle’s from the corner of the eye Anse-au-Griffon’s fishing haven from its five dormer windows. The gracious lines of its closely fit drip edges and the simplicity of its architecture blends it perfectly with the neighboring mountains of Forillon Park and with the sea nearby which sweeps the pebbled beach. In summer, the flowers of hundreds of rose bushes bloom to harmonize the orangey yellow ancestral house.
578, boulevard Griffon, C.P. 37, L’Anse-au-Griffon,
Gaspé, Québec, G4X 6A4.
Tél. : 418 892-5150 Téléc. : 418 892-5189
Gespeg’s Micmac interpretation site
Gespeg in the Micmac language means « the end of land ». It is here that the Micmac Indians chose as home in the 17th century. Today, the Micmac guides and monitors lead you to relive the traditions and ways of life of these first inhabitants.
You will dive into 1675 where you will vibrate to Mother Nature’s rhythm. You will learn how clothes, food, tools and the daily necessities take shape, inspired by the ingenuity and the availability of the environing natural resources.
783, boul. Pointe-Navarre
Gaspe, Québec, Canada
The “Musée de la Gaspésie” (Gaspe Museum) tells you about the Gaspe…The great journey! This permanent exhibition carries the visitor away into an astonishing « Tour of the Gaspe »! From the West to the East, from the sea to the mountains, from the origins to today, we explore the region, meeting the men and women who made the mould. Rediscovering the history of our grandiose and beautiful region of the Gaspe!
80 boulevard Gaspé
Gaspé, Québec, G4X 1A9
Téléphone: (418) 368-1534
Télécopieur: (418) 368-1535
Pointe-à-la-Renommée Historic Site
Repatriated from Quebec in 1997, this lighthouse now rests on the base of the first maritime-radio station in North America, installed by Marconi in 1904. A guided tour of the lighthouse and of the reconstructed building, of the W.T. (Wireless telegraph) will make you travel back in time. To know more about the means of communication at the beginning of the 20th century and on the history of this site, two exhibits are also proposed, such as «Marconi, radio and communications history» and «The space of a lifetime at Pointe-à-la-Renommée».
884, boul. de L'Anse-à-Valleau
Gaspé, Quebec, G4X 4A2.
Tél. et téléc. 418-269-3310
Canada entered officially into war against Germany on September 10, 1939. The echoes of armed conflict are felt right up to the Gaspe. Following the arrival of Japan beside the Axe forces and after the United States consented to join in the world conflict, Hitler sent his submarines, the famous U-Boats, on the North American coasts. In 1942, started the episodes of naval battles which went on silently in the gulf.
In the immediate, Canadians are not made aware of the presence of the enemies in Gaspesian waters. In fact, the government does everything to smother this news. The Gaspesians, are witness. Secretly, one day it’s a submarine which emerged to the surface between two fishermen’s barges in Cap-des-Rosiers; another time, it is a German spy who takes the train in Gaspe or a sailor with a German accent who buys provisions at the village store. In Saint Yvon, it is a torpedo that misses its target and explodes on the notches. In Cap-chat, it’s another torpedo which shatters to pieces all the windows of the village, when hitting the cliff. Each one has their little story!
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