Auberge Internationale Forillon
2095 Boulevard, Gaspe, G4X 6L7, Canada
More about Gaspé
A little (but still large) moose in our path.
Mont Jaques Cartier campground
Moonlight, before the aurora borealis
A warm summer afternoon at the tip of Quebec
I would like to know the best way to get to Gaspe from Boston taking the least amount of time.
Re: Best route
If you are driving you can make it from Boston in about 15 hours. The only faster way would be to fly but that would be over $1000 pp ($1300-1400 US) involve three flights, and it would still take at least 6-7 hours. You could fly to China for less ( Toronto - Beijing $937 CAD)
Train and buses would take longer as there is no direct route and you would not have your own car in Gaspesie to sightsee. The fastest cost effective way to get from Boston to Gaspe would be to drive your own car. If you don't drive there are bus and train options that might take longer but be cheaper than flying.
If you are interested in the train there is an overnight 18 hour train between Montreal - Gaspe. With sleeper cars this can cost $800-900 CAD not including the transport from Boston - Montreal. As there is no direct train service between Boston - Montreal a Greyhound bus would be faster and cheaper.
The bus for both legs would be cheaper as there are Quebec bus companies that do the Montreal to Gaspe route for about $125 CAD one way. Boston - Montreal should be under $100.
If you have a car and at least one companion to share costs then about two days or driving and gas, and a night on the road would be the fastest cost effective transportation.
Re: Best route
I checked again and if you book flights a month in advance or so you can get from Boston to Gaspe for about $500-600 with about two or three flights each way. However last minute you do get fares such as I stated above. Bad search previously.
Travel Tips for Gaspé
Our driving route around Gaspé Peninsula
We knew we were going to have a busy June, so I had been watching the weather for a sunny spell in late-May where we could slip in a quick 6-day driving trip to the tip of the Gaspé peninsula. Once things looked promising, we drove up from Fredericton in southwest New Brunswick, through intermittent rain showers and even some snow flurries, taking about 4 hours to cover the 400 km to Highway 132 along the south coast. Another 100 km found us at our first B&B in New Richmond, where the forecast sunshine caught up with us for the remainder of our trip! The forecast was correct, providing us with sunny skies for our actual explorations, with temperatures rising day by day from about 12 C to 26 C by the end of our expedition. Leaving New Richmond, we immediately headed cross-country up the Cascapedia River valley where we also explored the snow-capped central mountainous area of the Chic Chocs in Gaspésie provincial park, before finally stopping in Ste.-Anne-des-Monts. The weather was fantastic as we continued the next day along the north coast on the very scenic highway sandwiched between vertical cliffs and the St. Lawrence River. Things were working out perfectly as we reached Forillon National Park at the tip of the peninsula with 1000 km on the clock by the end of our 3rd day. This was our main destination where we spent the next two nights as we hiked and explored the mountains and cliffs of the Park. Rounding the tip, we then spent one final night in the nearby town of Percé, site of the famous Rocher Percé (Pierced Rock) landmark. Our sixth day was spent cruising along the much more heavily settled Chaleur Bay coast as we headed for home and completion of our 2000 km (1240 mile) drive.
The Gaspe Peninsula is a large land mass in eastern Quebec , approximately 120 km wide by 240 km long.
The north shore highway hugs the shore of the St. Lawerence River. The highway on the south shore is inland from the coast and you will be driving through farming land , completely differnt scenery than the north shore. The east part of the peninsula is very hilly and you have antther distinct type oif scenery .
There is more to see than Perce Rock . Redfrod Gardens , Les Jardins de Metis in Grand -Metis just east of Mont-Joli.
Although not technicaly in the Gaspe Region you will drive through Grand-Metis if you are touring through this area of Quebec.
The Redford Gardens ( Les Jardins de Metis) are immaculately kept and worth seeing. The admission is a bit pricey at
$ 14 ( adult ) . Budget 1 1/2 hours . You need a break when driving the Gaspe Peninsula .
The ‘castle’ house
In my drives through the various French-speaking areas of New Brunswick I have noticed that they seem to have a bit more élan than the English-speaking areas when it comes to home decorations, not afraid to make their own statement about whatever it is they like. The Gaspe was no different and we saw some amazing sculptures in some of the small coastal villages we drove through. However, the one that made us really sit up and take notice was this ‘turret’ house in the high hills just before we descended into Grand-Vallee. I don’t know what they were trying to say, but the turrets were even along the side of the driveway!
The Gaspe Peninsula has mild summers and very cold winters. During the summer months, make sure you have some warm clothing. Rain gear is also a must Cameras are essential with all this great scenery.
Beautiful sandy beach, one of the most popular in the Gaspe area! The water is pretty cool, but warm enough to go for a swim without freezing. On a hot day, it gets really crowded so if you're traveling with kids, make sure to keep an eye on them when they go out swimming (there are lifeguards on the beach, but accidents have happened). There's a stand that sells some refreshments, but it's always more fun to bring your own picnic - and don't forget the sunscreen! Bring your bathing suit and your beach volleyball gear.
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20 Rue Adams, C.p. 6391, Gaspe, Quebec, G4X 2R8, Canada